Archive - Aug 2009
Strickland makes first court appearance, claims innocence
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:38pm.

A Tabor City teen charged with burning down his own house made his first appearance in court Friday. The house is owned by Allen Strickland who is accused of burning down the house, which was bought for him by Senator RC Soles.

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Smoking ban causes frustration with downtown businesses
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:35pm.

Recently, the downtown campus of Cape Fear Community college became off limits to smokers. Now, business owners nearby say smokers looking for a safe haven are becoming a nuisance.

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Two parasailers die off Ocean Isle Beach
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:28pm.

A vacation turned deadly Friday afternoon when two visitors died parasailing off Ocean Island Beach.

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Dane Hobbs left his mark with many in Wilmington
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:17pm.

A homeless man who passed away on Tuesday left his mark here in Wilmington. Since Dane Hobbs died this week, we have received numerous e-mails and calls from viewers telling us what an impact Hobbs had on our community.

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Wilmington River Group misses deadline again
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:08pm.

The City of Wilmington may be looking for a new developer to build the convention center hotel. Wilmington River Group, the developer of choice, had until Friday to come up with a one million dollar line of credit ensuring they could complete Hotel Indigo.

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New Hanover County sheriff's looking for missing man
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:02pm.

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a missing man. Charles Vincent Harkey has not been seen since Tuesday. He goes by the name Vince and is 5 foot 8, 200 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and a goatee.

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Perdue frees up $38 million for North Carolina counties
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:54pm.

Next week, North Carolina counties will get $38 million in overdue lottery funds earmarked for school construction.

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Vacant NC furniture plant ablaze in 70-foot flames
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:33pm.

North Carolina firefighters are battling a blaze at a vacant furniture plant in Morganton where witnesses say flames are shooting more than 70 feet into the air.

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