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Archive - Jan 2011

NC's unemployment rate for Dec. to be released

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North Carolina plans to release its unemployment rate for December. Monday's data from the Employment Security Commission will show the impact holiday hiring may have had on the jobless rate. Full story...
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NC woman who raised NY baby faces kidnap charges

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A North Carolina woman who raised a child snatched from a New York hospital more than two decades ago is set to appear in federal court to face kidnapping charges. Full story...
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3rd Annual "90 days to Earth day"

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video Kevin Murphy has been picking up trash in the Cape Fear area for years. He's a fifth grade teacher at St. Mary's and the director of the non-profit organization, Ocean Cure. Three years ago, he decided to start the "90 Days to Earth Day" challenge. Full story...
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Wilmington's Jay Ross is headed to Super Bowl in rookie season with Green Bay

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Jay Ross was a defensive standout at New Hanover High School and East Carolina. The defensive tackle is now headed to the Super Bowl. Full story...
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Taxes, budget, parking, safety big issues at Wrightsville Beach Aldermen Retreat

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video Changes could be in store for the Town of Wrightsville Beach; Saturday was the annual Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen Retreat. Full story...
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Fallen soldiers' memory preserved forever

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Four more names have been added to the Fallen Soldier Memorial Garden at the National Guard Armory in Wilmington. Full story...
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UNCW women's basketball team wins again to remain in first place tie in CAA

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Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's team continues to be the talk of the CAA. They won again Sunday afternoon scoring a season high 85 points. The next three games for the UNCW women's basketball team will all be home games at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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NE Coastal roads still icy after half-foot of snow

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The heaviest amounts from Saturday's storm came along the beaches north of Wilmington and the Outer Banks. Seven inches of snow fell at Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle, while 6 inches of snow was reported along the Outer Banks south of Oregon Inlet. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Roommate slashed with machete

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The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been in an argument with roommates, and one of the other men grabbed a machete and hit the victim on the head. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Downtown Violence - Homeless man stabbed Saturday night

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Witnesses reported that the victim had been panhandling near 20 N. Front Street, and that he became involved in an altercation within an hour before he was found stabbed. Full story...
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NBA record holder returns home to scout UNCW-Towson game

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Did you spot Chucky Brown at the UNCW basketball game Saturday night? He's no longer playing in the NBA. Instead, he looking for players that have game. Meet Chucky tonight on the Coach's Corner at 6pm on WWAY. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON RESTAURANT

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video Last week we headed downtown. In the Port City's hub of activity, we asked where is the best place to eat? Is it a fancy sit-down restaurant or a more casual spot? Is it a place for steaks or for a sandwich? The winner of BEST DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT was ... The Copper Penny. Full story...
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UNCW tops Towson at Trask

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Towson had a hot hand in the first half at Trask Coliseum on a cold night night in Wilmington, but one half wasn't good enough for the Tigers. UNCW defeated Towson by six points Saturday night. The Seahawks are now 4-4 in the CAA. Full story...
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Saturday's Pender-Laney basketball game postponed due to snowfall

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There won't be any Saturday night basketball for Laney or Pender. Snowy weather has forced a postponement. Full story...
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The state steps in to help protect the safety of community college students

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The North Carolina Community College board is giving schools the thumbs up to discuss ways to refuse admission to students they consider a threat. Full story...
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