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Archive - Feb 26, 2011

Topsail wrestler Ric McCutcheon captures state championship for the second year in a row

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It takes three days to complete the state wrestling tournament. For Topsail's Ric McCutcheon it's well worth the wait. He's a state champion... again !! Full story...
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Black man claims police beat him after hostage situation at Cary bank

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Officials in Cary have asked the Wake County District Attorney's office and the State Bureau of Investigation to look into a complaint that one of the hostages in a bank standoff was beaten, cursed and handcuffed by police as he emerged from the building after the siege ended. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Reward offered for information on who killed puppies with hammer

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Adopt-An-Angel, a local animal welfare organization, is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who killed two puppies in the Long Leaf Park area. This case remains under active investigation by the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'General Hospital' star talks about visit to our area

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When you open a restaurant, word of mouth and advertising can bring in business. It also doesn't hurt when your daughter is a daytime diva. Full story...
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Man apparently o.d.'s in men's room at Chick-Fil-A on Oleander

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Sometime after 8:00 p.m. Friday, a customer went into the men’s room and found a man who had died of an apparent drug overdose. Full story...
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Goolsby wants US 17 renamed to honor Marines at cost of $100k

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Sen. Thom Goolsby has sponsored a bill in the state legislature to designate US 17 as US Marine Corps Highway. The bill calls for $100,000 of Department of Transportation funds be allocated to pay for signage for the road. Full story...
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Seahawks lose regular season finale in Boston.... UNCW will face GSU in CAA first round

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The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team didn't end the regular season on a good note. The lost to Hofstra on Wednesday at home. On Saturday they lost to Northeastern in Boston. Full story...
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New Hanover, East Bladen, West Bladen and Pender are headed to Fayetteville in search of a berth in the state title game

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Three more wins. That's all it will take in order to win a state championship for the teams still alive in the high school basketball state playoffs. The quest for Pender, West Bladen, East Bladen and New Hanover will continue in Fayetteville this week. Click full story for the full schedule and pairings. Full story...
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High School Hoops: February 25th

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video The third round of the high school basketball state playoffs is complete. Click on full story in order to find out who won on Friday night. Click on play video to see WWAY's highlights from the New Hanover boys ( huge triple overtime win ), the West Bladen boys, the Pender boys, the West Columbus boys and the East Bladen girls. Full story...
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