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Archive - Feb 8, 2011

UNCW can't hang with first place George Mason

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video George Mason knocked off UNC Wilmington Tuesday night in college basketball. It's the tenth victory in a row for the Patriots. Full story...
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New Hanover County Commissioner Berger hacks off fellow commissioners calling last minute news conference

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video “First this is crap for a notice! 2 hours really?? I have a 1130 NHC meeting so I cannot attend. I would caution you to make sure you are speaking as an individual and not for the (County Commissioners) as I dont believe we took action on any of these issues." -- Jason Thompson to Brian Berger on calling a news conference without giving commissioners ample notice. Full story...
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Port City Java is under new ownership and hopes for a fresh start

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video It'll be the same cup of joe but with a new owner. Port City Java announced Tuesday the local coffee company is changing hands. Full story...
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Trask changes date for the postponed Wallace-Rose Hill basketball game again

Trask and Wallace-Rose Hill have been playing musical dates. It appears they've now settled for February 9th. Full story...

PPD reports 2010 financial results; Net revenue almost $1.5 billion

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Highlights include: * Net revenue growth of 9% over Q4 2009 * Diluted EPS of $0.40 in Q4 2010 * Cash flow from operations of $241 million in 2010 * Announced $200 million accelerated share repurchase program Full story...
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PPD's CEO is retiring

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PPD, Inc. announced that David L. Grange plans to retire as chief executive officer of PPD and a member of its board of directors. Grange joined PPD's board in 2003 and served with distinction as an independent director until mid-2009 when he became chief executive officer. Grange's retirement will be effective May 18, 2011, the date of the company's annual shareholder meeting. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Another "boom" felt downtown and in Leland

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Folks downtown and across the river in Leland heard another mysterious "boom" this afternoon around 3:30 p.m. One of our viewers emailed us from Leland to say her dishes shook for a second. Here at the station it felt and sounded like either someone had hit the building with a vehicle or like someone dropped something huge on the roof. Full story...
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Hoggard grad wins an Emmy

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Tommy Kane got his start in the world of television at WWAY. Now he's an Emmy winner. Full story...
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NC jury indicts man for Perdue flight payment

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A Wake County grand jury has indicted a western North Carolina man on a charge he caused Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign to file false campaign reports by hiding he had given money to pay for a campaign flight. Full story...
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Prescribed burn planned at Halyburton Park

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The burn of about 30 acres will help reduce the risk of wildfires, benefit plants and animals that need fire to thrive, promote plant species that attract wildlife and restores a natural element of long leaf pine forest. Full story...
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