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Archive - May 18, 2011

District Attorney says office will re-examine death of Bald Head Island police officer

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video More than a decade after the death of Bald Head Island Police Officer, Davina Buff Jones, the case has been reopened. District Attorney Jon David decided today that there was more to the story. Full story...
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CFCC, UNCW to help in search for Blackbeard's booty

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video Pirates and their folklore have international appeal. Now a local group of archaeologists is partnering with UNCW and CFCC to dig into a wreck close to home. Full story...
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Hoggard advances in state soccer playoffs

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video New Hanover and Hoggard don't meet very often in the state playoffs, but that happened Wednesday night in girls high school soccer. Hoggard won both regular season games, but it was lose and go home in this third round playoff matchup. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jurors in Thomas case deadlocked; Judge gives life sentence

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video After a jury that convicted a man of four murders could not come to an agreement on a sentence, the judge in the Danny Thomas case handled the sentence. Full story...
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Early voting legislation barely clears House

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An effort to reduce by a week North Carolina's early voting period has barely cleared the House even after the measure was changed to promote more voting at night and on Saturdays. Full story...
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Show with locally-shot pilot debuts this fall on ABC & WWAY

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video "One Tree Hill" is not the only locally-produced show that will be on TV this fall. ABC has picked up "Revenge," which shot its pilot earlier this year in the Cape Fear, and you can watch it right here on WWAY. The network has slotted the show to air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Full story...
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Local boxer channels Mr. T in return to ring

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video Pender County native Donnell Holmes will step back into the boxing ring Friday after a 15-month layoff. The professional heavyweight will lace up the gloves in Raleigh. Full story...
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Brunswick DA breaks silence on judge's order

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Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David has been waiting for weeks to see if Judge Jerry Jolly would recant his order doing away with traffic court. Today David spoke publicly for the first time since, taking the conversation to The Morning Beat with Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM. Full story...
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Leland Library reopens with more space

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The additions doubled the square footage of and added a larger seating area, more restrooms in the childrens book room and a larger break room for library staff. Full story...
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Local florist donating rare piece of local history to Airlie Gardens

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When Dana Cook bought and took over Julia’s Florist – and subsequently Rehder’s Florist – two years ago, she knew a box of Rehder relics existed in the shop’s attic. It remained untouched as she immersed herself in learning the ins and outs of her new Wilmington business. Full story...
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