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Archive - May 20, 2011

Friday night sports...big night for upsets, but Donnell Holmes wins impressively in boxing ring

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Did you miss Friday's sports on WWAY? If so, click here for a list of some of the results from Friday night's action from around our region. We've got it all covered with high school, collegiate and local pro sports. Full story...
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Columbus County native wins Big South player of year honors in softball

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Kelly Strickland used to swing a mean bat at South Columbus High School. She's now swinging even harder in college. Full story...
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Sea Dawgs draw huge crowd for home opener

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videoThe Sea Dawgs 5th season is officially underway and fans all over the Cape Fear area came out to support their salty mutts in their first home game. Full story...
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Prosecutor wants dismembering a body to be a crime

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The prosecutor in the Zahra Baker case wants North Carolina lawmakers to penalize the act of dismembering a body in order to conceal a crime. Full story...
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Locals don't seem worried Judgment Day will come Saturday

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Downtown Wilmington was business as usual today, even though some people think that could all change Saturday. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST SEAFOOD PLATTER

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video A year ago, Something Fishy won a commanding victory for the area's BEST SEAFOOD PLATTER. But a dish like that in an area like ours is surely to have plenty of competition. So once again, we're firing up the fryers and grills to find out who has the BEST SEAFOOD PLATTER along the Cape Fear Coast. Voting has ended. George Elliott will tell you who won tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6. Full story...

1-A results from state track meet

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The 1-A state championnship track meet was held in Greensboro on Friday. The 2-A meet will be held on Saturday. Full story...
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Seaside Soccer Classic kick starts summer business

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video Local businesses get a kick out of this weekend's annual Seaside Soccer Classic. The 18th annual tournament will bring in nearly 5,000 youth soccer players to the Cape Fear area. Full story...
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No charges in crash that killed pedestrian

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A driver who hit and killed a woman in New Hanover County early this morning will not face charges. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Local woman, daughter help Alabama storm victims

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video A local woman with ties to Alabama is giving back in the aftermath of devastating tornadoes there last month. Dolly Symonds is proof that it only takes one to make a big difference. Full story...
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Compromise on unemployment benefits could come next week

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The political standoff keeping 42,000 long-term jobless workers from their extended unemployment benefits may be loosening. Full story...
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Progress Energy breaks ground on power plant addition

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Wilmington's power plant is finding ways to go green. Today, Progress Energy broke ground for the Sutton plant's new, state-of-the-art complex. Full story...
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Wilmington port gets federal money for dredging

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The State Port of Wilmington is getting some federal help clearing the way for ships. Full story...
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UNCW men's golf team slips at NCAA regional

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The UNCW men's golf is heading in the wrong direction. They'll need to make a serious move in Saturday's final round in order to make the NCAA golf tournament later this month, but there's still a chance a Seahawk could win the individual title. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: D.A. Jon David calls out Rex Gore regarding Davina Buff Jones shooting

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District Attorney Rex Gore was unwilling to change his initial determination or rule the cause of death as undetermined. Unfortunately, this action on Mr. Gore’s part lead many to conclude that he was not acting in a fair and impartial manner. Regardless of the truth of this assertion, such a perception is damaging to the Office of the District Attorney. Full story...
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