Archive - May 31, 2011
Sharks can't hold lead in season opener
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 11:25pm.

video The Wilmington Sharks took an early lead on Tuesday, but the Sharks couldn't hold the lead against the Fayetteville Swampdogs. Don't forget about Thursday's game at Buck Hardee Field. It'll be "WWAY Shirt Off Our Back Night."

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ONLY ON 3: Neighbors react to HOA's decision to fine resident for patriotic display
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 9:34pm.

On Memorial Day, Willoughby Park resident Kelly Hill had a choice between removing a flag on her front door supporting her son, who is fighting in Afghanistan, or face a fine from the homeowner’s association.

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Pender's Addison Spruill signs with Brevard
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 9:02pm.

video It took a bit longer than expected, but Pender's Addison Spruill finally made his collegiate choice official. He signed on Tuesday with Brevard Community College in Florida. Pender's Andrienne Bannerman also signed on Tuesday. She'll play college basketball at Erskine.

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McIntyre to vote against raising debt ceiling
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 3:51pm.

The US House of Representatives votes tonight on a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion. It's not expected to pass, because the measure contains no spending cuts.

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As synthetic drugs become illegal, 'relaxation brownies' still available
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 3:26pm.

video We told you last week about a drug craze that becomes illegal tomorrow. With a ban on bath salts and other synthetic drugs going into effect, many folks are looking for legal ways to get high, or in some cases low.

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Port, river issues focus of joint federal effort in Wilmington
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 3:01pm.

Daily operations along the Cape Fear River will be more efficient thanks to a new joint effort in Wilmington.

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Healthier food options coming to six New Hanover elementary schools
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 2:55pm.

Healthier foods are coming to six New Hanover elementary schools this fall. They have been selected to participate in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

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Burlington man rescues $200,000 Powerball ticket from garbage
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 2:36pm.

James Dixon matched all five white balls in the May 21 drawing but tossed the ticket in the garbage after checking his numbers in the newspaper. Fifteen minutes after taking the garbage out for pickup, he realized the numbers he checked were from a previous day’s edition. Something told him to get his ticket from the garbage and compare his numbers to those on the lottery’s website.

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