Archive - Jun 24, 2011
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Battery takes the charge out of Hammerheads
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 10:35pm.

video More than 5,000 fans showed up on Friday night to watch the Wilmington Hammerheads at Legion Stadium. Unfortunately the home team came up short against the Charleston Battery.

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Downtown venue hopes to provide fun atmosphere to an older crowd
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 9:54pm.

video Well it’s probably safe to say that downtown Wilmington hasn't necessarily had the best reputation lately. But, a new venue in the Port City wants to change things up.

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Brunswick NAACP President claims county officials are racist
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 5:07pm.

video The Brunswick County NAACP president says County Commissioners and the Sheriff's Office are racist. Bernest Hewett made the accusations Friday morning on the Big Talker FM. We spoke with him on the phone this afternoon.

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ONLY ON 3: Solo sail to Portugal anything but smooth
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 3:36pm.

video A dream journey across the ocean has become something of a nightmare for a Wilmington man. Greg Frucci arrived safely in Bermuda after battling a dangerous storm, and in more trouble than he originally thought, which leaves his journey to Portugal in doubt.

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School Board member asks colleagues if they've failed students
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 3:32pm.

Yesterday Dr. Derrick Hickey asked the school board if they think they have failed the students of New Hanover County. Hickey says this was part of a spirited debate that started over a one-percent increase in teacher bonuses.

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Big changes coming to gun laws in NC
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 3:28pm.

video New gun laws go into effect December 1 in North Carolina. Yesterday Gov. Bev Perdue signed a bill that will give North Carolinians more legal protection when they shoot at an intruder.

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Eastern North Carolina wildfires take toll on the public's health in coastal counties
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 3:02pm.

The NC Division of Public Health has been monitoring hospital visits for acute respiratory conditions in the Piedmont and Eastern regions of the state and has observed an increase in visits to hospital emergency departments in the following coastal counties for the week of June 18-24: Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Dare, New Hanover and Pender.

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ONLY ON 3: Yarn bombers hit downtown Wilmington
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 3:00pm.

video You may notice colorful swatches of yarn popping up in random places. These pops of art are taking over the world from London to Amsterdam to right here in the Port City. A group of local artists is trying to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by yarn bombing things like light poles and parking meters.

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