Archive - Jul 15, 2011
Tar Heel will have blank ballot come November
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 9:43pm.

video The deadline to run for municipal elections has ended and one community will have a blank ballot come November. The small town of Tar Heel in Bladen County has no one running for mayor or any of the three council positions and the deadline for municipal filings has not been extended.

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Driving force behind historical marker to be honored in nation's capital
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 4:19pm.

Last month a historical marker was unveiled outside Wilmington National Cemetery to honor the hundreds of US Colored Troops buried in the Port City. Next week the man behind that marker will be honored for his efforts.

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Police chief refuses to offer more info on Pine Valley murder
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 3:46pm.

video During a Friday morning news conference at the Wilmington Police Department, WWAY asked Police Chief Ralph Evangelous about the July 4 murder of Carol Ann Johnson in her Pine Valley home.

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Wilmington Police seize dozens of guns
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 3:30pm.

video Wilmington Police say they have taken a large number of guns off the streets in the first two weeks of this month. Officers confiscated many of the guns from convicted felons.

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Brunswick Co. Animal Shelter ends Saturday hours
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 3:26pm.

If you want to adopt a pet from the Brunswick County Animal Shelter, you'll have to do it on a weekday. Starting next weekend the shelter will no longer be open on Saturdays.

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Administrative mistakes delay court dates for Strickland, Wright
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 3:06pm.

video Two men with connections to former state Sen. R.C. Soles were scheduled to be in court today in Tabor City, but administrative errors led to both having their court dates pushed back.

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Jay Ross all-stars play Wilmington PD Saturday in benefit basketball game
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 2:07pm.

A star studded list of celebrities will play basketball on Saturday at Brogden Hall in Wilmington. This includes a few NFL players and two WWAY co-hosts: Trot Nixon & Brett Blizzard.

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"And the Winner Is..." BEST PLACE TO BUY A BOAT
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 1:20pm.

video Lot's of people here in Southeastern North Carolina have 'em. Even more want 'em. They buzz up and down the intracoastal, skim the beaches and head out for a day on the gulf stream. If you've got one, where do you recommend others get theirs? This week we want to know where's the BEST PLACE TO BUY A BOAT in the Cape Fear? Here's how the votes are sailing in (2 p.m. Thurs.):
Atlantic Marine, Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach - 53%
Blackbarry Marine, Southport - 20%
Starling Marine, Wilmington - 9%


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