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Archive - 2011

Saturday night sports update: VCU rolls over UNCW, Ashley edges South View & Donnell Holmes slips on boardwalk

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UNCW committed a season high 28 turnovers on Saturday night against VCU. The Seahawks couldn't handle the pressure from the Rams. In high school hoops Ashley survived the pressure of a competitive game on the road against South View. Donnell Holmes found himself in a pressure cooker on Saturday, but the Ivanhoe native couldn't come up with the decision he wanted. Full story...
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Churches put their 'Boots on the Ground' to stop problems in low-income areas

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In the wake of drug problems and violence in low-income neighborhoods, area churches have decided it's time to put their ‘Boots on the Ground’ and change hearts and minds for the better. Full story...
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Seahawks soar toward their futures

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A new flock of Seahawks turned their tassels and soared toward their destiny Saturday. Full story...
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Christmas gift wrappers brighten the season and children's futures

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'Tis the season for shopping, presents and gift-wrapping. One group has set up shop for the 19th Christmas in a row to help you make sense of the paper, ribbons and bows. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deadly shooting at Columbus County party, deputies searching for shooter

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Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says one man is dead and two women injured after a party turned fatal early Saturday morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Body found in Wilmington woods, woman charged with murder

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Johanna Christine Leitch, 38, is in jail and charged with killing Richard Alvey Partello III, 43, in the homeless encampment where both had been staying. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - Dec. 16

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The third Full Court Press for the 2011-2012 high school basketball season is in the books. Click full story in order to see all of the high school basketball scores from around the region. Click the Full Court Press icon on our homepage to watch Friday's Full Court Press. This includes highlights from victories by Ashley, Coastal Christian, East Bladen, West Bladen, Topsail, Brunswick CC and the UNCW women. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family says it caught cop peeping on teenage daughter

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video A scene no parent wants to stumble upon: A peeping Tom outside their daughter's window. A North Topsail Beach family says that's what happened to them. They were even more horrified when they say they realized the man outside their home was a police officer. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Berger launches e-mail battle with fellow commissioners after being thrown off boards

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video A day after fellow commissioners removed him from most public boards on which he was a member, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger launched an e-mail fight with fellow commissioners. Full story...
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USO building celebrates 70 years

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The Hannah Block Historic USO Building in downtown Wilmington is celebrating it's 70th anniversary this year. The World War II building on Second and Orange Streets has been open since December 1941 and still offers the same charm of years past. Full story...
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Donnell Holmes weighs in at 226 for bout

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Pender County native Donnell Holmes will put his impressive pro boxing record on the line on Saturday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Holmes will fight Bowie Topou. Full story...
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Patrick Murphy, big-city police chief who urged restraint during turbulent era, dies at 91 in Wilmington

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Patrick V. Murphy, a police reformer who urged officers to hold their fire as head of the New York, Detroit and Washington police during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, died Friday. He was 91. Murphy died of a heart attack at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C., his son, Gerard Murphy, said. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick Co. Social Services Board cancels next two meetings

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The Brunswick County Social Services Board has scheduled two meetings scheduled before the end of the year, according to an e-mail from director Patricia Connelly. The move comes just days after a board meeting erupted in controversy when Chairman Charles Warren kicked board member Pat Sykes and a Brunswick Beacon reporter out of the meeting. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST JEWELRY STORE

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video In this week's "And the Winner is..." we're looking for some bling. As the holidays approach, you may be looking for something sparkly to fill your loved one's wish list. So who has the most glittery gold and the most dazzling diamonds. Let us know what you think is the BEST JEWELRY STORE in the Cape Fear. Full story...

Man arrested after arson at Wilmington home

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Wilmington Police say a house fire this morning was intentionally set. Investigators say Ronald Joseph Rose, 20, of Wilmington, is charged with breaking and entering and arson. Full story...
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