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Archive - 2011

Purchase to protect nearly 800 acres in western NC

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A conservation group has bought nearly 800 acres to preserve in western North Carolina. The Conservation Fund says it is paying $5.5 million for the 786 acres south of Brevard near U.S. Highway 276 near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Full story...
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Raleigh city council may ban smoking in city parks

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North Carolina's capital city may join the thousands of people with resolutions to stop smoking. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Raleigh's city council is scheduled to discuss an ordinance Tuesday that would ban smokers from city parks. Full story...
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County commissioners ask for help in funding the Wilmington Bypass

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video Alleviating traffic between Brunswick and New Hanover County has been a priority for almost a decade. New Hanover County Commissioners agreed Monday night to let the North Carolina Department of Transportation step in to help solve the traffic problem. Full story...
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Rendleman and Tomko lead UNCW to CAA road victory over Tribe

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The UNCW men's basketball team remains undefeated in 2011. The Seahawks beat William & Mary on the road on Monday night 61-59 to improve UNCW's record to 1-1 in the CAA and 7-6 overall. The next three games for UNC Wilmington will all be CAA home games at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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BCSO investigates New Year's attack

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video The new year wasn't a celebration for everyone. A Brunswick County man is home from the hospital after a weekend attack. Now the community is buzzing about what they think happened. Full story...
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Packages from Home donations collected

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The holidays are over, but people some will still be receiving some gifts. It was pick-up day here at WWAY. Full story...
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Mega Millions jackpot estimated at $330 million

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The estimated jackpot for the Tuesday, Jan. 4, Mega Millions drawing will be $330 million. The final size of the jackpot will be determined by ticket sales today and Tuesday, but it will be the first time the jackpot has exceeded $300 million in three and a half years. Full story...
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BREAKING FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Shooting at Landfall ruled a suicide

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The principal WPD investigator on the sudden death case this morning in Landfall (Hallmark Lane) has determined that the death was a suicide. Full story...
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Robeson County's arsons cost residents higher insurance

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Homeowners in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties are paying some of the highest insurance rates in the state because investigators found two out of three fires are intentionally set. Full story...
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Lawmaker: Slow recovery will bring NC budget pain

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A North Carolina state senator says a slow economic recovery and a $3.7 billion budget gap means lawmakers won't have the luxury of phasing out programs to ease the pain for personnel and services. Full story...
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End of Days in May? Christian group spreads word

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A movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites are convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin May 21, 2011. Full story...
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New Year's Day crash claims life of New Hanover football player

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video Queyshon King was the heart and soul of New Hanover's stingy defense. He was the starting middle linebacker for Kevin Motsinger's Wildcat fooball team. WWAY NewsChannel 3 has confirmed King died in a car accident Saturday in Leland. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Year ends and begins with more fighting downtown

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Fights broke out downtown on both Thursday night / Friday morning and Friday night / Saturday morning. Click to read the details from the Wilmington Police Department... Full story...
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Gas prices averaging $3.01 across the state

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Average retail gasoline prices in North Carolina have risen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.01/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.05/g, according to gasoline price website NorthCarolinaGasPrices.com. Full story...
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Wilmington Weather was Extreme in 2010!

The wild year that was. 2010 broke records for heat, cold, rain and even snow as Mother Nature threw all she had at Southeastern North Carolina.