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Archive - 2011

Chanukah celebrates triumph of good over evil

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While many are celebrating Christmas, another religious group is enjoying the Festival of Lights. Full story...
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Christmas Eve fire destroys home

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A Hampstead family is without a place to live this Christmas after a fire on Christmas Eve destroyed their home. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - Dec. 23

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video On Friday night on WWAY we featured a preview of the 18th Annual Leon Brogden Holiday Basketball Tournament that will tip off on Monday at UNCW's Trask Coliseum. Eight high school basketball teams will be shooting for the title. One of the teams already has a tournament title this month. Hoggard won the Shootout by the Sea in Myrtle Beach on Friday. We also showcased the Clemson Tigers on Friday's 11pm sports. They're coached by Brad Brownell(former UNCW head basketball coach). Full story...
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Brogden Basketball Tournament tips off Monday

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video The Leon Brogden Holiday Tournament features eight high school basketball teams, four from Wilmington and four from out of town. It's a fun hoops event that fits right in the middle of the holiday season. In fact it starts the day after Christmas on the campus of UNCW. Full story...
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AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT...

I've been a forecaster for nearly 20 years now, but I can still remember my first Christmas as a meteorologist.

Inmate found dead at Brunswick County Detention Center

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An inmate was found dead in his cell on Friday. Full story...
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Last minute Christmas shopping chaos too much for customers, good for business

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video It may not be Black Friday, but it's the Friday before Christmas, and those cash registers are still cha-chinging as shoppers hunt for the perfect handbag or ham. Full story...
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Live nativity puts 'Christ' back into 'Christmas'

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It's easy to get wrapped up in the presents, lights, ribbons and bows and forget the true reason for the season. Full story...
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Christmas travelers come home via planes, trains, automobiles and buses

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video While grandma's cookies and great presents are waiting over the river and through the woods, you've got to get through the traveling to get the good stuff. Full story...
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Santa takes pre-Christmas swim at aquarium

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While the elves prepare Rudolph and friends for their round-the-world journey, Santa snuck into the Fort Fisher Aquarium for a quick swim with some marine friends. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. deploys new TV White Space Network

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“New Hanover County is proud to lead the nation with the first commercial installation of a white space network at the county’s flagship park, Hugh MacRae Park. We will be using this new technology to extend our networks outdoors into our parks and gardens to provide enhanced services to our citizens.” - Commissioner Jason Thompson Full story...
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THE RANT: Why is the Leland Town Manager continuing to allow Chief Jayne to force officers to take lie detector tests?

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We got word again this morning that Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne is continuing to force his officers to take lie detector tests. We're told the paranoid chief is trying to find "leakers" on the force, discover what they're telling investigators, anything that will help him keep what's going on inside his department out of the media. Full story...
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K-9 helps catch man after shots fired in Hillcrest

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Wilmington Police say a K-9 officer at the intersection of 13th and Dawson Streets heard gunfire from inside the housing project. He notified other WPD officers, and they converged on the area. on. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST CHARITY

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video In this edition of "And the Winner is..." we're in the giving spirit. There are many groups around the area that help people in need. Whether it's giving to the poor, helping victims in their time of need or just generally making life better for others, what is the BEST CHARITY in the Cape Fear?
Here are the leaders (9 a.m. Thursday)
Ocean Cure: 33%
Indo Jax Surf Charities: 23%
American Red Cross Cape Fear Chapter: 13%
VOTE NOW!
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Christmas tree recycling starts Monday

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Recycling used Christmas trees will begin the day after the holiday for New Hanover County residents. The New Hanover County Environmental Management Department asks residents living outside city limits to take their trees to one of three locations this year. Full story...
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