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Archive - 2011

ONLY ON 3: Berger discusses issues in exclusive sit-down interview

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been the subject of many controversies during his first year in office. Monday afternoon, hours after fellow commissioners stripped him of many of his responsibilities, Berger sat down with WWAY for more than an hour in an EXCLUSIVE in-studio interview to discuss a turbulent year. Full story...
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Davis, Barfield fire back after Berger says 'I will come down on you like a hammer on a nail'

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video It seems that New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's tardiness is not just affecting his schedule. Berger was late again today, which caused him to miss a crucial vote that will greatly affect his future on community boards.VIDEO INCLUDED Full story...
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Where there's a Wilson, there's a way; UNCW wins in final seconds

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video The UNCW Seahawks returned home Monday night. They trailed most of the game and only held one lead in the second half, but that was when the final buzzer sounded. A last second tip-in lifted the Hawks to their third win in their last four outings. Full story...
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One-Day Blitz sets new record to help Salvation Army

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Once again our community has shown just how generous it is, contributing a record amount of money and food for the annual Help for the Holiday One-Day Blitz to restock the Salvation Army's Food Pantry. Full story...
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Secret Santa pays for layaway at Wilmington Kmart

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video The spirit of giving is in the air across the nation. Anonymous donors are paying off layaway purchases at Kmart stores from coast to coast. Now, it's happening in Wilmington. Full story...
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Gym makes sure needy pets have good Christmas, too

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All the food and toys collected will benefit two area animal rescue groups. The supplies will not only be used for animals in the shelters, but they will also be handed out to needy families with pets. Full story...
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Korean pastor in Wilmington reacts to death of North Korean dictator

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video Tensions and uncertainties are high in Asia following the death overnight of North Korean president Kim Jung Il. Half a world away, Kim's death is impacting people in the Port City as well. Full story...
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Columbus Sheriff looking into whether to close down site of deadly weekend shooting

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video One man is dead and two women were hurt after a birthday party turned deadly over the weekend in Delco. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says the shooting at the Triple K Ranch may eventually lead to shutting down the facility at night. Full story...
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Perdue media team used confidential data to spin jobs reports

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Since as early as January 2011, and perhaps before then, Gov. Bev Perdue’s press office has received access to confidential employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics hours if not days before its scheduled release, quite likely in violation of federal law. The governor’s staff used its early access to massage the monthly employment press release that reported jobs data to the public. Full story...
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Cops: Charlotte woman slain, suspect kills self

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Investigators say they found a body inside a burning home in Charlotte, and they think the suspect in the killing committed suicide in a shed nearby. Full story...
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Respiratory infection keeps Coble in hospital

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Doctors say U.S. Rep. Howard Coble needs to stay in a Washington hospital for several more days as he recovers from an upper respiratory infection. Full story...
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Henderson County sets deadline for absent sheriff

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Henderson County commissioners have told the county sheriff he has until the end of the work week to either return to his job or request a formal leave of absence to deal with his mental health condition. Full story...
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Closings set in student body president's death

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The trial for a man charged with killing a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president is coming to an end. Full story...
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NC officer shoots man who flees traffic stop

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North Carolina investigators are looking into why a Hickory police officer critically wounded a man fleeing an attempted traffic stop. Full story...
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Christmas tree sales affected by the economy

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videoFinances are putting a damper on Christmas tree sales. At least, that's what some Christmas tree lots are reporting this season. Full story...
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