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Archive - Jan 18, 2012

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Jan. 18

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video Buzz Peterson was not allowed to coach the UNCW Seahawks on Wednesday night due to a one game suspension. With associate coach Jamie Kachmarik calling the shots the Seahawks were not able to mount a successful comeback against James Madison. The Dukes beat UNCW 69-61. It's the third loss in a row for the UNCW men's basketball team. Full story...
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Two community college campuses secure after report of gunman

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Both campuses of a western North Carolina community college are secure after a staff member reported seeing a man walking through a parking lot with a handgun. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Unexpected insurance hike threatens elderly woman's home

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video If your property taxes and insurance are held in escrow, you may want to keep a close eye on it. A Hampstead woman contacted us on behalf of her elderly mother, who was in danger of losing her home because her homeowner's insurance doubled, and she never knew it. Full story...
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D.A.R.E. comes to Wilmington for state conference

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Dozens of officers and D.A.R.E. representatives are in Wilmington this week for a statewide conference. Full story...
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Thieves shoot Bladen Co. woman when she arrives home

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A homeowner arrived home this morning to find a gray older model car in the driveway. Two black males exited the residence and the victim was shot by the suspects. Full story...
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Victim's daughter speaks out after cold case murder arrest

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video A man accused in a New Bern cold case murder and rape has a criminal history that spans decades, and includes four charges of first degree rape in New Bern. Full story...
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Western NC community college campuses being cleared

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One campus of a western North Carolina community college is secure and another is being cleared after a staff member reported seeing a man walking through a parking lot with a handgun. Full story...
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Campaign to reject NC gay marriage vote begins

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Opponents of a North Carolina voter referendum on banning gay marriage say they hope to have one million conversations with people before the May primary about the far-reaching effects of changing the state constitution. Full story...
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Public meeting on downtown window signs Thursday

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You are invited to attend a public meeting to provide input and review the results of the recent online survey regarding windown signs downtown. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 19, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in City Hall. Full story...
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Wilmington finance company manager accused of insurance fraud

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Gregory Steven Gurney, 49, of 5418 ½ Park Ave., Wilmington. He is charged with six counts each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and corporate malfeasance. He is charged with three counts of altering or forging certificates of title or applications, and one count each of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and transferring a stolen motor vehicle. Full story...
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Atkinson running again for NC schools chief

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State schools Superintendent June Atkinson says she's running for another four years as chief administrator of North Carolina's public schools. Full story...
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Record year for films in NC

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Bringing red-carpet stars Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes and Jennifer Lawrence, studios chasing tax incentives increased their spending in North Carolina nearly threefold — from $75 million in 2010 to $220 million in 2011. Full story...
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Duke gets record number of freshman applications

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The hottest ticket in Durham might be a spot in the class of 2016, if the record number of applications for the freshman class at Duke University is any indicator. Full story...
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Goodwill offers free tax assistance in NC

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Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is offering income tax assistance to those who qualify in the Charlotte area. Full story...
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NC Ag official regrets warning turkey farm

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A North Carolina Agriculture Department official says she regrets tipping off employees at a Hoke County turkey processing plant that sheriff's deputies were investigating the business. Full story...
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