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Archive - Jan 19, 2012

WWAY's Thursday night sports - Jan. 19

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video On Thursday night WWAY went to Durham in order to check out Wake Forest center Ty Walker. The former New Hanover standout got his 13th career start on Thursday against the 4th ranked Duke Blue Devils. Click play video to check out the slam of the game. It's Ty Walker. On Thursday we also featured a one point win by the UNCW women's basketball team at Trask Coliseum. On top of that the Ashley girls basketball team won our team of the week award. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thompson to Berger: Put up or shut up

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video As we told you yesterday, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger sent another scathing e-mail this week to fellow county leaders. Now some his colleagues are firing back. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Raleigh diocese says Wilmington-born priest's worthy of sainthood

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video A Wilmington-born priest may be declared a saint in the coming years. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh recently announced it will begin the process to canonize Father Thomas Price. But what does it take to be acknowledged as a saint? Full story...
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Public discusses how to alter downtown Wilmington sign regulations

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The debate and discussion continue over the current downtown window sign regulations. A public meeting was held tonight to talk about hot button issues and results from a recent online survey. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland Town Council reveals Chief Jayne placed on probation in Sept., forced to pay restitution

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video During a meeting Thursday night, the Leland Town Council announced that Police Chief Tim Jayne has been on probation for months and ordered to pay restitution for use of a town vehicle. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Occupy Wilmington holding funeral Friday

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Occupy Wilmington will hold a funeral procession for “Corporate Personhood” tomorrow at noon. Bearing a coffin & dressed in black the silent march will carry the casket to the offices of Sen. Richard Burr and Rep. Mike McIntyre. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Addition of high-end business sign of economy recovery in Wilmington

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video The Wilmington of the future will look a little different than it does today. Two high-end businesses are coming, and it appears another well-known national chain wants to set up shop here. All this despite the state of the economy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington business closed in honor of Robert E. Lee's birthday

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Many businesses and schools were closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday. Today at least one Wilmington business was closed in remembrance of another American leader. Full story...
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Pentagon: 2 North Carolina units to Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says more than 6,000 soldiers with units at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Stewart in Georgia are heading to Afghanistan in the spring. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington supporters hit road to support Ron Paul

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video A group of Wilmington residents are taking a unique approach to hitting the campaign trail. Martin Goter and John Gray are leaders of a local group literally going the extra mile supporting Republican candidate Ron Paul in his race for the White House. Full story...
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X marks the spot as ILM runway closed for upgrade

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Driving by, you may have noticed a large "X" on one of the runways at Wilmington International Airport. The runway is closed because the FAA is installing a new navigational aid. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. student suspended after BBs put in soup

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A Brunswick County student has been suspended and could face criminal charges after allegedly messing with cafeteria food. Full story...
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CDC: Many teens moms didn't think it could happen

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A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant. Full story...
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Perry drops out of presidential race, endorses Gingrich

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Republican Rick Perry says he's dropping out of the GOP presidential race and endorsing Newt Gingrich. Full story...
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Exclusive: Gingrich lacks moral character to be president, ex-wife says

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Newt Gingrich lacks the moral character to serve as President, his second ex-wife Marianne told ABC News, saying his campaign positions on the sanctity of marriage and the importance of family values do not square with what she saw during their 18 years of marriage. Full story...
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