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Archive - Jan 24, 2012

WWAY'S Tuesday night sports - Jan. 24

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video On Tuesday night first place was on the line in the Mideastern Conference between Hoggard and New Hanover in boys basketball. First place was also on the line between Ashley and Laney in girls basketball. New Hanover easily beat Hoggard. Laney played tenacious defense to beat Ashley. Click full story to see all of Tuesday's scores. Click play video to see Tuesday's sports. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Animal Control Manager appeals termination

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New Hanover County Animal Control Manager Jean McNeil appealed her termination during a Health Board meeting Tuesday night. Full story...
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Study finds Titan project detrimental to health, could cause premature deaths

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video Debate over the proposed Titan Cement Plant in Castle Hayne has been going on for years, and Tuesday night, Cape Fear residents got a chance to listen to possible health impacts to our community. Full story...
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Groups come together to rebrand downtown Wilmington

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Downtown Wilmington has a lot of supporters, but sometimes groups seem to be moving in different directions. Tuesday night a group representing all aspects of downtown life and commerce came together to see how they could make a good thing better by branding. Full story...
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Two wrestling coaches fired after wrestler injured

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Two Gaston County high school wrestling coaches have been fired after an athlete was injured in practice. Full story...
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State unemployment falls one-tenth of a percent

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Since December 2010, private sector jobs have increased by 29,400 (seasonally adjusted). Over-the-year, leisure & hospitality had the largest job gain with 11,800. Total nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey decreased slightly by 4,400 but was up 19,600 over-the-year. Full story...
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CFPUA responds to major sewer spill

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A CFPUA spokesperson says they will hold off on estimating how many gallons of sewage spilled until they can get a more accurate idea. But Jim Gregson, director of the N.C. Division of Water Quality's Wilmington office, told the StarNews that based upon the average flow in the line and the amount of time it was leaking, up to 1.4 million gallons could have escaped into the New Hanover County tidal creek. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: A look at CFPUA program to help residents without water

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video New Hanover County Commissioners want to help county residents struggling to pay their Cape Fear Public Utility Authority bills. It's a move that has some people asking why the county is getting into the charity business and wondering how the CFPUA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors program works. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue rejects Sen. Berger's tax hike debate

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has dismissed an invitation by legislative leaders to debate her sales tax increase proposal, calling it a political stunt. Full story...
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Former city councilman's attorneys question WHA CEO's power to sue

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video The jury has not been seated, yet in the trial involving the Wilmington Housing Authority and a former city councilman is already heating up. Full story...
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CFCC honors history as newest campus building reaches milestone

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video A piece of the past is slowly taking shape in downtown Wilmington. Today, Cape Fear Community College held a topping out ceremony for the new Union Station building. But the building wasn't the only center of attention. Full story...
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Berger goes off on StarNews reporter in e-mail

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Good luck. Keep your deceitful “reports” coming. I’ve heard less gossip and misplaced rumors in teenagers conversations than in your agenda-driven, weak reporting. I’m ashamed for you. I thought you might have some integrity and talent, but you’ve shown none of either. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Poll - If Mayor Saffo ran against Senator Goolsby

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According to a new poll conducted on behalf of Progress North Carolina, a New Hanover senate seat could be very competitive this fall. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Kure Beach Commissioner gets probation on drug charge

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According to the Clerk of Court, Barry Nelder will be on supervised probation for the next 12 months. He must also pay a $100 fine and do community service. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jersey Mike's damaged by car re-opening tomorrow

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Get ready to have your sub Mike's Way once again. Full story...
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