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Archive - Jan 4, 2012

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Jan. 4

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video The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team defeated Northeastern on Wednesday night in Boston. Buzz Peterson's team is now 2-1 in the CAA. Brunswick Community College had a lead on Wednesday, but unlike the Seahawks the Dolphins were not able to hold onto their advantage against Pitt Community College. Full story...
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City and county elected officials respond to ballpark talks ending

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video A day after the City of Wilmington approved the annexation request of a developer, the county announced it will postpone talks regarding the building of a minor league baseball stadium. For some city council members the county's decision to back out of baseball does not sit right. Full story...
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Oak Island jetport wins $3.65 million in federal funds

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The Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island was awarded $3.65 million in federal funds this week. The money will be used to construct a full parallel taxiway along the newly extended runway. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Animal rescuers say hunters abandoning dogs is once again becoming an issue

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video Animal Rescue groups across Brunswick County say that with the recent end of hunting season, many hunters are abandoning their hound dogs. They say these strays end up on people's porches starving or are often times hit by cars on the road. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City Council says it might be time to look into cab shortage downtown

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Wilmington City Council has not said much on the taxi cab shortage in downtown that occurs during busy nights, but on Tuesday the majority agreed that it should be looked into. Full story...
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THE RANT: Leland should take a lesson from East Spencer

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Have you heard yet about the two firefighters in East Spencer who shocked a junior firefighter nine times with a stun gun during a department Christmas party? Sounds familiar doesn't it? Sort of like when Leland Police Officer Sherry Lewis was shot between the legs with simulated ammunition during a training exercise last February. Full story...
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Update: New Hanover Animal Control mgr. still on leave after Board of Health meeting

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video Abusing power or following protocol? One New Hanover County employee claims her boss is harassing her, which could lead to her termination. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Manager makes executive decision; Taking ball home as far as ballpark is concerned

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New Hanover County Manager Bruce Shell told us late this afternoon that during a meeting between his staff, City of Wilmington staff and Mandalay Entertainment, he made it clear that the county is not interested in working together to bring a ballpark or team to Wilmington. Full story...
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Unemployment remains political football in NC

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The head of North Carolina's unemployment benefits office found herself in an unusual spot before a General Assembly committee - subpoenaed by legislators to talk about money owed to the federal government and how jobless data is shared with the governor. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Videos mocking Charles Warren continue on YouTube

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video There's yet another video online mocking Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren and the controversy surrounding him. Full story...
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