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Archive - Oct 2012

Sandy halts oyster harvesting in the Cape Fear area

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video Oyster season only opened a few weeks ago, but this past weekend the state's Marine Fisheries Division put a halt to harvesting in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties. Bill Moller, owner of Natures Way Farm and Seafood in Hampstead, says it has definitely hurt business. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Oct. 31

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video On Wednesday on WWAY we profiled future NFL draft pick Jonathan Cooper. The Hoggard High graduate is about to wind down his college career with the UNC Tar Heels. Learn what Cooper says about the NFL. See what Tar Heel quarterback Bryn Renner has to say about Cooper, plus Cooper's high school coach, Scott Braswell.... On Tuesday we checked out high school soccer playoff action.... We provided info on a future Seahawk basketball player.... Plus more ! Full story...
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NC man accused in death of 6-month-old daughter

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A Charlotte man is charged with murder after police say he physically assaulted his 6-month-old daughter, leading to the child's death. Full story...
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Authorities seek clues in NC woman's disappearance

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Police in Belmont are looking for clues in the disappearance of a Walmart employee who was last seen driving away from the store more than two weeks ago. Full story...
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NC health director reports 3rd meningitis case

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North Carolina's health director says a third person is hospitalized for fungal meningitis apparently contracted from a tainted steroid injection. Full story...
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POLL: Storm response earns Obama praise amid election’s deadlock drama

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Likely voters of all political stripes give broadly positive ratings to Barack Obama;s response to the devastating storm that smashed the East Coast this week. Whether it makes a difference in the long-deadlocked presidential election is another question. Full story...
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'Buzz Peterson Show' begins Nov. 11 on WWAY

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"The Buzz Peterson Show" makes its 2012-13 premier on Sunday, Nov. 11. That's the same day the Seahawks tip off the 2012-13 men's basketball season at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Testimony starts in Nobles murder trial

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video After three years of waiting testimony began in the Danny Ray Nobles murder trial. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Angry Wilmingtonians protest Stamp Act with mock funeral

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On October 31, 1765, angry Wilmingtonians held a mock funeral for Liberty the day before the Stamp Act was to go into effect. The Stamp Act placed taxes on most forms of paper in the colonies, including newspapers, letters, pamphlets and wills. Full story...
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Dalton wants NC board to investigate flights

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Walter Dalton's gubernatorial campaign has asked North Carolina election officials to investigate whether Pat McCrory's campaign reported unlawful payments for a flight for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to attend McCrory events in September. Full story...
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Early voting drawing big crowds around the Cape Fear

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video Less than a week before Election Day, many people are taking full advantage of One Stop Voting. Voters say because of early voting, there is no excuse not to make your voice heard. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Orton's Pool Room

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video This Halloween, why not visit a local haunt that people say is haunted. Orton's Pool Room has its own place in national history; one that was almost lost until new owners saved the day. Full story...
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Fair's Pre-School Day draws record crowd

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There was a big but small turnout at the Cape Fear Fair & Expo this morning. A record 1,300 youngsters came out for Pre-School Day to see live music and enjoy their favorite rides. Full story...
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Company creates special Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs

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This Halloween Wilmington's 101 Mobility teamed up with a special education class at Codington Elementary to celebrate the holiday. Employees designed special costumes to fit the students' wheelchairs. Full story...
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2nd NC storm victim identified

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Officials have released the name of a North Carolina man killed as winds from superstorm Sandy whipped through the state. Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton said 25-year-old Jody Alan Davis of Mount Airy was driving a pickup Monday night about 7 p.m. when he struck a downed oak tree near Dobson. Full story...
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