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Archive - Oct 11, 2012

WWAY's Thursday night sports - Oct. 11

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video On Thursday night you knew we would catch up with MJ at UNCW's Trask Coliseum. Not, Michael Jordan. Instead, Magic Johnson made a special appearance in Wilmington. That's not all we had on Thursday. Check it out! Full story...
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Magic Johnson talks HIV, success to UNCW audience

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video It's not everyday that magic comes to the Port City. After months of anticipation, thousands came out to UNCW's Trask Coliseum Thursday night to hear a basketball legend speak. Full story...
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Family and friends remember fallen soldier at viewing

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Loved ones of Wilmington soldier Sgt. T.J. Butler gathered at Andrews Mortuary in Wilmington Thursday night. Full story...
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Blue Dog McIntyre resists GOP tide

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Veteran North Carolina Congressman Mike McIntyre admits he has an uphill fight to win re-election. A conservative Blue Dog Democrat, McIntyre casually quotes Scripture, rails against illegal immigrants, touts his votes against "Obamacare" and says he's never met a tax cut he didn't like. Full story...
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Burr says presidential race could hinge on foreign policy

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video Tonight the vice presidential candidates square off for their only debate. They'll focus on foreign and domestic policy, as will the presidential hopefuls tuesday. Today we talked with Sen. Richard Burr about some of the issues the candidates will tackle. Full story...
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Butler attacks Goolsby with transvaginal wand

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video A new ad in the race for state Senate District 9 is grabbing people's attention. Deb Butler's new ad says incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby is trying to follow women into the doctor's office. Full story...
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LaNasa challenges Gott's residency

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Business owner Justin LaNasa has challenged Melissa Gott's residency with the Board of Elections. According to the paperwork he turned in, LaNasa claims Gott is not a resident of the county, city or voting precinct she claims. Full story...
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Judge shuts down Columbus County nightclub

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A judge today shut down a Columbus County nightclub that prosecutors say has been the site of violent crimes, including a fatal shooting. Full story...
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Bridge signs finally give clear message, lanes closed Friday during the day

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It took a couple of days, but signs warning drivers about this weekend's closure of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge finally have the right message. Full story...
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Southport teen charged with stealing from vacation homes

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A Brunswick County teenager is charged with allegedly stealing from vacation homes and then selling the items to pawn shops in the Southport area. Full story...
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UPDATE: Highway Patrol identifies bicyclist killed in wreck on NC 179

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Highway Patrol has identified the person killed while riding a bicycle on NC 179 this afternoon. Troopers say the victim is Timothy Leonard, 57, of Shallotte. Full story...
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WHQR sets $165,000 goal during fall pledge drive

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Wilmington's WHQR-fm public radio is hoping to raise $165,000 during its week-long fall pledge drive. The drive makes up a large part of the non-profit radio station's funding. Full story...
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WPD releases traffic details for Sgt. Butler funeral

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Wilmington Police say the funeral of a soldier killed last week in Afghanistan will affect traffic on Market Street tomorrow. Full story...
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Release dates set for Wilmington-shot movies

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Warner Bros. has announced two movies that shot in Wilmington this year, "We're the Millers" and "The Conjuring," will hit theaters next summer. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Senior softball league founder honored

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video Phil Rose may be 83, but his spirit is younger than ever. He founded the Wilmington Senior Softball Association back in 1995. With 200 players now, it's hard to believe back then there were fewer than a dozen. Full story...
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