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Archive - Oct 15, 2012

FIRST ON 3: Lightning strike believed to cause Oak Island house fire

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videoIt was a scary situation for police on Oak Island after spotting flames shooting from the roof of a house Monday night. No one was home when fire crews responded around 9:30 and quickly put out flames in the back of the home's attic. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Oct. 8

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video On Monday on WWAY we checked out a unique basketball practice for the Duke University men's basketball team. Coach K gave his team a taste of his Army past.... We provided an update on Wilmington's Jay Ross. The defensive tackle didn't get the news he was hoping for on Monday.... Plus more! Full story...
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Progress Energy requests rate hike; residents sound off

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video Progress Energy says it has asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a rate increase the company says would push residential bills up an average of 14.2 percent. Full story...
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Bingo night a big hit at Pine Valley Elementary

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video The competition was fierce during Friday's bingo night at Pine Valley Elementary School. WWAY's Chris Phillips and Cacky Catlett helped call out the all-important letters and numbers. Full story...
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Chinese-owned NC plant promises 450 jobs in 4 yrs

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A North Carolina-based subsidiary of a Chinese company says it will fill about 450 jobs within four years at a new manufacturing and distribution operation. Full story...
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E. Coli cases tied to NC county fair jumps to 38

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The number of people stricken by an outbreak of E. coli bacteria has jumped to 38 visitors to a county fair in North Carolina. One child is dead. Full story...
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2 charged with NC teen's rape, attempted slaying

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Two North Carolina men are facing rape and attempted murder charges after a 17-year-old girl was pulled from a river with gunshot wounds to her face, abdomen and hand. Full story...
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Camera footage shows anti-ballpark sign being stolen from man's property

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video A Wilmington man thought he was safe displaying an anti-ballpark campaign sign on his property, but was surprised to find the sign missing over the weekend. Bill Buck says he did not expect his "vote no stadium tax" sign to be stolen. He also did not expect to catch the crime on tape. Full story...
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Bills cut Jay Ross from roster

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videoFormer New Hanover Wildcat Jay Ross played in his first NFL regular season game on Sunday. In order to make room for Shawne Merriman the Buffalo Bills released Ross on Monday afternoon. Ross was called up to the active roster from the practice squad for Sunday's game against Arizona. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Recuperating Thompson attends commission meeting as Berger pulls another no-show

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video New Hanover County Commissioners were expected to talk trash today, but by the end of their meeting, the trash talk was aimed at one of their own. Full story...
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Obama, first lady plan to vote early for Nov. 6

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama say they both plan to vote early. The first lady says on Twitter that she dropped her absentee ballot in the mail Monday, telling her followers: "I couldn't wait for Election Day." Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher returns to full schedule tomorrow

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The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will be back to its normal schedule tomorrown. The NC Department of Transportation cut some runs today on the route while mechanics work to fix mechanical/electrical problems on the Motor Vessel Fort Fisher. Full story...
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Wilmington doctor proud dad held skydiving record 52 years

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video We've heard of "Fearless Felix" and the jump that broke the speed of sound Sunday, but Felix Baumgartner was not the first to make a big jump. Wilmington gastrologist Dr. Joseph Kittinger III was only eight years old when his dad, Air Force Col. Joe Kittenger, jumped 102,800 feet in 1960. Full story...
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Memorial service for UNC's Friday set

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A memorial service has been set for Wednesday morning in Chapel Hill for former University of North Carolina President William Friday. Full story...
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Castle Hayne contractor's bankruptcy delays Onslow Co. bridge

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North Carolina transportation officials say work has been halted on a bridge replacement in Jacksonville. The Transportation Department said Monday that the contractor for the Buddy Phillips Bridge is working with the United States Bankruptcy Court to restructure the company. Full story...
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