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Archive - Oct 16, 2012

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Oct. 16

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video On Tuesday former New Hanover Wildcat Jay Ross re-signed with the Buffalo Bills. He's back on the practice squad roster one day after being released from the team..... On Tuesday we checked out soccer at Hoggard along with high school tennis state playoff action... Plus more ! Full story...
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Dalton and McCrory debate in NC Governor race

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video The two men vying to be the next governor of North Carolina squared off Tuesday evening in Research Triangle Park. Much of the conversation focused on the taxes in North Carolina and how the candidates would reduce unemployment. Full story...
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Charlotte, feds sign deal to extend light rail

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Officials in Charlotte have signed a deal with the Federal Transit Administration that commits the federal government to pay for half of the construction costs for a $1.16 billion light-rail extension. Full story...
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NC health officials: 46 cases of E. coil from fair

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Health officials in North Carolina say the number of E. coli cases linked to the Cleveland County Fair has climbed to 46. Full story...
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TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Steve Garrett

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videoThis week we travel to Topsail High School to meet the newest Teacher of the Week, who has an "electric" way of teaching his students and the trophies to prove it. Full story...
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Elections Board schedules 2nd hearing on Gott's residency

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videoThe controversy surrounding Melissa Gott's nomination to the New Hanover County Commission is still not over. At a meeting tonight, the county Board of Elections decided to hold another full hearing on Gott's residency status. Full story...
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Old photo's link to Wilmington helps revive memories of 'forgotten war'

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video A photograph taken 62 years ago of two American soldiers in the heat of battle in Korea is impressive enough, but the photo is only the beginning of an amazing story that leads all the way back to Wilmington. Full story...
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Mrs. Obama urges NC college students to vote early

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Michelle Obama wants North Carolina college students to work hard for her husband, making sure they and their friends cast ballots as the battleground state prepares for early voting. Full story...
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NC oyster season could see a bumper crop

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video Fishermen from all over the area have had this week circled on their calendar for months. That's because it's the open of the 2012 oyster season. So far returns have captains happy as a clam. Full story...
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CAA announces pre-season basketball picks

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video The Colonial Athletic Association announced pre-season rankings for the upcoming men's and women's basketball seasons. Both the men's and women's teams are picked to finish in the bottom half of the conference. Full story...
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PPP POLL: McCrory leads Dalton by 10 points, Lt. Gov. race a dead heat

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PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Pat McCrory's lead in the Governor's race holding steady. He's at 47% to 37% for Walter Dalton with Libertarian Barbara Howe at 5%. Those numbers are exactly identical to what they were two weeks ago. Full story...
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'Witches of East End' starts shooting in west Wilmington

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video The cast and crew of the new TV pilot "Witches of East End" set up shop at Market and Water Streets today. Police were on hand to direct traffic as crews staged a car accident. Full story...
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4th annual Salty Paws Festival Saturday

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videoThis weekend it's the 4th annual Salty Paws Festival at Carolina Beach Lake Park. Organizers say it's going to be the best yet. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger says stomach bug kept him from commission meeting

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video New Hanover Commissioner Brian Berger returned our messages today that we left yesterday and said a stomach bug kept him from going to Monday's commission meeting. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds trooper's firing

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A North Carolina appeals court has upheld the firing of a state trooper for having extramarital sex in patrol cars and a patrol office. Full story...
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