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Archive - Oct 24, 2012

Incinerator deal still up in the air, Catlin concerned about dioxin emissions

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video Time is running out for current New Hanover County Commissioners to talk trash. With three commissioner seats up for election, it may be an entirely new board before a decision is made about what to do with the county incinerator. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Oct. 24

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video On Wednesday on WWAY we featured several members of the Hoggard High School football team. The Vikings have been volunteering their time on Saturdays during the season in order to lend a hand to younger football players who have special needs. It's all part of the Challenger Division of Pop Warner football... Plus more ! Full story...
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Groups seek red wolf protection from coyote hunt

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Wildlife and environmental groups are asking a North Carolina court to block a new rule allowing coyotes to be hunted at night with spotlights after the shooting death of a similar-looking but endangered red wolf. Full story...
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17 indicted in massive mortgage fraud case

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Seventeen people are facing charges in a massive mortgage fraud ring that stole more than $75 million from investors and lenders in the Charlotte area. Full story...
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2 NC school buses collide at intersection

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Authorities in Franklin County say two school buses crashed head-on, injuring both drivers and 10 students. Full story...
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McCrory, Dalton hit on tried themes in last debate

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The major-party candidates for North Carolina governor tried to leave a lasting impression with the electorate in their final televised debate. Full story...
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School activity buses crash; patrol says 49 hurt

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Officials say 48 sixth-graders and a driver were hurt after three Madison County school activity buses and a pickup truck were involved in a collision. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputies respond to drive-by shooting in Bladen County

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video Bladen County Deputies are on the scene of a drive-by shooting that occurred on Mercer Mill Rd. near Lisbon Rd. between Elizabethtown and Clarkton. Full story...
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TEAM OF THE WEEK: Pender Patriots

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video Every Wednesday during the fall we present the Perry's Emporium, WWAY High School Football Team of the Week award. This week's recipient is Pender High School. The Patriots trailed at the half, but they ended up winning by 21 points. Full story...
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Principal of the Year surprised with honor

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video In Brunswick County, one lucky principal got quite the surprise in the hall of her own school today. Retha Rusk, principal at Lincoln Elementary in Leland, is the Principal of the Year in Brunswick County, and it's safe to say she was unaware of the big news. Full story...
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Christmas comes early with beach sand sculpture

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video You may have seen a jolly figure being sculpted out of the sand on Wrightsville Beach a couple months early today. Sandi Adams of Sandi Castles was in front of the Holiday Inn sculpting Santa Claus for guests and the public. Full story...
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Fair taking extra precautions against E. Coli

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video Nearly 100 people got sick, and a two-year-old died, from E. Coli health official believe they got at the Cleveland County Fair earlier this month. Now our tri-county fair is stepping up its game to protect visitors. Full story...
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New ads continue attacks in state senate race

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video We are less than two weeks away from Election Day. You may have noticed the two candidates for state senate have made their race very personal and turned up the heat with a new wave of political ads hoping to sway voters on their way to the polls. Full story...
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Woman arrested in $94k heroin, meth bust

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video New Hanover County Sheriff's narcotics detectives seized more than 20 ounces of black tar heroin and more than 100 grams of methamphetamine. The drugs have a combined street value of more than $94,000. Full story...
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Etheridge, Vilsack make final push for Obama

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videoUS Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and former North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge teamed up to stump for President Obama's reelection. The two made a stop this afternoon at Obama campaign headquarters in Wilmington. Full story...
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