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Archive - Oct 3, 2012

Mother of ECU coed killed in wreck sues sorority

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The mother of an East Carolina University student killed in a wreck is suing a sorority, citing hazing as a factor in her daughter's death. Full story...
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Dalton is aggressor in opening NC governor debate

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The campaign for North Carolina governor revved up as Democrat Walter Dalton went on the offensive against Republican Pat McCrory in their first televised debate this fall on issues of taxes and race. Full story...
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Former Congressman joins debate watching party in Wilmington

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Supporters of President Barack Obama gathered at a private home in Wilmington to watch the presidential debate Wednesday night. They discussed their views as local and state office seekers addressed the crowd leading up the main event. Full story...
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Melissa Gott nominated by New Hanover Co. GOP to replace Ted Davis

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video New Hanover County may soon have a woman on the board of commissioners. That's if the county GOP has its way. Wednesday night, Melissa Gott was nominated by the party to replace former Commission Chair Ted Davis on the board. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Oct. 3

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video On Wednesday we provided a detailed report on media day for the UNCW men's basketball team. The Seahawks have ten lettermen returning from last year's 10-21 squad. Three starters return including CAA player of the year candidate Keith Rendleman... Plus more ! Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Thomas Wolfe born in Asheville

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On October 3, 1900, Thomas Wolfe, the famed writer from Asheville, was born. Wolfe attended public schools in Asheville for seven years while living in his mother’s boardinghouse with the rest of his family. Full story...
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Coudriet offers to forgive remaining Berger debt; commissioners say not so fast

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video It's finally pay back time for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Berger paid a portion of the more than $400 he owes the county in travel expenses, but the story does not end there. Full story...
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Six months of bridge work, closures start tonight at Wrightsville Beach

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The Wrightsville Beach drawbridge will limit traffic to and from the island for six months due to electrical and mechanical repairs. The first of the four-lane shutdowns starts tonight. Full story...
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Overturned log truck shuts down 17 N approaching Leland

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says an overturned log truck shut down US 17 North at Brunswick Forest in Leland on Wednesday. Full story...
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Dewey Hill leads Democrats backing Republican McCrory

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video State Rep. Dewey Hill is one of the leaders of a statewide coalition of Democratic leaders backing Republican Pat McCrory for governor, McCrory's campaign said today. Full story...
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Major traffic tie-up at convention center; Business Journal publisher apologizes

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The city of Wilmington recently added the ability to take credit card payments in the Convention Center garage. Instead of paying with cash on the way in, attendees now pay with a credit card or cash on the way out. Full story...
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Surveillance images show Food Lion robbers, car

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying the suspects who robbed a grocery store late Monday night. It happened at the Food Lion at 6400-1 Carolina Beach Rd. around 11 p.m. Monday. Full story...
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New Hanover GOP to nominate replacement for Davis

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The New Hanover County Republican Party meets to nominate someone to fill Ted Davis's old seat on the County Commission. The County Commission will consider the nomination later this week. Full story...
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Lottery win provides Wilmington couple honeymoon they never had

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Charles Wallace II, a landscaper from Wilmington, said that he plans to take his wife on a honeymoon with the $100,000 he won playing the Mega Bucks game. Full story...
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National Guard confirms details of Wilmington soldier's death

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The body of a Wilmington soldier killed in Afghanistan is back on American soil. Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV’s body arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware last night. Fellow service members made what the military calls the dignified transfer in the rain. There is no word yet on when Butler’s body will return to Wilmington. Full story...
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