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Archive - Oct 5, 2012

WWAY's Friday night sports - Oct. 5

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video Week number eight of the high school football season is complete. Click play video in order to see WWAY's 5th Quarter. Click full story for scores from around the state and WWAY's high school football photo gallery from Friday night. Full story...
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NC man who spent 24 years in prison found innocent

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A man who spent almost 24 years in prison after he was convicted of rape has now been found innocent of the crime. Full story...
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Man shot to death in his driveway in Lumberton

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Authorities say a man found shot in his Lumberton driveway by his wife died a short time later at the hospital. Full story...
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'Smear campaign' started against Gott to keep her out of Davis's seat

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video New Hanover County Commissioners decided to send nominee Melissa Gott back to the county GOP for more vetting after someone complained that she's not a full time resident of the county. Gott was nominated to take over for Commissioner Ted Davis after he was named to the state senate. Full story...
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Fallen Wilmington soldier's family releases statement

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The wife of a soldier from Wilmington killed in Afghanistan earlier this week released a statement Friday. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Low kitchen score puts brakes on Meals on Wheels

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video A low food inspection score left Brunswick County Senior Resources scrambling to find Meals on Wheels today. Thursday, the Aramark-operated cafeteria in the Brunswick County Government Center got a 85.5 B score from the Health Department. That score is too low to serve the food handled in the facility. Full story...
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Brunswick County leads state in Operation Medicine Drop collections

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Attorney general Roy Cooper says North Carolinians turned in approximately 8.5 million doses of old prescription and over-the-counter drugs during Operation Medicine Drop last weekend. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court punts on Brunswick Co. student bra search case

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North Carolina's Supreme Court wants to know who witnessed a contested drug search involving a 15-year-old at an alternative school who had to untuck her shirt and pull out her bra with her thumb. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Language for Wrightsville Beach smoking ban, Wilmington ballpark ballot questions confuses voters

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video As voters prepare to go to the polls next month, we looked at sample ballots to see how a couple of big issues are presented. What we found are two referenda with language that can be difficult to understand. Full story...
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Continued beach erosion exposes more sandbags at The Riggings

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video With beach renourishment way overdue, residents at a Pleasure Island condo complex say the sandbags protecting their homes have been more exposed than they normally are. Full story...
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Ex-NC Gov. Hunt back again to campaign for Obama

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It's another North Carolina election season and Jim Hunt is once again out peddling for votes. This time the former four-term governor is spending the final weeks before Election Day working for President Barack Obama's re-election bid on what's called a "middle class listening tour." Full story...
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Second meningitis case reported in NC

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A second patient in North Carolina has been diagnosed with meningitis linked to recalled steroid. The CDC has already reported 47 cases in seven states, including five deaths. Full story...
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Investigators: Alcohol a factor in early-morning boat crash

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Five boaters are safe after a collision off of Wrightsville Beach early this morning. Full story...
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Body found on Wilmington street, foul play not suspected

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Wilmington Police are investigating a body found in the 300 block of Kidder Street just before 8 a.m. Investigators say they are not sure how the white man in his 60s died, but they do not suspect foul play. Full story...
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NAACP: GOP-drawn lines disenfranchise black voters

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A legal motion by a coalition of civil rights groups claims voting districts drafted by the Republican-dominated North Carolina legislature disenfranchises black voters and asks a state court to declare the lines unconstitutional. Full story...
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