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Archive - Oct 9, 2012

NCDOT to change language on bridge closure signs after confusing drivers

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As the NCDOT prepares for another weekend of closing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, some drivers are a little confused by how it's being publicized. Full story...
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Barfield dismisses Melissa Gott as commissioner candidate despite GOP backing

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video Last week New Hanover County Commissioners ran into a roadblock in deciding whether to pick up Melissa Gott to act as their temporary fifth board member. Because of confusion over Gott's residency, commissioners decided to wait. But now, Chairman Jonathan Barfield says Gott has got to go. Full story...
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SC senator rallies for Romney support in Wilmington

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham rallied in Wilmington with veterans and military families in support of Mitt Romney's presidential run Tuesday night. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Oct. 9

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video NFL Hall of Famer Art Shell will be in Bladen County on Thursday to honor an East Bladen student athlete. Melissa Macon plays volleyball, basketball and softball for the Eagles. Click play video to see our interview with Macon.... We also showcased high school soccer and volleyball on WWAY's Tuesday night sports... Plus more! Full story...
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SNAP THAT CHEWING GUM...

Have any of you ever been "snapped" by a pack of chewing gum?

Police identify man stabbed to death overnight

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A man is dead after a stabbing early this morning in Wilmington. Wilmington Police say it happened in the 3600 block of Metting Road around 12:30 a.m. Police are investigating it as a homicide. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. teacher prepares for trip of a lifetime

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video A Brunswick County teacher is preparing for the trip of a lifetime. Her students say she's made a difference in their lives, and now, thanks to a program at UNCW, this social studies teacher will travel to Africa in a quest to help kids there as well. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements set for Sgt. T.J. Butler; protest, show of support planned

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video A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, with Dr. Jim Everette officiating. Interment will follow in Wilmington National Cemetery with full military honors. Full story...
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Students create T-shirts to save iconic bird

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University of North Carolina student Andrew Bauer says he had to act fast when he heard that Big Bird's job was in jeopardy. During last week's presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut funding to PBS, which would essentially fire Big Bird. So Bauer decided to take action to save the Sesame Street character. His first step was snapping up the domain name: FireBigBird.com. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission candidates face off at Senior Center

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video Election Day is just four weeks from today, and time is winding down for candidates to make their case. Five of the six hopefuls for New Hanover County Commission faced off again this morning in a forum hosted by WWAY and the Volunteer Older Citizens Action League at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center. Full story...
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Former Bladen Co. Fire Marshal pleads guilty to stealing money from county

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The former Fire Marshal and director of Emergency Management Services for Bladen County has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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Race for NC lieutenant governor has clear choice

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North Carolina's election for lieutenant governor is a contest between two first-time candidates for statewide election with very different backgrounds and outlooks. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. hires 'sand man'

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New Hanover County has filled what it calls a key role tasked with managing the county's waterways, shore protection and beach nourishment efforts. H. Layton Bedsole Jr. will join the county October 30 as its new Shore Protection Coordinator, or what has become popularly known as the county's "sand man." Full story...
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Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

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video Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. The sentence means the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach will be in prison at least until he's nearly 100 years old. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: American Idol winner Scotty McCreery born in Garner

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On October 9, 1993, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was born in Garner. More than 25,000 fans attended Scotty’s homecoming visit at Lake Benson Park the weekend before the finals show in 2011. Full story...
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