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Archive - Oct 2012

Halloween started a little early on the Battleship

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The line was long for the for the 4th annual Batty Battleship's Halloween Bash, but it was worth it. Once below decks kids were part of the carnival festivities with treats and games. This is an alternative to door to door trick or treating that many parents prefer. Full story...
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A look at Hurricane Sandy's damage from the sky

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video The United States Coast Guard is hard at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm may have passed but the job of the Coast Guard is just beginning. WWAY's Holden Kurwicki took to the skies for a bird's eye view of the storm's damage. Full story...
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Moments passed, never to come again

I seem to remember posting a blog entry recently about how October is usually a "quiet" month for weather in North Carolina.

Ballpark could bring homes and businesses to downtown Wilmington

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If voters say yes to a baseball stadium next week, we could see some businesses and homes in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Explore with George: Oakdale Cemetery

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video Halloween is creeping closer. It's a night of ghosts and goblins and here in Wilmington, there's a cemetery that frequently comes alive with history. WWAY's George Elliott has more in our special edition Explore with George. Full story...
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TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Robin Evans

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videoWe can all agree that teachers have a huge impact in our lives. That's why we've teamed up with some area sponsors to present a check each week to an excellent teacher in our community. This week's winner takes us to Cedar Grove Middle School. Full story...
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ON '20/20': How FEMA uses Waffle House to target aid

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Federal Emergency Management Administration head Craig Fugate devised the Waffle House Index after leading Florida's response to several hurricanes in the 2000s. Based on the 24-hour restaurant chain's hardy reputation and presence across the Southeast, it is an informal yet handy way to assess an area’s post-calamity condition. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: SBI finishes investigation of rape claims against trooper

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The SBI is done with its investigation into allegations of rape against NC Highway Patrol Tpr. Bryan Phillips. Full story...
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Outside money funds Wilmington ballpark battle

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As Election Day inches closer, the ballpark campaign is heating up. But who's behind the funding for the race? Full story...
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Wilmington man pleads guilty to molesting children

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A Wilmington man faces a at least a decade behind bars after pleading guilty to molesting two young girls more than a year ago. Full story...
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Passenger indicted in fatal Pender wreck

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A Pender County grand jury has indicted the passenger in a car wreck earlier this month for several counts, including including second-degree murder of his girlfriend. Full story...
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McKeithan receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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Former Cape Fear Community College President Eric McKeithan got a big surprise at a Rotary Club lunch today. He received one of the highest civilian honors in North Carolina. Full story...
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Wife of tall ship captain awaits word on his fate

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The wife of the captain of a ship that sank off the North Carolina coast is awaiting news on her husband, who is missing at sea after the Bounty was overcome by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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McCrory besting Dalton in NC governor fundraising

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High-profile North Carolina Republicans running for office next week are holding a marked financial advantage over their Democratic rivals, led by gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Flight cancellations continue at ILM after Sandy

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As the remnants of Hurricane Sandy continue moving through the northeast, the ripple effect continues to be felt across the country, including here in Wilmington. Full story...
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