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Archive - Oct 2012

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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WWAY, VOCAL host New Hanover Co. Commission candidate forum TODAY

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Candidates for New Hanover County Commission will face off for another forum tomorrow. They'll meet at 10 a.m. at the New Hanover County Senior Resources Center. The forum will be aired from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on our sister station RTV. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Oct. 8

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video On Monday night on WWAY we garnered reaction from Jimbo Fisher on NC State's upset win in college football over the weekend.... We took a look back at Roman Gabriel's big night in Raleigh on Friday.... We checked in with UNC head basketball Roy Williams... Plus more ! Full story...
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Butler addresses comments about Berger's state of mind

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At a candidate forum Monday night hosted by 91.3fm WHQR, Democratic candidate for NC Senate District 9 Deb Butler addressed her recent comment at another debate, in which she referred to County Commissioner Brian Berger's state of mind as "mentally challenged." Full story...
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Tensions run high between Butler, Goolsby at candidate forum

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video The candidates for NC Senate District 9, incumbent Republican Thom Goolsby and Democratic challenger Deb Butler, wasted no time trading jabs at a forum Tuesday night hosted by 91.3fm WHQR. Full story...
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Evicted from home, questions arise about Berger's residency

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video Last week New Hanover County Commissioners questioned the residency of the Republican Party's nominee to fill an empty seat on the board. But the residency of current County Commissioner Brian Berger is also in question. Full story...
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