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Archive - Oct 2012

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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New Hanover Co. Schools cuts power bill by $1M

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video A program aimed at lowering the costs of energy and water for New Hanover County Schools appears to be paying off. EduCon, the company the school district partnered with last year to help reduce energy consumption and costs, says the school district save almost $1 million the first year of the program. Full story...
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McCrory, Dalton talk to voters in Wilmington ahead of TV debate tonight

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video More than 500 local voters filled the Wilmington Convention Center this morning. It was their chance to hear from both major party gubernatorial candidates in person. It was the first of two times Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory will share the stage today. Full story...
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First debate sets up moment of high-risk theater

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President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in this presidential campaign Wednesday for a nationally televised debate that will give millions of Americans a chance to size up two fierce competitors in a moment of high-risk theater. Full story...
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Robeson Co. woman killed in dog attack

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A woman has died in Robeson County after she was attacked by her dogs. Sheriff Ken Sealey says the Pembroke woman was attacked Tuesday as she was trying to stop a fight between the dogs. Full story...
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Wilmington soldier killed in Afghanistan

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video A Wilmington man is among three American soldiers killed in Afghanistan yesterday. Sgt. Thomas J. Butler, known as T.J., was killed in action. His body will arrive back in the United States tonight. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves spending

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Tonight, Wilmington City Council met and approved nearly $1 million in additional funding for the ongoing North 3rd Street Improvement Project. Council also approved a $5.6 million contract to widen Randall Parkway from Independence Boulevard to South College Road. Full story...
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County Commission candidates meet for second forum

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videoCandidates for New Hanover County Commission met for a second forum at WHQR-FM Tuesday night. Among the issues discussed were economic development, harmony among the members of the County Commission and regulation. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Oct. 2

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video On Tuesday on WWAY we checked in on the first day of training camp for the Charlotte Bobcats. Wilmington native and Bobcats majority owner Michael Jordan attended the session in Asheville.... On Tuesday we showcased more than our fair share of local high school sports with volleyball and soccer..... We also provided a brief preview of Friday's football game between Hoggard and New Bern... Plus more ! Full story...
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