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Archive - Oct 2012

Biologist: Parts of WNC a de facto bear sanctuary

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A biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission says much of Buncombe County is a de facto bear sanctuary as the human population continues to grow. Full story...
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Fort Bragg-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

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A soldier from Arizona and based at Fort Bragg has died from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NC troopers cracking down for school bus safety

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol is planning a crackdown on dangerous driving around school buses and in school zones. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - Oct. 14

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videoSunday marked the first regular season NFL action for Wilmington resident Jay Ross of the Buffalo Bills... Sunday also marked the end of Connor Barth's consecutive field goal streak for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.... Plus more! Full story...
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NCDOT preparations pay off in Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closure

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videoTwo weeks ago, closing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge caused traffic to be backed up for hours. However, this time around it was pretty much smooth sailing for drivers, thanks to a few changes by the NCDOT. Full story...
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Seafood Blues and Jazz festival is a hit

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Locals and visitors are making their way to Pleasure Island this weekend for the annual Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival. This year the festival welcomed iconic, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gregg Allman to the stage. The great food and music attracted a sold out audience this year, and people seemed very satisfied. Full story...
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Heart Walk has many benefits

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The Cape Fear Heart Walk took place Saturday at University of North Carolina Wilmington. The walk is an annual fundraiser benefiting the American Heart Association in the Cape Fear region. Full story...
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Model railroad show is fun for everyone

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The Wilmington Railroad Museum hosts a Model Railroad Extravaganza this weekend. Miniature trains and landscapes fill an entire room of the museum. Guests can watch the model trains chug by, or even conduct these engines themselves. Full story...
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Bufffalo adds Jay Ross to active roster

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Wilmington resident Jay Ross has been called up from the practice roster to the active roster of the Buffalo Bills. The New Hanover High graduate will be eligible to play in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Ross has yet to play in a regular season NFL game. Full story...
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REMINDER: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closed until 5 a.m. Monday

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You've probably heard by now, but it's worth saying again: The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is closed all weekend. It is scheduled to reopen Monday at 5 a.m. Full story...
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