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Archive - Nov 1, 2012

Trooper cleared of sex assault allegations, accuser upset

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video After months of investigating, a Wilmington-based Highway Patrol trooper will not face charges in connection with a woman's claims he raped her last summer. Full story...
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Wilmington Police use donated quilts to keep people warm

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Several Wilmington Police cruisers will now be equipped with more than the standard equipment to help fight crime. Police can now help fight the cold and bundle people up as the temperatures fall. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Nov. 1

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video The high school football state playoffs start on Friday, but we did have one exception in our region. The undefeated James Kenan Tigers played on Thursday instead, one night early.... On Thursday we also took a look ahead to Friday's football playoff action with a playoff preview piece..... Plus more ! Full story...
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In person early voting in NC exceeds 2 million

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The number of people casting ballots at early-voting places has now exceeded 2 million in North Carolina. Full story...
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Officials: Effigies parked at NC early voting site

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North Carolina election officials have asked prosecutors to investigate reports of a trailer parked at an early voting site that held effigies of former and current elected officials with nooses around their necks. Full story...
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Brunswick County Deputies looking for armed suspects

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office needs your help in finding two suspects involved in an armed robbery. A call came in Thursday around 4:30 pm from a residence where shots were fired. Full story...
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POLL: Romney leads in confidence on recovery, but Obama escapes most economic blame

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More likely voters think the economy would improve under Mitt Romney than under Barack Obama – but they disproportionately blame Obama's predecessor for its troubles in the first place, an example of the mixed sentiments that undergird the deadlocked 2012 election. Full story...
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Ballpark supporters host informational happy hour

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video Election Day is right around the corner and campaigns for the ballpark referendum are moving full steam ahead. We caught up with the "Vote Yes" group to see how they are continuing to gather supporters. Full story...
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PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Week 11

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video West Bladen sophomore Malcolm Vaught broke the state record for most receiving yards in a game last Friday. Let's meet the new state record holder! Full story...
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Firefighters respond to house fire in Wilmington

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The Wilmington Fire Department responded to a house fire Thursday night. The fire was off Independence Blvd near River Road and was set back about 200 yards in the woods in an abandoned house. Full story...
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Search suspended for missing HMS Bounty captain

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The search is off for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty. The United States Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday morning 200 miles southeast of Hatteras. Full story...
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Whiteville museum hosts fossil fair

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This weekend the North Carolina Museum of Forestry in Whiteville will open up its doors on Saturday for a fossil fair. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City says autistic boy's chickens must go

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video Dealing with autism can be tough, but some unique perspectives have allowed growth that otherwise may be impossible. Now one family says the City of Wilmington has decided that their approach to help their autistic son is illegal. Full story...
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Kids get their say in election

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video More than two million North Carolinians have cast their vote already. At schools around the area, there's a different kind of early voting. Students at Mary C. Williams Elementary School in Wilmington are feeling the patriotic spirit, participating in the annual "Kids Voting" program. Full story...
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Suspended Leland cops quit

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Two Leland Police officers suspended after a fight in downtown Wilmington over the weekend have resigned from the police force. Full story...
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