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Archive - Nov 2012

Assistant teacher acquitted of indecent liberties with student

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A former Ashley High School teaching assistant was found not guilty Wednesday of indecent liberties with a student, according to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office. Dishon White, 26, was accused of sending sexually charged text messages and Facebook postings between Nov. 29, 2011, and Feb. 2, 2012, to a 17-year-old girl. Full story...
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Coast Guard probing cause of tall ship's sinking

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The Coast Guard is investigating the sinking of a tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. Rear Adm. Steven Ratti said Friday the review will focus on what caused the sinking of the HMS Bounty off Cape Hatteras. Full story...
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2 people found shot to death in Charlotte home

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Police say two people have been found shot to death in a home in Charlotte. Full story...
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Marine Corps marks 237th birthday at Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune is celebrating the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps with ceremonies and the traditional cake-cutting ceremony. Full story...
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NC energy panel meeting again in Raleigh

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Members of a panel directed by the Legislature to develop regulations that would allow for expanded North Carolina inland energy exploration are still developing their plan to complete their tasks. Full story...
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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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