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Archive - Dec 10, 2012

Man who took son from NC to Mexico gets 5 years

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A man convicted of kidnapping his 2-year-old son from North Carolina and fleeing with him to Mexico six years ago is sentenced to between five and six years in prison. Full story...
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Wake Forest U. awards $1M to study virtue, vice

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A program at a private North Carolina university is giving nearly $1 million to more than a dozen theologians and philosophers in the U.S. and Great Britain who study the essence of human character. Wake Forest University said Monday the effort to better understand virtue and vice called The Character Project has awarded 16 grants to scholars. Full story...
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Potential milk price hike raises concerns

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video Along with the fiscal cliff, have you ever heard of the dairy cliff? The Farm Bill is set to expire and that could send the price of milk sky rocketing, some reports say double. Full story...
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StarNews: Goolsby, Hamilton team up to battle sex trafficking

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video Two state lawmakers from Wilmington say they want to pass new laws to battle the problem of sex trafficking of minors in North Carolina and offer more treatment and less punishment to its young victims. Full story...
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UNCW professor, colleagues have solution for fiscal cliff

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videoWith the country heading closer to the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff, many Americans are hoping Congress will reach a compromise soon. One UNCW professor says she has come up with a plan that would satisfy both sides. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former CB mayor says councilman's tax bill proof he's unfit leader

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videoCarolina Beach Town Council has been in the spotlight in recent weeks, and the former mayor is not ready to give up the attention yet. Last night Ray Rothrock e-mailed our newsroom with allegations of unpaid property taxes by Councilman Bob Lewis. Full story...
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Wilmington rated top retirement destination

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video Wilmington has been been selected by as a top retirement destination. "Where to Retire" magazine will profile the Port City in "8 Hot Towns to Snap Up Bargains Now" in the January/February issue. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dead whale washes back onto Bald Head Island

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video The Bald Head Island Conservancy says the beached whale that was pushed back into the ocean yesterday, washed back on shore dead this morning. Full story...
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McCrory gets more outside prep help for NC gov

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North Carolina Gov.-elect Pat McCrory is getting more help from CEOs, former and current state legislators and high-level ex-government bureaucrats to approach his incoming administration. Full story...
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Judge rules against NC anti-abortion license plate

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video A federal judge has squelched North Carolina's plans to offer an anti-abortion license plate, saying the state can't offer that viewpoint without also letting residents buy pro-choice plates. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Stede Bonnet, the 'Gentleman Pirate,' hanged in South Carolina

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On December 10, 1718, Stede Bonnet, the “Gentleman Pirate,” was hanged in South Carolina. An unlikely buccaneer, Bonnet was born in 1688 in Barbados, orphaned at a young age and inherited a sizable plantation. By 1715, Bonnet was married and held the rank of major in the militia. In 1717, he gave up his life among the Barbadian planter elite, deserting his family to become a pirate. Full story...
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Isabel Holmes bridge closed Tuesday night

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video The North Carolina Department of Transportation will temporarily close the Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington to all traffic beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The bridge is scheduled to reopen Wednesday at 5 a.m. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Washington's Southern Tour

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video We explore the history around the region by looking at historical markers you may never have stopped to read. This week we learn about George Washington's trip to Southeastern NC. Full story...
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ON THE ROADS: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closes lane

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video The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be down to one lane heading into Brunswick County, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Full story...
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Polar Express is a great tradition

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video Families welcomed a new Christmas tradition this weekend at the Wilmington Railroad Museum. Children and parents listened to the polar express read by members of our own WWAY news team. Full story...
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