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Archive - Dec 17, 2012

WWAY learns more about the suspects in CFCC student's murder

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videoMonday, four people were each charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old student Josh Proutey. Now, we are learning more about the accused. Full story...
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Mother remembers life of murdered son

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videoJoshua Proutey was described as a vibrant, hardworking young man who dreamed of being a marine officer and later a physicians assistant. All of that was taken away from him Thursday night in what police are calling a senseless act of violence. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Dec. 17

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videoOn Monday the East Carolina Pirates held their final Greenville practice before heading to New Orleans for their upcoming bowl game. On Monday WWAY had high school hoops from Pender High. It was a backyard rivalry game between the Patriots and the Topsail Pirates. Duke is now #1 in the country in men's basketball. Full story...
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NC teens arrested in murder may be tried as adults

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A North Carolina prosecutor says he may seek to try four teenagers as adults in the killing of a homeless man whose body was found stuffed in a trash can. Full story...
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US court dismisses bulk of Duke lacrosse lawsuit

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The bulk of a federal lawsuit filed by former Duke University lacrosse players falsely accused of raping a stripper has been dismissed. Full story...
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NC-born sailor dies of non-combat injuries at home

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Military officials say a sailor from Spring Lake has died from non-combat related injuries. The Department of Defense said Monday that 29-year-old Lt. Leonard Robinson of Spring Lake died Dec. 15, while at home on leave in Fayetteville. Full story...
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NC sheriffs target action on video sweepstakes ban

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video North Carolina's sheriffs may start enforcing a state law outlawing video sweepstakes operations next month. Full story...
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Perdue proposes 2013 budget

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video With little more than two weeks remaining in her term, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue submitted her state budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Full story...
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Four charged in murder of CFCC student

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video Four people appeared in a New Hanover County courtroom this morning accused of murdering Joshua Proutey, 19, who was found dead of a gunshot wound in a parking lot near 2nd and Orange streets Thursday night. Full story...
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BB&T finances and builds basketball facility for Boys and Girls Club

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After months of hard work and donations from BB&T, a basketball facility for the Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington is finally complete. Full story...
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Aquarium tracks young turtles to learn more about them

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videoA new program at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is keeping tabs on some young sea turtles. The staff has tagged the reptiles with trackers for the very first time. Full story...
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Marking History: Whistler's Mother

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video There are little nuggets of history around every corner in the Cape Fear, and this week, we're introducing you to a particularly interesting portrait. As it turns out, the subject of one of the world's most famous paintings was born right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Shootings raise questions about gun laws

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videoAs more details about the shootings Friday in Connecticut and a murder right here in Wilmington the night before become available, the nation's mindset seems to shift from horror to anger and demands for change, specifically about gun laws. Full story...
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All clear after brief lockdowns at three New Hanover Co. schools

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video With a heightened sense of security since Friday's school shooting in Connecticut, three New Hanover County schools went on brief lockdowns today in two separate incidents. Full story...
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THE RANT: Congressmen McIntyre & Jones have no time to talk "fiscal cliff"

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Disappointing that these two don't have the courage to take questions about "the cliff." I realize it's a no win situation, but this is exactly why people are sick and tired of politics and politicians. Why have the intestinal fortitude to answer questions when you can hide behind an email. Full story...
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