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Archive - Dec 20, 2012

WWAY's Thursday night sports - Dec. 20

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videoThursday was a fairly full night of high school basketball around our neck of the woods. We had a nail-biter in Whiteville between the Wolfpack and the West Brunswick Trojans. Plus we had action from Boiling Spring Lakes and Wilmington. This included New Hanover's most impressive win this season. Plus more! Full story...
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NC father accused of breaking 3-month-old's leg

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An Arden father is facing a felony child abuse charge after police say he fractured his 3-month-old child's leg. Full story...
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6th grader at NC middle school killed at bus stop

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Authorities say a sixth grader at a Forsyth County middle school has died after he was hit by a sport utility vehicle as he crossed a road to board a school bus. Full story...
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CFCC students on path to success

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video What’s better than graduating from college? Many students at Cape Fear Community College say it’s having a job when you’re finished. Full story...
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Explore with George: Winter wonderland in our future?

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video We've been pretty lucky around the Cape Fear this holiday season, but could a winter wonderland be in our future? WWAY's George Elliott has our storm outlook. Full story...
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StarNews: Grief forum planned in response to CFCC student's slaying

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video An open forum on grief and loss sponsored by the Thalian Association will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center on Second and Orange streets in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Top prospect Parker chooses Duke

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Prized prospect Jabari Parker of Chicago's Simeon Career Academy, one of the most highly touted recruits in years, is headed to Duke. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission to consider plan for deputies at more schools

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Wednesday night, the New Hanover County Board oE education called a special meeting to discuss ways to protect students. One possibility is having deputies stand guard at elementary schools. Now they need county commissioners to support the plan. Full story...
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B.J. Wright pleads guilty, heads to prison for 12.5-17 years

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videoEarlier this week a judge gave B.J. Wright a nearly $4 million bond. On his way out of the courtroom Wright reportedly told a bailiff, "I'll be home by Christmas." But today he found out he won't be going home any time soon. Full story...
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NC joins Connecticut for 'Day of Mourning' Friday

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video Gov. Bev Perdue has joined Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy in declaring a "Day of Mourning" tomorrow in the wake of last week's school shooting. Full story...
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Contributions help CFCC students make sure families have merry Christmas

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video Workers at Cape Fear Community College are playing the roll of Santa's elves again helping make sure the families of some CFCC students will have a very merry Christmas. Full story...
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2012 record breaking for NC film industry

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video North Carolina witnessed another year of record-breaking film numbers in 2012. Year-end projections show productions had direct in-state spending of more than $376 million and created more than 4,100 crew positions for the state's workforce. Full story...
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Vigil planned for missing elderly woman

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video The CUE Center for Missing Persons will hold a candlelight vigil this weekend for 83-year-old Alma Lawson, who's been missing since November 4. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court says no to sweepstakes halls

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video North Carolina's video sweepstakes halls could be closed soon after the state's highest court refused a request from industry officials to delay those closings while they appeal to the US Supreme Court. Full story...
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McCrory makes 3 cabinet appointments

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A former legislator, mayor and federal prosecutor are among those who will serve in key cabinet positions for incoming North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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