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Archive - Feb 1, 2012

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne fired

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video Nearly five months after WWAY first broke the story of Leland Police officer Sherry Lewis being shot in the crotch during a training exercise, the man at the top is out. Town Manager David Hollis says he fired Police Chief Tim Jayne first thing this morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Saffo backtracks on campaign promise about tax-funded ballpark; other teams wait for decision

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video Several things must fall into place before a baseball stadium becomes a reality in Wilmington. Some important issues: How are we, meaning the taxpayers, going to fund it? Where would it go? And which team would play here? Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Feb. 1

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video On Wednesday night the UNC Wilmington men's basketball team continued their downward spiral. The Seahawks lost to Georgia State at Trask Coliseum. It's the fourth loss in a row for Buzz Peterson's team. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland residents on Jayne's termination: 'It's about time'

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video For months, WWAY has followed the allegations of corruption and officer misconduct at the Leland Police Department. Today, the department's leader was fired. We spoke to a few people in Leland tonight to get their reaction to the news of chief Tim Jayne’s termination. Full story...
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Health officials report outbreak of norovirus in several NC counties

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North Carolina public health officials are advising people how to avoid the norovirus after several counties reported outbreaks of the illness last month. Full story...
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National Signing Day: Rayner signs with Duke; Topsail's Thomas is first player for Charlotte

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video Want to know where the local players will be playing college football later this year? Want to know how Duke, ECU, UNC, NC State, Charlotte, Wake Forest & Coastal Carolina fared on national letter of intent signing day? Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff to take over Animal Control

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Add dog catcher to the list of duties for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. County Manager Bruce Shell announced this afternoon the Sheriff's Office will take over Animal Control beginning March 1. Full story...
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Judge denies Warren's injunction

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video Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren had his injunction denied today by Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks. The decision will allow other county commissioners to hold a hearing on whether to remove warren from the DSS Board. Full story...
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American Airlines to cut thousands of jobs

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The parent company of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs or 15 percent of its workforce. Full story...
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Caterpillar expanding Clayton plant, adding nearly 200 jobs

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says Caterpillar Inc. will expand its manufacturing plant in Clayton, adding almost 200 jobs over five years and investing $33 million. Full story...
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Bowles weighing bid for NC governor

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Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff in Bill Clinton's White House, led the University of North Carolina system and co-chaired a national bipartisan commission that recommended tough choices to close the budget deficit. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Boseman files for joint custody of second ex-partner's son

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For a second time, former state Sen. Julia Boseman is suing an ex-partner for joint custody of the other woman's child. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Peanut-Butter And Jelly Sandwich Not So Cheap Anymore

Well, count another reason the weather is costing us more to feed our hungry stomachs.  The hot, dry summer devastated the peanut crop, sending prices for the legume skyrocketing and forcing p

16-year-old charged with attempted murder

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Investigators in Bladen County have charged a 16-year-old boy with attempted murder after a shooting last month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Election filings show Pantano Campaign has only $8,900 in cash

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videoThe latest filing with the Federal Election Commission shows Republican Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano's campaign has only $8,912.24 cash on hand. His primary opponent, State Sen. David Rouzer, has more than $221,000 cash on hand. Full story...
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