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Archive - Feb 15, 2012

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Feb. 15

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video Wednesday marked the third night of conference tournament play throughout the region for high school basketball action. Click full story for all of Wednesday's scores. Click play video to see all the action. One thing's for sure. New Hanover will face Hoggard on Friday in the finals of the Mideastern Conference Tournament based on Wednesday's results. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mom says five-year-old son raped by classmate at school

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video A Tabor City mom says her five-year-old son was raped at school. But it's who she says attacked the boy that you just won't believe. Sherri Loika says her son was sodomized in a restroom at Tabor City Elementary School by a five-year-old classmate. She found out the night it happened after his teacher called. Full story...
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Carolina Beach police investigate assault, victim threatened with a knife

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Carolina Beach police are investigating an assault Wednesday night in which a man was hit with a two-by-four and threatened with a knife. Full story...
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Attorneys asking for racial fairness to be ensured in murder trial and statewide

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Attorneys are asking the judge in the Racial Justice Act hearing to ensure fairness in the case of Marcus Robinson as well as in the North Carolina court system. Full story...
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NC father, son face sexual exploitation charges

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Pitt County authorities say a father and son are free on bond after being charged with sexual exploitation of minors because of images of children found on their computers. Full story...
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Greenpeace protesters arrested at NC demonstration

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Six Greenpeace demonstrators have been arrested after hanging a banner in front of the Duke Energy building in Charlotte protesting rate increases for the utility's customers. Full story...
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NC telecommunications agency to shut down in April

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A North Carolina state agency that created videos for state government and got public service announcements on television is closing its doors in April because of cash flow problems. Full story...
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Data provider Reed Elsevier to add 350 NC jobs

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue's office says an educational publisher that owns the LexisNexis information service plans to add 350 jobs over the next five years. Full story...
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13-year-old NC boy dies after jump into reservoir

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Authorities in Caswell County say a 13-year-old middle school student is dead after rescue personnel found him in a reservoir. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Answers for renter whose power bill soared

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video Power bills tend to go up during winter, but one Wilmington man cannot understand why his bill has tripled when he has essentially turned off his power. Full story...
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Sea Dawgs announce 2012 home schedule

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The Dawg Pound will be rockin' soon. The 2012 home schedule for the Wilmington Sea Dawgs basketball team has been released. Full story...
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Sharks to host Team USA in baseball

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The USA Collegiate National Team will make a stop in Wilmington in June. Team USA will play the Wilmington Sharks at Buck Hardee Field. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Marine credited with saving alleged drunk driver who crashed into liquor store

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video Investigators say a drunk driver is to blame for a fire at a liquor store last night. Meanwhile, a Marine is being called a hero for pulling the driver from the burning truck and building. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Video shows SUV, police car before crash

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video Home surveillance video appears to show a car involved in a crash that killed three people speeding down a residential street with its headlights on. A homeowner on Colonial Drive gave the video to WWAY. The man, who does not want to be identified, says the video was recorded Monday night when a SUV sped down the street followed by a Wilmington Police car. Full story...
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Still not in race, Rouzer gets key endorsement

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He still has not filed to run, but Congressional candidate David Rouzer picked up a key endorsement. NC Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger threw his support behind Rouzer today. Full story...
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