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Archive - Feb 16, 2012

Some speak out against Jayne firing at Leland Town Council meeting

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While some might have expected a quiet meeting of the Leland Town Council Thursday night, it did start with some fireworks. A group of residents came out to speak in favor of fired Police Chief Tim Jayne. Full story...
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WWAY'S Thursday night sports - Feb. 16

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video Thursday marked the fourth night of conference tournament week for high school basketball. Click full story for all the scores. Click play video to see our game highlights. We also have video of UNCW's loss to James Madison in women's college basketball. On top of that, Duke made the comeback of all comeback to NC State in men's basketball at Cameron Indoor. Full story...
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Downtown sign amendment proposed, will go to City Council

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video It's a tug of war over window signs at Wilmington businesses. The City of Wilmington held a public meeting Thursday on downtown regulations for window signs, unveiling an amendment to the current ordinance. Full story...
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State considering port in Southport, Leland

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The State of North Carolina is still looking at Brunswick County as the potential home for a new deepwater port. Full story...
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Power restored after 1,500 outages reported

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About 1,500 residents are without power in Wilmington. New Hanover County dispatch says an electric feeder went out, causing the outages. Homes affected are in area of Shipyard Blvd. and South College Rd. Full story...
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Cari Blalock earns All-ACC honors in swimming

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Former New Hanover High School swimmer Cari Blalock earned All-ACC honors on Thursday with a third place finish in the women's 200 IM at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championship. This is Blalock's first season at the University of North Carolina. Last year she swam for the LSU Tigers. Full story...
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Teens gather at NC legislature to tout reduced teen smoking rates

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More than 300 young people gathered at the North Carolina Legislature to highlight successes in reducing teen smoking rates while health lobbyists urged lawmakers to provide a steady funding source again for prevention programs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family says a bed bug infestation put child in the hospital

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video Residents of a Wilmington apartment complex say it's littered with creepy crawlers. One family living in the Greentree Apartments says their bed bug infestation is a nightmare and even forced them to take their little boy to the hospital. Full story...
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Mom says daughter sexually assaulted by three classmates, wants school board to take action

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video A day after a mom speaks out about the rape of her child another Columbus County mom is speaking out saying the school district did little after her daughter was sexually assaulted by her classmates. Full story...
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NC State to open football season vs. Tennessee

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NC State is starting to slide back into the national limelight. The Wolfpack will open the 2012 football season on Friday, August 31 in Atlanta at The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. It's the first of two marquee games in Atlanta that weekend. Clemson will play the following day. Full story...
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Man involved in chase that killed WPD officer sentenced in federal court

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Nearly three years after a Wilmington Police officer was killed in a car chase, a man involved in the chase is sentenced for drug possession and other charges. Full story...
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Bladen school board to hold special meeting; West Bladen to have new football coach soon

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West Bladen High School hasn't had a head football coach for three months. That may change soon. In fact the Knights will likely have a new head coach on Monday. Full story...
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Realignment for high school sports is near

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Some schools are movin' on up. Some are staying put. In Wilmington the new conference looks like it's going to be a split conference. Either way you slice it the North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its second realignment plan on Thursday. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neighbors complain about dangers from bar

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video Some neighbors say a Wilmington bar is causing major problems, including shootings and drug use, but the bar owner says his business is going above and beyond to improve the community. Full story...
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NC Legislature meets, no recorded votes taken

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Republican leaders at the North Carolina General Assembly followed through on their word and conducted no business while meeting in Raleigh for less than 15 minutes. Full story...
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