Archive - Feb 17, 2012
WWAY's Friday night sports - Feb. 17
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 11:41pm.

videoConference tournament week concluded Friday night for high school basketball. The Full Court Press was the place to be on Friday. Click full story in order to see all of the high school basketball scores from around the region from Friday. Our feature game of the night showcased the New Hanover-Hoggard boys game. The Wildcats won for the fourth time this season over the Vikings.

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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick County eliminated from Caterpillar search last week; thousands of jobs to Georgia
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 10:00pm.

video Caterpillar will not call southeastern North Carolina its new home. Brunswick County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Jim Bradshaw says Brunswick County was eliminated from the selection for a proposed manufacturing plant back on February 7, but officials chose to keep that decision quiet until now.

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Charlotte releases details on spending for Democratic National Convention
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 9:35pm.

Charlotte police will use federal money to upgrade their command center, lease motorcycles and find lodging for out-of-town officers as the city prepares for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

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Single-engine plane crashes in Fayetteville, two injured
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 8:03pm.

Two people were injured when a small airplane flipped multiple times at Fayetteville Regional Airport.

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NCDOT gets approval to toll Interstate 95
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 4:54pm.

North Carolina has secured the third and final slot in a pilot program allowing states to pursue tolling on existing interstates. The N.C. Department of Transportation applied for the Federal Highway Administration Interstate System Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Pilot Program as a way to fund necessary improvements to Interstate 95 throughout North Carolina.

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Rally against taxpayer-funded stadium Saturday
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 4:46pm.

As we first told you last week, a petition is circulating around Wilmington against using tax money to build a ballpark. Organizers say they are not against the stadium in general; just the taxpayers footing the bill.

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Saffo: City considering several locations for ballpark
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 4:38pm.

video You might say the City of Wilmington is still in the first inning of the effort to bring baseball to town. City leaders say there's still a lot to be done including where to build.

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"And the Winner is..." BEST ASIAN BUFFET
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 4:15pm.

We're all looking for a good value, and there may be no better value when dining out than a good Asian buffet. Which one has the most and tastiest options, whatever your taste? Which one gives you the best bang for your buck? Whose steam tables seem to stretch on forever? From fried rice to fortune cookies, which is the BEST CHINESE BUFFET in the Cape Fear? Congratulations to Hibachi Grill at 356 S. College Road in Wilmington.

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