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Archive - Feb 2, 2012

WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 2

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video On Thursday's sports on WWAY we featured the UNC Wilmington women's basketball team hosting nationally ranked Delaware. The 12th ranked Blue Hens beat UNCW 62-53. We also featured the West Bladen boys basketball team as this week's high school basketball team of the week. Full story...
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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge joining race for NC governor

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is entering the Democratic race for North Carolina governor. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Police Chief responds to investigations of officers

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video We told you this week that investigations into three Wrightsville Beach Police officers have led to them being placed on administrative leave. Thursday the Board of Aldermen held a special meeting and went into closed session to discuss the personnel matter. We spoke with Police Chief Daniel House afterwards about the progression of the investigations and the next step in dealing with the officers. Full story...
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Former New Hanover County Commissioner announces plan to run again

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A New Hanover county native has announced that he plans to run for a position as a New Hanover County Commissioner once again. Full story...
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Pres. Obama re-election supporters open office in Wilmington

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Political season is in full swing. As President Barack Obama gets into to full re-election campaign mode, some local supporters opened their campaign doors in Wilmington. Full story...
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North Carolina Jazz Festival kicks off downtown

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The stars of the music world came out Thursday night for the 32nd annual North Carolina Jazz Festival at the Hilton Riverside, downtown. WWAY’s Chris Phillips got to kick off the event again this year Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Entrepreneurs look for chance to hatch business in Burgaw Incubator Kitchen

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video The Burgaw Incubator Kitchen has helped one business get off the ground and even expand. It's a success story for both the kitchen and the small business. The problem is, the business has been using the kitchen for nearly two years.. It's leaving some entrepreneurs wondering when it's their turn. Full story...
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Brunswick County residents struggle with sagging job numbers

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The numbers for unemployment in North Carolina for December came out earlier this week. Brunswick County had the biggest jump in our area from November, so we decided to put a face to the statistics. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. drop-out rate drops

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video More New Hanover County students are staying in school instead of dropping out. The school district says the 23.4 percent decrease in the overall dropout rate is a big step in the right direction. Full story...
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Afternoon gas leak forces neighborhood evacuation

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video Scary moments for a Wilmington neighborhood this afternoon after a gas leak forced some people from their homes. The gas leak near the intersection of 7th and Campbell Streets was so bad you could smell it from more than two blocks away. Full story...
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Report says crime, dropouts down at NC schools

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A new report says crime, suspensions and dropouts were all down in North Carolina schools during the year that ended last summer. Full story...
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Deputies ask for s help identifying suspect

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance in identifying a male subject as a part of an ongoing investigation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McCrory says he won't release personal financial information

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Yesterday the NC Democratic Party questioned the money Pat McCrory's been making the last few years and calling on him to disclose his financial relationships and records. We asked McCrory about it during his visit to our studio this morning. Full story...
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NC government personnel director to make Democratic run for Lieutenant Gov

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North Carolina state government's personnel director has decided she'll run for lieutenant governor this year. Full story...
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Bowles won't run for governor; McIntyre, others still considering

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The man who polls show may be the best chance for the Democratic Party to hold on to the North Carolina governorship said Thursday he won't run for the job. Full story...
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