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Archive - Feb 23, 2012

WWAY'S Thursday night sports - Feb. 23; UNCW edges Towson in women's hoops

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video On Thursday night the UNC Wilmington women's basketball team edged Towson by two points at Trask Coliseum. This was a nip and tuck affair the entire game. The biggest lead for either team? Five points. On Thursday WWAY honored the North Brunswick Scorpion boys basketball team with our team of the week award. Click the video to see both of these stories. Click full story to even more sports from Thursday. Full story...
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Fire destroys apartment building; resident says all is not lost

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video Several residents are displaced Thursday after a fire emergency responders say engulfed the entire building. Although the building was destroyed, one resident Meridian Village Apartments says not all was lost. Full story...
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NC grand jury charges fund managers in $40M scam

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The U.S. Attorney's Office in Charlotte says four hedge fund managers have been indicted in connection with a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $40 million. Full story...
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No-interest Irene loan for 2 NC counties

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is making a no-interest state loan available to repair two schools and other public buildings in Tyrrell and Pamlico counties damaged during Hurricane Irene last August. Full story...
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NC town's former mayor killed in deadly crash

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A South Carolina man is being charged with leading police on a chase they say ended when his car slammed into another vehicle, killing two people, including a former Belmont mayor. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach releases statement on disciplined police officers

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The Town of Wrightsville Beach took another step Thursday night to end a controversy involving police officers Robert Miller and Shaun Appler, who were both demoted and had a cut in Full story...
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Sen. Kay Hagan opposes amendment to prohibit gay marriage

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is against a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit gay marriage in North Carolina because she says it would harm the state's ability to recruit business and jobs and have negative consequences for families and children. Full story...
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Flag above American Flag taken down

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video It's not illegal, but many say flying a flag above the American flag is disrespectful. Neighboring business owners say a used car dealership on Market Street has been flying its flag above our nation's for months, and they want it to stop. Full story...
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Justice won't run for any office this year

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We already knew state Rep. Carolyn Justice would not seek another term in the state house. Now she says she will not run for any office in 2012. Full story...
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Fire destroys apartment building; no one hurt

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video An afternoon fire has destroyed a New Hanover County apartment building. A witness saw the fire at Meridian Village on Southeast Northchase Parkway and called 911 around 2 p.m. Full story...
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Smoke in southern New Hanover Co. from controlled burn

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Smoke on the south side of the City/County is from a control burn in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Wilmington looks at renovations to Riverfront Park

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video An extreme makeover is coming to downtown Wilmington. No, not a ballpark. The city wants to redesign riverfront park. The architects revealed some of the plans today. Full story...
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Edwards mistress wins ownership of sex tape

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The former mistress of John Edwards has won ownership of a sex tape she filmed with the former presidential candidate as he was running for the White House. Full story...
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Morning fire kills three children, leaves family homeless

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video An early-morning fire killed three children and left the rest of family of ten homeless. For those who know the Pittman family, the fire that destroyed their home and took the lives of three children was nothing less than a tragedy. Full story...
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