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Archive - Feb 8, 2012

ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group

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video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city. Full story...
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Edwards campaign owes taxpayers but still spending

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Federal elections officials say John Edwards owes taxpayers $2.1 million in public matching funds improperly received after the former North Carolina senator dropped his 2008 run for the White House, yet disclosure reports show his failed campaign is still spending. Full story...
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NC offshore energy panel: Drilling prospects iffy

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A science panel advising Gov. Bev Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power. Full story...
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Virgo to reopen with new plan, vision

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video D.C. Virgo Middle School will once again open its doors, but not in a way administrators planned. Recently, the state denied the school's application for charter status, so the school will be a public school, with a twist. Full story...
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Caterpillar met recently with local elected officials, school leaders as site pick nears

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video School officials in New Hanover County say Caterpillar talked to them and Brunswick County educators recently to discuss their schools. Why here? In an e-mail to Peoria County, IL, Caterpillar reportedly said it wants to move the factory closer to its facility in Cary and wants better port access. Full story...
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Santorum jumps into second place in delegate race

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Winning yesterday's Republican presidential caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota has propelled Rick Santorum into second place in the race for delegates. Full story...
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NC Republicans: No recorded votes at next session

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House and Senate say there are no plans to vote on legislation during a scheduled meeting of the General Assembly next week. Full story...
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Trot Nixon heads Hall of Fame class

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video WWAY's "Fifth Quarter" co-host Trot Nixon headlines this year's class of inductees into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 at UNCW's Burney Center. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 7

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video On Tuesday night we featured senior night at Ashley High School. We also featured a high school basketball matchup in the Waccamaw Conference between East Bladen and North Brunswick. Click full story to see all of Tuesday's scores. On top of that we talked with the general manager of the Atlanta Braves about the prospect of Wilmington becoming the next home of the Braves single A minor league baseball affiliate. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Council approves ballpark negotiations

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video Wilmington City Council has unanimously approved a plan to negotiate with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves about bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City. Full story...
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