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Archive - Feb 2012

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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Disease carrying beetle discovered in Brunswick Co.

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video North Carolina forestry officials say a devastating disease affecting trees in the laurel family across the southeastern United States has now been discovered in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Severe Weather briefing: Damaging winds possible Friday

It's almost a guarantee. Whenever it's warm, and it's not "supposed to be" warm - you'll find some severe weather to correct things back to normal.

Changes to NC pollution control program considered

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A state environmental program designed to protect residents from exposure to dangerous chemicals could get scaled back if some business interests and Republican legislators have their way. Full story...
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Alexander County jail guard accused of theft

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A guard at the Alexander County juvenile jail has been accused of more than 60 counts of theft. Full story...
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Perdue: 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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Duke Energy, Progress Energy file new merger plan

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are taking a third stab at a deal that would create the largest U.S. electric company, offering to spend up to $150 million to reduce competition concerns. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Feb. 22; VCU edges UNCW + 2nd round of state playoffs

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video The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team nearly pulled off an upset on Wednesday night against VCU at Trask Coliseum on senior night. Click play video to see our game highlights and postgame reaction. The second round of the state playoffs for high school basketball is over. We've got that covered as well with game action and scores. Full story...
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3rd round pairings for high school hoops

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The list of teams remaining in the hunt for a state title is starting to dwindle. We've posted the pairings for the third round of the high school basketball state playoffs. Click full story to find out Friday's schedule for teams in the WWAY viewing area. Full story...
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Another GOP candidate files for NC governor's race

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory's first primary opponent hasn't been in elected office before and believes local government property taxes should be replaced with some other revenue source. Full story...
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Loose logs block US-17 causing severe traffic

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video Traffic backed up for miles Wednesday night after a truck carrying timber flipped near Supply Street on US-17, blocking the Northbound lanes and spilling the wood across the Southbound lanes. Full story...
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NC woman accused of murder in stabbing death

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Authorities have charged a Charlotte-area woman with murder following a fight with another woman. Full story...
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NC county expands ban on camping on its property

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The home for this summer's Democratic National Convention is banning camping without permission on all county-owned property. Full story...
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