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Archive - Mar 2012

Kadeem Allen is runner-up for NC player of year

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New Hanover senior Kadeem Allen tied Rodney Purvis for the most votes on the AP all-state boys basketball team on Thursday, but Purvis edged out Kadeem Allen on Saturday for the NC player of the year award. Full story...
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Couples prove their love lasts through war and peace, rain or shine

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videoOften times, we focus on the men and women fighting in the forefront and forget about their loved ones holding down the home front. For 70 years, the USO has encouraged and supported US troops and their families. Saturday, to mark its 70th anniversary and to celebrate military families, the USO held a vow renewal ceremony on the Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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Antique cars bring back sweet memories

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Antique car lovers of all ages braved the rain Saturday to get a look at about 100 of the Cape Fear's finest rides. Full story...
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Students show skills in Science Olympiad

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Elementary students from all over the Cape Fear put on their thinking caps and got to work this weekend. Full story...
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Mega Millions ticket sales boost earnings for state education

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Mega Millions players trying their luck at the biggest jackpot ever led to the N.C. Education Lottery, on its sixth anniversary, recording its highest day of sales ever. Full story...
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Triangle-area to get new area code, 10-digit calls

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Residents in the Research Triangle area will have to limber up their fingers to make phone calls from now on. Full story...
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NC Sen. Burr won't run for Republican whip

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U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina says he won't run for a leadership post in the Senate after the 2012 elections because such a job isn't conducive to pushing policy initiatives in which he's interested. Full story...
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Peanuts up, tobacco down for NC farmers this year

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With farmers in eastern North Carolina still recovering from Hurricane Irene, cotton and tobacco crops are expected to drop this year, while some of the state's other major crops will increase. Full story...
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WHA, Sparks reach agreement

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The legal fight between the Wilmington Housing Authority and a former Wilmington City Councilman is over. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 17-year-old dead after falling from truck on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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A teenager is dead after falling out of a truck bed on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Friday night. Full story...
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Fire still burning on island near Masonboro

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video A large fire is ongoing on an uninhabited barrier island in New Hanover County. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - March 30

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video The Friday night sports segment featured UNC Wilmington baseball against Old Dominion at Brooks Field. The Seahawks beat the Monarchs 10-4. We also traveled to Hampstead to check out the undefeated Topsail softball team against Swansboro. The Wilmington Sea Dawgs will open their season on Sunday at the Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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$640 million up for grabs has folks grabbing tons of tickets

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videoIt's the largest lottery jackpot in the history of the world. $640 million are up for grabs, and there a lot of folks trying to pick the lucky numbers. Full story...
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"And the winner is..." BEST PEST CONTROL

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For this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know who keeps the bugs out of your home? With summer coming up, the ants will come marching in, the roaches will roam and other critters will crawl. We want to know who keeps your home insect free. Who has the BEST PEST CONTROL in the Cape Fear? Here's how the votes are crawling in (FINAL NUMBERS):
Pestco Exterminating Co. - 910.791.5432 - 44%
Jay Taylor Exterminating - 910.791.6836 - 28%
Dodson Bros. Exterminating - 910.392.3330 - 6%

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ONLY ON 3: Winston-Salem looks to sell arenas, offers Wilmington advice on ballpark

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video As the City of Wilmington considers possibly using tax money to build a ballpark, another North Carolina city is looking to unload some tax-funded arenas. "We own a large coliseum and a large football stadium/racetrack," Winston-Salem City Manager Lee Garrity said. "Owned them for many years. They're well used, but they lose money like almost every other facility in the country." Full story...
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