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Archive - Mar 10, 2012

State champs! New Hanover wins 4-A title

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videoThe New Hanover Wildcats captured the state title in 4-A basketball on Saturday night with a 67-56 victory over West Charlotte. The rich tradition continues. It's the 14th state title for the Wildcats in basketball. That's the most for any high school in North Carolina. Full story...
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ACC championship game: Heels & Seminoles

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The North Carolina Tar Heels earned a spot in the ACC finals with a victory over NC State on Saturday in Atlanta. UNC will face Florida State on Sunday. The Seminoles beat Duke. This is only the the second appearance for Florida State in the ACC men's basketball finals. Full story...
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UNCW women's basketball team loses to nationally ranked Hens; WNIT bid next?

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UNCW's run in the CAA Women's Basketball Tournament came to a crashing halt on Saturday afternoon when the Seahawks ran into the nationally ranked Delaware Blue Hens. Cynthia Cooper Dyke's team drops to 20-12 record with the loss. The Seahawks must now play the waiting game. They're hoping to receive a bid to the WNIT for the second year in a row. Full story...
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Fathers discuss impact on children, community

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videoAny man can be a dad, but it takes someone special to be a father. The influence a father has on his children is like no other, that's why the New Hanover County Partnership for Fatherhood is focused on helping fathers be the best they can be, so their children can be the best, too. Full story...
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Judge censured for tossing DWI case test results

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A Mecklenburg County judge has been censured by the North Carolina Supreme Court for throwing out test results in a drunken driving case so the defendant would face a lesser punishment. Full story...
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DOT to review naming policy after firefighter snub

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North Carolina transportation officials say they will review the agency's policy on naming state owned bridges after a Board of Transportation committee refused to name a bridge in Asheville after a firefighter who died while fighting a blaze. Full story...
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NC businesses along I-95 tally tolling impact

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Opponents say plans to charge a toll on Interstate 95 in North Carolina will make it more difficult for businesses to quickly and cheaply ship goods up and down the highway. Full story...
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WWAY'S Friday night sports - March 9

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videoThe UNC Wilmington women's basketball team won on Friday in the CAA Tournament. Click play video to see game action & pkst game reaction from Friday's win. Friday was also a great day to watch ACC basketball action. On Friday we also featured our final preview piece on the New Hanover basketball team. The Wildcats play in the state 4-A title game on Saturday. Plus much more! Full story...
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'Kony 2012' campaign faces generation gap

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videoThe international push to find an African warlord is showing the power of social media. Within four days a half-hour film on a charity's mission to raise awareness has generated 50 million viewers online, most of them young people. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to tour Durham ballpark

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Wilmington City Council is making a road trip to check out life in the minor leagues. Durham Mayor Bill Bell has invited the council members to visit the Durham Bulls Athletic Park next week to hear first hand about the City of Durham's experience with development of a minor league baseball stadium and its economic impact. Full story...
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Family searching for answers after girl's death on school bus

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videoThe family of a little girl with special needs continues to mourn her death and search for answers. Jamiah Batts died on her school bus last month. Full story...
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Wilmington shoppers react to "pink slime" found in ground beef

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videoLast month several fast food chains made headlines when they said they would stop using so-called "pink slime.” According to reports, 70 percent of the ground beef in supermarkets contains the “pink slime,” but Carolina Farmin' says you won't find that there. Full story...
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