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Archive - Mar 23, 2012

WWAY's Friday night sports - March 23; Stilman White & UNC advance in overtime

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Friday night's jam packed sports segment featured Stilman White and the UNC Tar Heels avoiding a Sweet 16 upset. UNC will face Kansas on Sunday. We also featured Hoggard, Ashley and New Hanover's lacrosse teams in action. On top of that, we visited the Wilmington Athletic Club to check out the State Racquetball Championship. Full story...
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Jones concerned about signs posted at Hatteras

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North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is asking the National Park Service to change signs posted at Cape Hatteras that he says falsely tell people they can't leave footprints on the beach. Full story...
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Feds charge NC man in $82 million fraud scheme

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Federal agents are accusing a disbarred North Carolina lawyer of defrauding banks and investors out of more than $82 million in improper loans tied to a mountain real estate development. Full story...
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NC health grant program suspended following audit

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North Carolina's health department has suspended a program designed to improve the health of minority residents and others after an internal review found fiscal and management irregularities. Full story...
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Pajama Party benefits good cause

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The third annual pajama party hosted by the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness reminded people that not everyone has pajamas or a home to enjoy every night. Full story...
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H2O telethon hopes to raise funds for families without water

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video We can't live without water, but some folks around the Cape Fear struggle to get it every day. New Hanover County is trying to help. Help 2 Others is a new water assistance initiative by the county to help residents struggling to pay their water bills. Full story...
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Stilman White starts for UNC

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Kendall Marshall will not play against Ohio tonight and Stilman White will start at point guard, North Carolina just announced. Full story...
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La Bella Forma Fine Lingerie closing

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La Bella Forma Fine Lingerie is closing its boutique at The Forum on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Owner Rochelle Meyers has decided to close the store to pursue other interests and business opportunities. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST GARDEN STORE

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video Spring is in the air, and it officially begins this week. That means it's time to start thinking about your lawn and garden. So in this week's edition of "And the Winner is..." we're looking for the perfect place for plants. What business is blossoming with the best blooms? Who has the most fantastic flowers and foliage? Where do you go to make sure the grass in greener in your yard? What is the BEST GARDEN STORE in the Cape Fear?
Here's how the votes are blossoming (as of 2:30 p.m. Thursday):
Pender Pines, Hampstead: 88%
Country Nursery, Whiteville: 6%
Plant Place, Wilmington: 3%
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Drug expert testifies in Grooms trial; ex-girlfriend on stand Monday

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video The trial of Thomas Grooms continued today with more testimony from law enforcement officers and a self-described "party girl" the prosecution says has information on grooms the jury needs to know. Friday, the jury in the Grooms trial learned more about the man behind the charges. Full story...
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Kitchen Scoop: Key Lime Pie

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This week, cookbook author and recipe developer Alicia Ross whips up some Key Lime Pie. Full story...
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Tregembo Zoo opens for 60th spring

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One of the wildest attractions in our own backyard is open for business again. With winter over, Wilmington's Tregembo Zoo is waking from its hibernation for its 60th spring. Full story...
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Williston students look to future at career fair

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Little kids with big dreams got to meet professionals who have the jobs the kids hope to have one day. Communities in Schools of Cape Fear and UNCW's Cameron School of Business put together the first ever Williston Middle School Career Fair today. Full story...
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Weather threat cancels weekends activities

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The threat of severe weather Saturday has forced the cancellation of some planned events, including a walk-a-thon for injured members of the military and the Fire in the Lakes Festival in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Brunswick County's new emergency radio system coming on line

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Whether it's a police chase or a hurricane, how well emergency responders communicate with each other can mean life or death. Brunswick County's new public safety radio system VIPER is up and running, but it has a ways to go before all departments are installed. Full story...
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