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Archive - Mar 7, 2012

ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Poll shows voters not fans of baseball stadium for higher taxes

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videoA proposal to build a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium in Wilmington is striking out with voters there, according to a new flash poll conducted with media partners WWAY NewsChannel 3 and The Big Talker FM. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 7

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videoWednesday's sports on WWAY featured a little bit of everything. It included a sneak at the West Charlotte Lions basketball team. They'll be playing the New Hanover Wildcats on Saturday in the 4-A state title boys basketball game in Raleigh. We also checked in with UNCW women's basketball coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke on Wednesday. Click play video to see these stories and much more. Full story...
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NC man pleads guilty to animal cruelty after dozens of starved ponies found

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A Forsyth County man has pleaded guilty to animal-cruelty charges after more than 30 emaciated Hackney ponies were seized from his property. Full story...
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Three-year-old's death linked to blunt force trauma; drugs found during search

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videoA three year old is dead, and tonight we're learning more about what happened. Last week, Jaronn McAllister II was pronounced dead at Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Search warrants obtained by WWAY paint a picture of chaos leading up to a police chase through Brunswick County. Full story...
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Brunswick drug arrests

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The Brunswick County narcotics unit arrested several people over the past week. Full story...
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NC schools, offices drill for season's tornadoes

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Schools and government buildings across North Carolina are holding tornado drills with the spring storm season already bringing destruction. Full story...
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No solution from panel studying NC city power debt

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A legislative committee examining why electric rates for 30 eastern North Carolina municipalities are so high says more study is needed on the debt that causes eye-popping power bills and whether a solution can be found. Full story...
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NC man pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

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A Forsyth County man has pleaded guilty to animal-cruelty charges after more than 30 emaciated Hackney ponies were seized from his property. Full story...
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Wilmington native's journey toward sainthood begins Friday

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videoThe push to make a Wilmington-born priest a saint officially begins Friday in Raleigh. Members of the Vatican will help begin the canonization process of Wilmington native Thomas Price. Full story...
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Businessman's donation could save firefighters' lives

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videoFirefighters put themselves in harm's way every day, and every second counts when a person, pet or home is threatened by flames. One generous Wilmington man gave the gift of time to firefighters today. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Courthouse closed Thursday because of bed bugs

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The New Hanover County Courthouse will be closed Thursday because of bed bugs. Chief District Court Judge Jay Corpening says the exterminator is due in the morning, but it will take most of the day to deal with the bugs. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Majority of voters still support NC Marriage Amendment

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A majority, 64 percent, of North Carolina voters say they support a constitutional amendment that establishes marriage between one man and woman as the only recognized domestic legal union in the state. Full story...
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NC Republicans could see contested prez primary

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North Carolina Republicans are looking more likely to get their chance to help choose a presidential nominee after Super Tuesday failed to materialize as the clincher for front-runner Mitt Romney. Full story...
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Lack of students puts Catholic high school plan on hold

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videoFor years a lot of folks have wanted a Catholic high school in the Cape Fear, but it looks like that will not happen any time soon. During a visit to Wilmington today, Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Raleigh Diocese said that talks of building a long-sought Catholic high school here are on hold. Full story...
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Leland, Bald Head fire departments get federal money

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Two fire departments in Brunswick County are getting help from the federal government. Leland Fire Rescue and the Bald Head Island Fire Department are each getting money from the the US Department of Homeland Security for operations and safety improvements. Full story...
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