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Archive - Apr 12, 2012

ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man with unique challenge commemorates Titanic with art

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video It's hard to believe that 100 years ago this weekend, the Titanic sunk in the cold waters of the Atlantic. An autistic Wilmington man is commemorating the event with art, and says his disability is the last thing on his mind. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - April 12

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video WWAY's Thursday night sports previewed the Jordan Brand Classic high school basketball all-star games in Charlotte on Saturday. We also previewed the Azalea Festival’s amateur boxing tournament that will take place on Saturday and Sunday in Wilmington. We checked out high school track & field and lacrosse action, as well. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach group one step closer to butt-free beach

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video The debate on whether to ban smoking continued tonight at the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meeting. Supporters of the ban got one step closer to reaching their dream of a butt free beach. A group supporting the smoking ban presented the board with a stack of signed petitions. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue urges voters to oppose gay marriage amendment

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is speaking out in urging voters to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment on next month's ballot that makes clear gay marriage and civil unions aren't recognized by the state of North Carolina. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue urges voters to oppose gay marriage amendment

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is speaking out in urging voters to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment on next month's ballot that makes clear gay marriage and civil unions aren't recognized by the state of North Carolina. Full story...
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Kenny Loggins brings hits to the Azalea Festival concert

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Singer, song writer Kenny Loggins played for the Azalea Festival Thursday night at Trask Coliseum Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: The City of Wilmington's proposal to hire Ripken Design to manage ballpark project

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Just one day after Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves announced they had secured private financing to build a new baseball stadium in Wilmington, City Manager Sterling Cheatham has drawn up a proposal to hire Ripken Design of Baltimore, MD, to manage the city's baseball project manager. Full story...
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Azalea Festival, 'Bachelor' Celebrity Ashley Spivey back in the Port City

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video One of the Azalea Festival's celebrities is making a bit of a homecoming this week. Ashley Spivey, famous for her role on ABC's 'The Bachelor', is a UNCW graduate. Full story...
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Wilmington Bypass work progresses, bridge painting resumes Wednesday

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video With the number of construction projects going on in our area, orange barrels have become a part of the everyday scenery. From bridge repairs to resurfacing roads, there's a lot of work going on right now. One big project that's halfway done is expected to relieve congestion between Wilmington and Leland. Full story...
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Protestors rally outside circus

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A group of protestors rallied near the airport this afternoon as advocates of the animals at the circus. They say the animals involved in the circus this weekend are constantly abused and mistreated. They want people to know that cruelty is not entertainment. Full story...
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Wilmington looks to Hall of Famer Ripken to lead ballpark project

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It looks like Wilmington City Council knows who it wants to lead its ballpark plan. The agenda for Tuesday night's City Council meeting includes two ordinances to hire and pay Ripken Design of Baltimore, MD. Full story...
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Queen Azalea moved by Wilmington's hospitality

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video "I love Wilmington," Queen Azalea Ericka Dunlap said. "I'm going to make it my second home." Dunlap was Miss America 2004 and a contestant on "The Amazing Race." Her reign and her game took her all over the world, but she says nothing compares to her reign over the Azalea Festival. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Supporters to petition Wrightsville Beach for smoking ban

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video Although a smoking ban in Wrightsville Beach was snuffed out a month ago, the fight is not over yet. Supporters of the ban say they are sick of butts on the beach, so they found a loophole in town law to revive their cause. Full story...
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Bladenboro police arrest suspect in March shooting

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Bladenboro police arrested Elijah Caval Davis, 20, of Lumberton and charged him with Attempted First Degree Murder. He is being held in the Bladen county jail under a $250,000 secured bond. Full story...
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Man arrested for impersonating EMS worker

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The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Daniel Trey Horne, 24, of 33 Rosemont Lane Clarkton was arrested and charged with impersonating an EMS employee on March 23rd. Full story...
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