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Archive - Apr 13, 2012

WWAY's Friday night sports - April 13

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video WWAY’s Friday night sports segment featured the Wilmington Sea Dawgs semi-pro basketball team at home against Big Texas. We also went to Brooks Field to check out UNCW against Hofstra in a battle of the top two teams in the CAA. We even featured high school baseball action between Laney and New Hanover, as well as Wilmington Christian. Full story...
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Aldermen grant permit for Oceanic pier expansion

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It's time to expand. Thursday night, the Board of Alderman approved a conditional use permit for the Oceanic to allow an extra 115 outdoor seats on its pier. Full story...
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Five Leland police officers suspended, former interim chief included

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video The town of Leland has suspended five police officers without pay as a result of ongoing investigations. Full story...
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10 nabbed following undercover operation in Durham

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Police in Durham say 10 people face a total of 25 felony and 44 misdemeanor charges following a two-month undercover operation targeting organized retail theft. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune-based RI Marine killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a Marine from Camp Lejeune has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NC man arrested for peeping into locker room

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An eastern North Carolina man is facing peeping and trespassing charges after authorities say he videotaped baseball players in their locker room. Full story...
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4-alarm fire engulfs Salisbury funeral home

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A four-alarm fire has engulfed a Salisbury funeral home, where the bodies of two women awaiting funerals were inside caskets. Full story...
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NC native Scotty McCreery plays to sold-out crowd at Trask Coliseum

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Native of Garner, North Carolina with a bass voice that melts teenaged girls across the country, Scotty McCreery performed to a sold-out crowd at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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Saint Mary Catholic Church celebrates 100 years, looks to future

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St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington celebrated mass and marked 100 years of service Friday night. Bishop Michael Burbidge helped mark the 100th year of the church's dedication and blessing. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST CHOWDER

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In this week's edition of "And the Winner is..." we have a soup-er topic. The Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off takes place next weekend in Carolina Beach. In honor of the 16th annual event, we want to know who cooks up the thick stew better than the rest. Whether it's New England or Manhattan clam, seafood, corn or potato, we want to know who makes the BEST CHOWDER in the Cape Fear? Here's how the votes are mixing up so far (5 pm Tues.):
Fish House, Oak Island - 71%
Fish Bites, Carolina Beach Rd. - 14%
Elijah's, Downtown Wilmington - 7%

VOTE NOW! Full story...

KITCHEN SCOOP: Loaded Shrimp Wedge

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video This week, Alicia Ross puts a twist on a classic wedge salad, loaded with shrimp! Full story...
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Azalea Festival in full bloom

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video The queen has been crowned. Gardens across Wilmington are prepped and ready to go and the ribbon has been cut. The 2012 North Carolina Azalea Festival is officially in full bloom. Full story...
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Wilmington considering Ripken Design to manage baseball project

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video The city's effort to bring a baseball stadium to the Port City now includes another big hitter. Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham proposes the city should hire Ripken Design, founded by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and his brother Bill, to manage Wilmington’s baseball project. Full story...
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Azalea Art Show puts Wilmington talent on display

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Wilmington has a wealth of artists, many of whom get to showcase their talent at the 30th Annual Azalea Festival Juried Art Show and Sale. Full story...
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Free street parking downtown for Azalea Festival

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The city's downtown on-street parking will be free starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and all day on Saturday, April 14 for Azalea Festival activities. Parking will be free in the Central Business District, which extends from Ann to Brunswick streets and from Water and Nutt to Fourth streets. On-street parking is always free on Sundays. Signs will be posted to alert visitors about the free parking. Full story...
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