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Archive - Apr 17, 2012

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - April 17

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video On Tuesday we featured highlights from UNCW's impressive 10-1 win over the 24th ranked East Carolina Pirates from Greenville. We also checked out high school baseball action from New Bern. The Bears beat Laney. We also featured Ashley's win over Hoggard in baseball along with two softball games from Wilmington. Full story...
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City hires ballpark project manager, councilmembers say Ripken was the wrong choice

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video Wilmington City Council voted to hire National Sports Services, a company based out of Kansas, as their project manager for the proposed ballpark. Council members said Ripken Design, who the city was originally looking to hire, may have had a conflict of interest with Mandalay Baseball Properties. Full story...
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Congressional candidates talk jobs and energy independence during debate

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Election season is here and candidates far and wide are doing their best to win votes and unseat incumbents. That includes our seventh congressional seat, where Democrat Mike McIntyre is facing competition from GOP candidates: Ilario Pantano, Randy Crow and Senator David Rouzer. Full story...
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Report: Improvements key for wounded soldiers unit

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The 18th Airborne chief of staff says an inspection of Fort Bragg's battalion for wounded soldiers shows the post needs to do better in selecting and training the unit's staff leaders. Full story...
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Military investigates death of NC-based Marine

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The Department of Defense says it is investigating the death of a Camp Lejeune Marine who died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Man rowing up East Coast for good cause

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video One man says it's his mission to row from Miami to New York City all in the name of a good cause. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police look for driver who ran over camper at Carolina Beach

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video Police in Carolina Beach are looking for a driver who ran over a camper early Sunday morning at Freeman Park. "He was asleep in his tent about 2:30 in the morning and awakened by someone driving over him in his tent," Carolina Beach Police Det. Harry Humphries said. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pine Valley fire contained

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video The Wilmington Fire Department says the brush fire at 17th street between Independence Blvd. and George Anderson Dr. is now contained. This does not mean that the fire is extinguished and crews are still concerned about possible hot spots and unburned fuel in the fire area. Full story...
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Silver Alert issued for Bladen County man

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A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Bladen County man. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Michael Blake Atkinson is a 26-year-old white man. He is 5'11" tall and weighs about 267 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Full story...
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Driver's quick thinking credited with saving lives in bus fire

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video A scary field trip for students in Brunswick County, when their activity bus caught fire on the way back to school. It happened this afternoon near NC 87 and Funston Road. Forty people from Leland Middle School were on the activity bus. Full story...
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Firefighters reign in train-sparked wildfire

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With the fire season just getting underway both New Hanover and Pender Counties have already seen their fair share of flashing lights. Full story...
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Troopers find hundreds of violations during Azalea Festival weekend sting

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Azalea Festival weekend was a busy one for state troopers, who found more than 560 violations during Operation Bearclaw in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. Full story...
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Investigators: Man made woman read Bible at gunpoint

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Investigators in Rowan County say a man held a double-barreled shotgun to a woman's head and made her read her favorite scripture. Full story...
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5 NC elected officials call on Democratic Party leader to resign

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Five Democratic statewide elected officials have called on state Democratic Party Chairman David Parker to resign as party regulars have learned recently about alleged harassment within Democratic headquarters. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deputy Leland Police Chief resigns

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One of the five Leland Police officers suspended last week has quit. Leland Town Manager David Hollis says Deputy Police Chief Karl Smith resigned effective this morning. Smith had been suspended with pay Friday while an internal investigation continues. Full story...
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