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Archive - Apr 18, 2012

Romney says Obama has failed to help create jobs

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Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama is over his head and swimming in the wrong direction when it comes to the economy. Full story...
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Special Olympians shine in spring games

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Some athletes got to shine today at UNC Wilmington. The New Hanover County Special Olympics held its spring games on the campus track today. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Wilmington misses out on anti-bullying documentary

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Wilmington fell just short of pulling in enough votes to bring a documentary on bullying to the Port City. Full story...
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THE RANT: When did Mandalay Baseball start running the City of Wilmington?

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First, let me be absolutely clear, the WWAY NewsChannel 3 Newsroom is neither pro nor anti baseball or ballpark. It's our ultimate goal to just cover the story as it progresses and keep Cape Fear residents, as well as the taxpayers of Wilmington, informed. However, it's also our job to ask tough questions of our leaders and last night's city council meeting left me with a list of them. Full story...
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All-time winningest coach Summitt steps aside

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Pat Summitt is stepping aside as Tennessee's women's basketball coach and taking the title of "head coach emeritus". UNCW men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson used to coach with Summitt at Tennessee. "One of the best basketball minds to ever coach the game, Peterson texted WWAY about Summitt. "She was such a tremendous communicator with her players. I was blessed to work beside her and to eat her excellent country cooking." Full story...
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Break-in suspect nabbed by alert K-9 cop

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Wilmington Police say a K-9 officer and his dog nabbed a man believed to have committed five breaking and enterings and attempted break-ins in the past week. Full story...
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Pine Valley fire continues to smolder

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Wilmington firefighters warn hot spots in Pine Valley will be a danger until it rains. They responded to calls of heavy smoke and fire this morning. Full story...
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FBI's civil rights unit probes Chadbourn shooting death

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The FBI's civil rights unit has joined an investigation into a Charlotte teenager's shooting death while she visited relatives in Chadbourn. Full story...
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NC lawmakers seek how to find unemployment fraud

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A North Carolina legislative panel is looking for ways to crack down on fraudulent unemployment compensation payments, but the lawmakers are learning that it's tough to prove someone has been cheating the system. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Toxicology report sheds little light on death of child on school bus

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A toxicology report shows little new info about the death of a special needs girl on a New Hanover County school bus earlier this year. Eight-year-old Jamiah Batts died shortly after arriving by bus at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering February 29. Full story...
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NC Democrats for governor gear up for 3rd debate

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The leading candidates in the Democratic primary for North Carolina governor are getting one more chance to talk to voters on television before the early-voting period begins Thursday. Full story...
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Skeletal remains found in Caldwell County

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The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office says skeletal remains have been found northeast of Lenoir. Full story...
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Local racing team secures title sponsor

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A Wilmington based racing team has secured title sponsorship from Waterfall Security Solutions. The company will be supporting the F1000 road racing team in the F1000 Championship and SE Div. SCCA Regional and National events throughout 2012. Full story...
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