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Archive - Apr 20, 2012

WWAY's Friday night sports - April 20

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video On Friday night's WWAY sports we featured the first day of the Azalea Open Skeet Shooting Tournament in Brunswick. Two world champions are competing in the event. We also featured three high school baseball games: Whiteville vs. North Brunswick, New Hanover vs. New Bern and Ashley vs. Rose. On top of that we had the latest info on UNCW sports. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Three suspended Leland cops fired, another resigns

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All five officers suspended last week are now gone from the Leland Police Department. The town fired three of the officers today, and one more quit. A fifth officer quit earlier this week. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Layered Fruit Crumble Cake

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video This week, food blogger and recipe creator Alicia Ross shows you how to make a yummy Layered Fruit Crumble Cake. Full story...
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Casting director says excitement high for 'Iron Man 3' casting call

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video Stark Industries is flying into the Port City this weekend as "Iron Man 3" holds an open casting call. Casting coordinators hope Wilmington is as excited as Raleigh was last week. Full story...
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Return of bridge painting means return of delays, closures

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Lane closures and traffic delays are back as paint crews continue working on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Work today caused major traffic, and that might be something you have to get used to. Full story...
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UNCW chancellor officially installed

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video It was a day of celebration at UNC Wilmington, as the school officially installed its new chancellor. Gary Miller says he's ready for the challenge, with a focus on preparing students for future careers. Full story...
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Two teens charged in attempted abduction of 10-year-old

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video Two Wilmington teenagers are in some big trouble after investigators say they tried to abduct a child heading home from school. Full story...
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Romney says NC Gingrich supporter now backing him

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Mitt Romney says the honorary chairman of Newt Gingrich's North Carolina's campaign is now supporting the former Massachusetts governor for the Republican presidential nomination. Full story...
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17-year-old charged with raping 12-year-old

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A 17-year-old Bladen County boy is in jail charged with raping a 12-year-old girl. Deputies arrested Dennis Michael King Jr. of Clarkton yesterday and charged him with first-degree rape. Full story...
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Body pulled from river is missing Marine

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A body found in the Cape Fear River today is a missing Marine. LCpl. John J. Pruitt, 24, of Fontana, CA, was stationed at Camp Lejeune. He went missing late Sunday night. Full story...
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Perdue's plane makes emergency landing

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A state plane with Gov. Bev Perdue on board made an emergency landing Friday afternoon at Raleigh Durham International Airport, according to WTVD-TV in Raleigh. No one was hurt in the incident. Full story...
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Judge: Race played role in NC racial justice case

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A North Carolina judge has ruled in a precedent-setting case that race was a factor in prosecution decisions to reject potential jurors who were black. Full story...
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Day off may have saved worker's life as car runs into business

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A trip to Texas may have saved one woman's life when a car plowed into a Wilmington business this morning. Police say a woman was on her way home from an 8-hour shift at UNCW when she lost control of her vehicle. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Beautiful Skies

A well-known author, after watching a beautiful aurora in its fullest splendor, concluded, "No pencil can draw it, no colors can paint

Nature Science Center to be open for 24 hours

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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will celebrate the grand opening of its new wing with a 24-hour opening of the Nature Research Center in Raleigh. Full story...
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