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Archive - Apr 3, 2012

Gingrich brings presidential campaign to Wilmington Wednesday

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The Republican race for the White House comes to North Carolina tomorrow, as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds a rally at UNCW, according to his deputy press secretary. The event is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to implement recycling plan and not extend parking meter fees

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video Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to spend $1.1 million for new large recycling carts. Mayor Bill Saffo says this will save the city money in the long run, as well as offer residents some immediate savings. Full story...
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Monkey Junction to receive city services

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Tuesday night following a closed session, the Wilmington City Council agreed to take immediate steps to provide city services to residents in the Monkey Junction area. The Council made the determination in the wake of a court ruling last week that the new annexation statutes approved by the General Assembly in 2011 are unconstitutional. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - April 3

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video Tuesday night's sports segment featured a regional baseball rivalry between East Carolina and UNCW. Ashley faced Laney on day two of the annual Ashley High School Spring Break Baseball Tournament. We even got to take a look at the sleek, Nike-designed NFL uniforms that will debut in the upcoming season. Full story...
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Brunswick County Board of Education votes to return schools to traditional start schedule

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Brunswick County Schools are going back to the future for next year's school schedule. During Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting, members voted 3-2 to return all schools to a traditional start schedule during the 2012-13 school year. It is anticipated the start time for all schools will return to 8 a.m. Full story...
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Poll: Disappointing marks for N.C. public schools

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North Carolinians are unhappy with their public schools. According to a monthly poll by the Civitas Institute, more than half (52 percent) of respondents rated North Carolina’s public school system as “Only fair” (37 percent) or “Poor” (15percent). Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Washington Post blogger thinks Walter Jones is ripe for losing

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC): If there’s one guy who’s ripe for a conservative primary challenge, it’s Jones. Jones frequently votes against his party on the major issues of the day, the most recent being Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget. In fact, it’s a wonder he’s escaped serious opposition in recent years. That could change this year, with former New Bern Police Chief Frank Palombo running against him and the Campaign for Primary Accountability targeting him. We’ll see if Jones is actually threatened, but he’s a ripe target. Full story...
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Weekend car chase leads to arrest

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A chase in Brunswick County over the weekend ended with one man behind bars. Sheriff deputies say Malik McNeil did not stop at a license checkpoint on Old Shallotte Road and almost hit a deputy. That led to a chase. Full story...
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Wilmington thinks $1.1M investment on recycling bins will pay off in long run

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video The City of Wilmington wants to replace its current recycling bins. It will come at a cost. Tonight, City Council is expected to pass a resolution authorizing the city to spend $1.1 million on new recycling bins. A city spokeswoman says this will actually end up saving the city money in the long run. Full story...
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Merger means growth for Wilmington-based insurer

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A Wilmington-based company is looking to grow after joining forces with another company. HomeInsurance.com provides home and auto insurance. Now the company is growing and providing some job security for its employees. Full story...
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