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Archive - Apr 2012

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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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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