Archive - May 1, 2012
Meet the Democratic candidates for New Hanover County School Board
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:48pm.

video Nine candidates are vying for three open seats on the new hanover county school board. Among them is an incumbent running in a different party this time around.

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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - May 1
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:41pm.

video On Tuesday night we featured a variety of sports including high school baseball action from Wilmington, Shallotte and Leland.

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Plans for downtown hotel hit speed bump with city council
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:27pm.

The developer for a downtown hotel was in disagreement with Wilmington City Council Tuesday night over plans for the building's development.

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City Council denies rezoning for Pine Valley public housing
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:08pm.

Wilmington City Council voted against the proposed rezoning to build Section 8 senior living housing in the Pine Valley neighborhood. Though they voted 4-2, city council needed a supermajority of five votes to approve the rezoning because of protest petitions.

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Second staffer for NC House speaker resigning
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 9:46pm.

North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis says a second person on his staff has been forced to resign after having an inappropriate relationship with a lobbyist.

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Cape Fear Center for Inquiry closed Wednesday
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 9:41pm.

The Cape Fear Center for Inquiry will be closed Wednesday, May 2 due to low water pressure.

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Governor hopefuls Etheridge, Faison reach out to Wilmington voters
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 4:19pm.

video As the race to the polls continues, a couple of candidates for governor came to Wilmington today to talk with voters. Democrats Bob Etheridge and Bill Faison made stops in the Port City to campaign.

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FIRST ON 3: Former church pianist pleads guilty to sex crimes
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 3:48pm.

A former church pianist arrested on sex-related charges involving a high school student has pleaded guilty to charges of crimes against nature, statutory rape, and indecent liberties with a minor.

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NC's Blue Cross fights lawsuit over pricing power
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:42pm.

North Carolina's Blue Cross plan and the national Blue Cross licensing organization want a federal court to reject a lawsuit alleging Blues health insurance plans across the country are conspiring to limit competition.

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With 1 month to go, emergency agencies practice for hurricane season
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:33pm.

video Hurricane season is just one month away. Emergency officials are getting a head start on possible storms by putting their training to use in a simulation drill in Wilmington. In the simulation, the fictional Hurricane André is bearing down on New Hanover County. The Category 3 hurricane is eerily similar to Hurricane Fran, but following the same track as Hurricane Hazel.

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