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Archive - May 11, 2012

Group protests Amendment One in Wilmington

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video With the primary election on Tuesday, North Carolina Amendment One passed and passed by a large margin. One group here in Wilmington does not accept the amendment and Friday night held a rally to begin their fight against it. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - May 11

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video Friday marked the first night of the state playoffs for high school baseball and softball. We had our sports cameras out and about. We also had soccer state playoff action. UNCW cliched the CAA regular season baseball title on Friday. It's the first regular season title for Mark Scalf's squad since 2008. The Wilmington Sea Dawgs also won on Friday! Update: Check out high school & UNCW results from Saturday. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mississippi leaders, residents fire back after Perdue's insult

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Gov. Phil Bryant issued the following statement in response to the derogatory remarks about Mississippi made by North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue... Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SABLE flying in Ogden area after car chase

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SABLE and dozens police cars are swarming the Ogden area of New Hanover County after a car chase. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Business owner explains push for privately-funded ballpark

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video Baseball continues to be the talk of the Port City, especially how to pay for a proposed ballpark. Now some business owners have joined the push against taxpayer money for the stadium. The Privately Funded Baseball Alliance says no matter where the ballpark goes, the city does not need to pay for it. Full story...
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Arboretum's Ability Garden offers floral Mother's Day gifts

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Looking for a flowery gift for mom this Mother's Day? Head over to the Ability Garden at the New Hanover County Arboretum. Full story...
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Jordan adds Novant hospitals to endorsement list

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Michael Jordan is perhaps the world's best known pitchman. Now a North Carolina hospital group is joining the likes of Nike and Hanes in having Wilmington's hoops legend promote them. Full story...
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HMS Bounty replica visiting Wilmington

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A replica of a famous 18th century ship will visit Wilmington next week. The Tall Ship HMS Bounty will arrive in Riverfront Park on May 17th and be open to the public for tours from Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Widow talks about arrest of three teens for husband's murder

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video Three teens are behind bars in Columbus County charged with murdering a man. Today, the wife of the victim says her husband did not deserve the fate he received, and she is fighting for justice. Full story...
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USA Today/Gallup Poll: 51% agree with Obama's endorsement of gay marriage

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More than half of Americans say they approve of President Obama's stance that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, but 60% say that his shift in position will have no bearing on how they vote in the November election, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll. Full story...
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CT teen's body spray set off fire alarm

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Officials say a fire alarm that went off at a Connecticut high school was activated by a student's "overabundance" of body spray in a locker room. Full story...
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Judge hears motions in NC governor campaign probe

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The lawyer for a New Bern man accused of hiding private flight donations to Gov. Beverly Perdue's 2008 campaign says his client provided all the information campaign officials asked of him and questions how he could have done anything differently. Full story...
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Oak Island business owner sentenced for drug trafficking

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An Oak Island business owner will spend more than two years behind bars after being convicted of drug trafficking. Charles Overman owner of Overman Electric, Inc., received a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 months in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking more than 25 pounds of marijuana. Full story...
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Deputies arrest two after motel room drug bust

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Two men are in jail charged with several drug crimes after New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies searched a Wilmington hotel room. Full story...
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Illegal immigrant pleads guilty to raping 6-year-old girl

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Luis Arturo Sanchez, 23, pled guilty on Friday afternoon in Brunswick County Superior Court to First Degree Rape for incidents that occurred with a 6 year old girl from Shallotte in 2010. Full story...
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