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Archive - May 15, 2012

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - May 15

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video Tuesday night’s sports segment featured state playoff action from several high school baseball and softball teams in the Cape Fear region. We traveled to Ashley to watch the Screamin’ Eagles against Laney in a battle of Mideastern conference rivals. We also saw baseball action from Whiteville and Topsail. We featured softball action from Topsail, Laney and East Columbus as well. Full story...
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City council votes to add Monkey Junction to Land Use Plan

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Wilmington city council also voted in favor of amending the city's Future Land Use Plan to include the now-annexed Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Development team lays out ballpark project to city council, site still a mystery

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video The private development team looking to bring a ballpark and minor league baseball team to the Port City gave a presentation to Wilmington City Council Tuesday night, laying out the details of development, ownership and costs. Full story...
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City Council to consider $86 milllion budget, includes employee pay raise

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During Tuesday night's meeting, Wilmington City Council members heard a presentation for the recommended $86.3 million general fund budget, which is $1 million more than last year's adopted budget. Full story...
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Lightning sparks house fires in Oak Island

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video Lightning is to blame for three house fires last night in Oak Island. One vacation home, valued at nearly $1 million, is considered a total loss. Full story...
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NC court: No new trial for man who killed 2 cops

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A North Carolina appeals court has found that there's no reason to order a new trial for a man convicted of killing two Charlotte police officers responding to a domestic dispute in 2007. Full story...
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WPD makes arrest in weekend murder

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Wilmington Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a Saturday night shooting death on Castle Street. Police say Codey Cesar Guerrero, 20, turned himself in Tuesday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick Nuclear Plant to blame for deaths of endangered sea turtles

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video Three endangered sea turtles died recently near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. The turtles died after getting into the canal that provides cooling water for plant operations. Full story...
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Edwards, mistress could still be called to testify

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Records introduced at John Edwards' corruption trial show his campaign finance chairman paid the candidate's mistress a $9,000 monthly cash allowance. Full story...
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Columbus County woman wins top prize $4,000,000 Cash Blowout

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Clariece Hammonds of Chadbourn in Columbus County became the second person to win the top prize in the N.C. Education Lottery’s $4,000,000 Cash Blowout game. Full story...
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House fire kills 82-year-old, granddaughter escapes

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An elderly woman is dead after an early-morning house fire, but her granddaughter made it out safely. Full story...
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General Assembly session isn't just about budget adjustments

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The North Carolina General Assembly gets back to work Wednesday for its budget-adjustment session that also will likely include sensitive topics like gambling, annexation rules and fracking. Full story...
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VCU leaves CAA, announces move to Atlantic 10

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VCU President Michael Rao says the university Is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association and will join the Atlantic 10. Rao says the switch will take effect in all sports on July 1, 2012. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to consider budget plans tonight

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A ballpark proposal is not the only big thing on Wilmington City Council's agenda tonight. Council will also begin looking at next year's budget. Full story...
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Lanes on Isabel Holmes Bridge to close next week

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The NC Department of Transportation will close lanes in each direction on the Isabel Holmes Bridge on U.S. 74/76 in New Hanover County beginning Monday for a bridge inspection. Full story...
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