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Archive - May 16, 2012

WWAY Presents Cancer Awareness Night with Sea Dawgs

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WWAY presents Cancer Awareness Night with the Sea Dawgs. The Wilmington Sea Dawgs will be hosting Fayetteville at the Schwartz Center on Friday, May 18th. WWAY's Cacky Catlett will emcee the WWAY TV 3 Free Throw Shoot Out Contest. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - May 16

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videoSports on WWAY on Wednesday night featured a 5-2 state playoff win in girls soccer for Whiteville High School. We also had updates on coaching changes at South Brunswick High School and player movement involving UNC Wilmington basketball players taking their talents elsewhere. Click full story to see the remaining state playoff schedule for schools in our region. Full story...
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CFPUA recommends $750K in employee raises, critics a no-show for public hearing

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video The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has had its fair share of critics since its conception, but the critics aren't showing up at meetings to voice their concerns. The authority’s board held a budget workshop and public hearing Wednesday night, but no one signed up to ask questions. Full story...
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Opening statements start in Williford murder trial

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An attorney for the North Carolina man accused in the death of a state Board of Education member says his client suffered from a number of mental illnesses that made it impossible for him to form the intent to commit first-degree murder. Full story...
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Car inspection exemption idea rejected by NC panel

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A legislative panel has declined to recommend to the full General Assembly that late-model automobiles be exempted from annual North Carolina safety inspections. Full story...
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NC blocks dues check-off law targeting NCAE

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A trial court judge has blocked from taking effect a state law preventing members of the North Carolina Association of Educators from having their dues removed automatically from paychecks until a lawsuit is heard. Full story...
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Cooking competition heats up Wrightsville Beach

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Fire on the Dock was the hot ticket again this week. The weekly cooking competition has captured a loyal audience. Full story...
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UNC former president in critical condition

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University of North Carolina President Emeritus William Friday remains in critical condition at UNC Hospitals. Full story...
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IMAX coming to Mayfaire

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Regal Entertainment Group announced today the IMAX Experience will open this summer at Regal Mayfaire Stadium 16. Full story...
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City council members question Mandalay Baseball's proposal

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video Members of Wilmington City Council have unanswered questions after Mandalay Baseball's proposal last night. Some want more private dollars involved. Even so, they believe a ballpark would be a big boost to Wilmington's economy. Full story...
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Book reveals unsung hero's story on the Battleship NC

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video War stories are often traded on the decks of the USS North Carolina, but this tale is somewhat different than the rest. From passing gunpowder to saving the ship, an uncommon hero refused to give in to racial stereotypes and fought for our freedom while battling for eqaulity in World War II. Full story...
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Woman accused of robbing a convenience store

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A woman is accused of robbing a Scotchman store in Maple Hill with a metal file. It happened around 4:00 a.m. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bicyclist injured after crashing into an SUV

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EMS rushed a bicyclist to the hospital after he crashed into an SUV in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Law enforcement takes Special Olympics torch on the road

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Local cops put on their running shoes this morning for a good cause. The runners set off to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope from the Wilmington Police Department to the Pender County line, where they handed it off to another team. Full story...
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NC Legislature returns to work, met by protesters

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The North Carolina Legislature is opening its budget-adjusting session by getting right to work on closing this year's Medicaid shortfall and considering changes to annexation and gambling laws. Full story...
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