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Archive - May 17, 2012

WWAY's Thursday night sports - May 17

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video On Thursday night we featured a rain-shortened baseball game between UNCW and George Mason. We also talked to UNCW A.D Jimmy Bass about the recent trend of schools leaving the CAA. In golf the UNCW men's golf team is tied for fifth place after one round of their NCAA Golf Regional. Plus, we featured state playoff softball action on Thursday that pitted South Columbus and South Lenoir. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Unsettled weather pattern remains

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Heavy rain may pose a flooding hazard for parts of southeastern NC. Full story...
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East-West all-star rosters set in basketball & football

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West Bladen's DJ Mason & Hoggard's Tyler Thayer will represent the east in the annual East-West All-Star Basketball Game in July. Thayer and Mason both played for the Wilmington based Flight 22 basketball team last summer. Full story...
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Senate votes deal big blow to forced annexation

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video Forced annexation took a hit today in the North Carolina Senate. One bill repealed the annexation of Monkey Junction. Another puts annexation in the hands of voters. Full story...
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Wilmington's Cari Blalock qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials

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Former New Hanover swimming standout Cari Blalock is headed to the US Olympic Trials. The Wilmington resident recently qualified in four different events. This will not be the first time for the UNC Tar Heel swimmer at the US Olympic Trials. She also competed in 2008, but Blalock only qualified in one event that year. Full story...
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Ruling means June trial in Perdue campaign probe

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A judge's decision to refuse to dismiss charges against two people linked to North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue's 2008 campaign means the first trial is slated to begin next month. Full story...
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List of contested NC races

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Here is a list of contested North Carolina races based on state's unofficial vote totals: Full story...
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Sea turtle eggs show up early along NC coast

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Sea turtles nesting along the North Carolina coast have surprised volunteers and laid more than 1,000 eggs slightly more than two weeks into the nesting season. Full story...
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NC teacher suspended for placing child in box

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A middle-school teacher in Caldwell County has been suspended after officials learned that she disciplined a special needs child by placing him in a cardboard box. Full story...
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New Hanover Community Action loses Head Start designation

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Problems at New Hanover County Community Action have cost the organization its role as a Head Start provider. The US Department of Health and Human Services sent Community Action a letter terminating the group's designation as a Head Start grantee. Full story...
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Just how much will it cost to buy into Facebook?

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We now know how much it will cost investors to buy into Facebook, 38-dollars a share. Full story...
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NC speaker OKs payments to resigning staffers

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House Speaker Thom Tillis is defending payments to two high-level staff members who resigned because of inappropriate relationships with lobbyists. Full story...
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CFCC raises $215,000 for students

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Cape Fear Community College raised $215,000 for scholarships at its annual Gift of Education luncheon. More than 600 guests packed the Schwartz Center for the event hosted by the CFCC Foundation. Full story...
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Sailing movie star docks in Wilmington

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video If you've seen movies like "Pirates of the Caribbean," you may recognize a ship docked along the Wilmington riverfront this weekend. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach to crack down on visitors parking in neighborhoods

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video Don't expect much free parking at Wrightsville Beach this summer. Town leaders say starting Memorial Day, if you park in the residential parking district without a permit you're likely to get a ticket. Full story...
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