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Archive - May 22, 2012

ONLY ON 3: Cancer patient shocked when one late payment led to eviction notice

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video When you get sick, the last thing you want to worry about are your bills. But one Wilmington woman says she's so worried about money, she can't focus on getting better. And now she may have to worry about where she's going to live. Full story...
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Perdue, Cherokee chief sign amended gambling pact

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Gov. Beverly Perdue and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have amended their new agreement to allow live dealer games at the tribe's western North Carolina casino, a move likely to ease concerns from lawmakers. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Mayor Saffo won't support baseball proposal

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In an exclusive interview this morning on The Big Talker FM with Chad Adams, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he and other city council members cannot support the baseball stadium proposal pitched to them two weeks ago. Coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30, we'll talk with the StarNews's Shannan Bowen about a recent survey the paper did on public support of a new baseball stadium. Full story...
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Babysitter charged after child falls from third-story balcony

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Investigators say Willisa Nicole Dowd was babysitting a 20-month-old girl April 4 when the child fell from a third-floor balcony, suffering severe injuries. Full story...
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Fire on the Dock crowns winning Chef

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The competition was hot Tuesday night. It was the final night of Fire on the Dock at Wrightsville Beach. Only two chefs remained, and Andy Hopper from Chefs 105 in Morehead City came out the winner. Full story...
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BEWARE THE GLOPPY MONSTER OF MOLASSESS SWAMP

Does anyone remember the fictional locations "Molasses Swamp", "Gum Drop Mountains", and the "Ice Cream Floats"?

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - May 22

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video Tuesday night’s sports segment featured high school baseball state playoff action between two area teams. Whiteville hosted North Brunswick to see who would advance to the East 2A finals. We also showcased the West Brunswick baseball state 3A playoff game from Shallotte and the Ashley's 4A state baseball playoff game against Richmond County. Full story...
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Panel discusses vision for Cape Fear Riverfront

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video The panel, which was organized by the Cape Fear Economic Development Council, not only laid out a vision for growth in downtown Wilmington, but also the land lining the opposite side of the river. The panel was comprised of economic, legal and environmental strategists. Full story...
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Airline fees for seat selection pushing passengers to tipping point

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video For the past few years, airlines have hiked up fees for a variety of extras like early boarding and checked bags. Now they're looking to charge for seat selection. Full story...
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Ceremony honors sacrifice of Merchant Marines in WWII

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A wreath and flowers were tossed into the Cape Fear River today in remembrance of the Merchant Marines who served during World War II. Full story...
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American-made clothing company announces first retailer in the Cape Fear

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Loggerhead Apparel, based in Greenville, South Carolina, announces its first Elizabethtown retailer in Leinwand’s clothiers. The company’s American-grown and American-made “Bellwether Polo” launched in early 2011 and can already be found in over 40 retailers on the East Coast, from South Florida to West Virginia. Full story...
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Former Peak Fitness owner banned from business

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Jeff Stec, former owner of more than 20 Peak Fitness locations across North Carolina, is banned from the health club business for 12 years for repeatedly violating a state law that requires health clubs to maintain sufficient bonds, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. Full story...
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Charlotte-bound flight lands in Maine over odd passenger behavior

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A US Airways jetliner that diverted to Maine because a passenger passed a note saying she had a surgically implanted device is back on its way to North Carolina. Full story...
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Fire damages downtown Wilmington home

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An afternoon fire damaged a house in downtown Wilmington. The Wilmington Fire Department says no one was at the home in the 900 block of North 5th Avenue when it started. Full story...
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Belville mayor will drop charges against commissioner

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Belville Mayor Jack Batson said Tuesday he will drop the charges against Commissioner Joe Breault after Breault apologized at last night's Town Council meeting Full story...
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