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Archive - May 25, 2012

WWAY's Friday night sports - May 25; Whiteville wins 2A East & UNCW moves into CAA title game

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video Whiteville High School earned a spot in next week's 2A baseball state championship best of three series. The Wolfpack won the eastern title on Friday night on the road against Northwood High School. The UNCW baseball team also won on Friday. The Seahawks edged Delaware 3-2 to advance to the CAA Baseball Championship on Saturday. Full story...
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Dudley Mansion items for sale, preview the goods this weekend

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video Built in 1825, the Dudley Mansion was home to our state's first elected governor Edward Dudley. The estate's most recent owners are moving out, which means you have a chance to get your hands on some of the home's most luxurious items. Full story...
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Body of Lincoln County man found in river

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The body of a missing Lincoln County man has been found in the South Fork River near High Shoals. Full story...
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Charlotte among sites for 'American Idol' tryouts

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The producers of "American Idol" are visiting Charlotte for the first time in search of talent. Full story...
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Man charged with murder in 2 Fayetteville deaths

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A Fayetteville man is facing murder charges in the deaths of a man who was found shot to death and his girlfriend, who was missing for more than a week until her body was found in a wooded area. Full story...
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Edwards juror issue arises; case stops for weekend

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The judge in the John Edwards trial says she is dealing with a juror issue and she is warning the panel not to deliberate outside the jury room or in small groups. Full story...
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Threat of storm not dampening Memorial Day at the beach

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video Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and many people are excited to spend the long weekend outside, but those outdoor activities may have to wait. Full story...
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Knock on door alerts man to early-morning house fire

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A Wilmington man is homeless after an early morning house fire. Firefighters say the fire started a few minutes after midnight in the back corner of the home at 103 Wayne Drive. Full story...
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NC gov's race heats up with litigation over TV ad

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Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign and political committees behind a television commercial that McCrory wants off the air have filed competing legal actions in a North Carolina court. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jon Favreau coming to Wilmington for 'Iron Man 3'

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Former franchise helmer Jon Favreau confirmed on Twitter that – while he won't be directing the threequel – he will be returning to the franchise as Tony Stark's bodyguard, Happy Hogan. Full story...
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Unemployment drops in Wilmington area

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Unemployment rates fell in 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in April, including all five in our area. As a whole, the Wilmington metro area say a 0.7-point drop from March to 9.2 percent in April. Full story...
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New J.J. Abrams TV show 'Revolution' to film in Wilmington

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A new television series from executive producer J.J. Abrams that will air this fall on NBC will be shot in the Wilmington area. Full story...
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Ballpark opponent states his case after proponent backs out of on-air debate

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videoWhen it comes to bringing a ballpark to Wilmington, everyone has an opinion, but there are two particular groups that are not shy about voicing theirs. WWAY had two guests confirmed to join Ashley Jacobs on "Good Morning Carolina" today for a live debate on the issue, but a representative from a pro-ballpark group backed out. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Constellations defined

The night sky has fascinated humans since we were able to turn our heads upward.

Road construction halted in NC for holiday weekend

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Motorists across North Carolina will find the going easy for the Memorial Day weekend. Full story...
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