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Archive - May 4, 2012

WWAY Friday night sports - May 4

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video Friday night’s sports segment featured the UNCW baseball team in their series opener against Towson. We also checked out the Laney softball and baseball teams as they tried to position themselves for the postseason. We highlighted more high school baseball action from New Hanover and Hoggard. We also featured high school lacrosse playoff games between the Ashley and Laney girls, as well as the Hoggard boys. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Congressman says he's too busy for voters in New Hanover, Pender

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video When voters in Pender County and parts of New Hanover County go to the polls, they may be surprised by who they're voting for for Congress. The area is now part of the 3rd Congressional District, but incumbent Rep. Walter Jones has spent little time in his new territory. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fired Leland cops appeal dismissals

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Three fired Leland Police officers have appealed their dismissal. Today was the last day to file those appeals. Town Manager David Hollis says he received appeals from Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia and Ofc. John Blasingame. Full story...
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UPDATE: City and consultants add ballpark meeting not on Election Night

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The City of Wilmington has scheduled a second public meeting on the proposed baseball stadium after WWAY raised questions about why the first meeting was slated for Election Night. Full story...
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UPDATE: Arrest made in high speed chase, all caught on SABLE camera

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video What started as a stolen vehicle investigation, led to a chase that began in Pender County and ended in New Hanover County Thursday night. Once the suspect took off on foot, the SABLE helicopter was called out to help with the search. Full story...
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Lawyer: Edwards knew money was for his benefit

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The lawyer for a wealthy heiress who provided secret payments to a close aide of John Edwards has testified that the former presidential candidate conceded that the money had been given for his benefit. Full story...
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UNC probe finds fraud in academic department

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An internal review at North Carolina has found academic fraud and poor oversight within an academic department linked to an NCAA investigation of the football program. Full story...
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Cops on Top for a good cause

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You are probably used to seeing something on top of the Chick-fil-A at Oleander and Independence. Friday the familiar cow was up there, but so was a New Hanover Sheriff’s Deputy. Deputies along with Wilmington fire fighters are on top of the popular chicken restaurant to raise money for Special Olympics. Full story...
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Animal expert wants to bring exotic animal sanctuary to area

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video Recent issues with exotic animals in Pender County have some residents worried about a potential new sanctuary that may be coming to the Cape Fear. Scott Lope is an animal activist who started an organization based in Wilmington. The catch? We're not talking about dogs and cats. We're talking about lions and tigers and bears. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Hamilton faces primary challenge from Knox in House 18 race

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video The primary election is now just four days away, and we want to help you get to know the candidates. We sat down with the Democrats fighting to represent District 18 in the North Carolina House of Representatives: James Knox and incumbent Susi Hamilton. Full story...
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Family of geese make Government Center their home

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It was business as usual today at the New Hanover County Government Center: campaigning, early voting and geese? That's right. A pair of geese have laid four eggs and nestled into their new home in a flower bed in front of the Government Center. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. has some of the lowest ozone levels in the state

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New Hanover County residents can breathe a bit easier, with the recent announcement that the county’s ozone levels are some of the lowest in the state. That’s according to Tom Mather, spokesman for the North Carolina Division of Air Quality. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Resident catches raccoon on camera

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video Susan Prater sent us these photos of a raccoon on the roof of a condo in her complex around 2:15 this morning. She says she captured this one coming out of a window eve and then going back into the opening when her camera flashed. She says she also continues to hear scratching inside the walls of her condo. Full story...
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Romney and Santorum meet in Pittsburgh

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has met with former rival Rick Santorum. Friday's meeting in Pittsburgh came nearly a month after the former Pennsylvania senator left the race, clearing the way for Romney to become the nominee. Full story...
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Early voting ends Saturday

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Did you beat the crowds to the polls? Early One-Stop Voting ends tomorrow afternoon. It's the last chance you'll get to vote until Election Day on Tuesday. Full story...
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