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Archive - May 2012

NC judges given more time for redistricting documents

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A three-judge panel has given Republican legislative leaders and their attorneys time to seek relief from a ruling requiring them to produce more redistricting documents for Democratic officials and allies challenging North Carolina's new district maps. Full story...
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NC police officers show off motorcycle skills

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Policemen from across North Carolina are heading to the state capital to show off their motorcycle skills,compete for prizes and benefit Special Olympics. Full story...
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Meet the Democratic candidates for New Hanover County School Board

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video Nine candidates are vying for three open seats on the new hanover county school board. Among them is an incumbent running in a different party this time around. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - May 1

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video On Tuesday night we featured a variety of sports including high school baseball action from Wilmington, Shallotte and Leland. Full story...
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Plans for downtown hotel hit speed bump with city council

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The developer for a downtown hotel was in disagreement with Wilmington City Council Tuesday night over plans for the building's development. Full story...
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City Council denies rezoning for Pine Valley public housing

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Wilmington City Council voted against the proposed rezoning to build Section 8 senior living housing in the Pine Valley neighborhood. Though they voted 4-2, city council needed a supermajority of five votes to approve the rezoning because of protest petitions. Full story...
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Second staffer for NC House speaker resigning

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North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis says a second person on his staff has been forced to resign after having an inappropriate relationship with a lobbyist. Full story...
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Cape Fear Center for Inquiry closed Wednesday

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The Cape Fear Center for Inquiry will be closed Wednesday, May 2 due to low water pressure. Full story...
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Governor hopefuls Etheridge, Faison reach out to Wilmington voters

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video As the race to the polls continues, a couple of candidates for governor came to Wilmington today to talk with voters. Democrats Bob Etheridge and Bill Faison made stops in the Port City to campaign. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former church pianist pleads guilty to sex crimes

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A former church pianist arrested on sex-related charges involving a high school student has pleaded guilty to charges of crimes against nature, statutory rape, and indecent liberties with a minor. Full story...
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NC's Blue Cross fights lawsuit over pricing power

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North Carolina's Blue Cross plan and the national Blue Cross licensing organization want a federal court to reject a lawsuit alleging Blues health insurance plans across the country are conspiring to limit competition. Full story...
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With 1 month to go, emergency agencies practice for hurricane season

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video Hurricane season is just one month away. Emergency officials are getting a head start on possible storms by putting their training to use in a simulation drill in Wilmington. In the simulation, the fictional Hurricane André is bearing down on New Hanover County. The Category 3 hurricane is eerily similar to Hurricane Fran, but following the same track as Hurricane Hazel. Full story...
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Downtown business owners hope for middle ground with Council on signage

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video For months now Wilmington City Council has looked at regulating signage in business storefronts. At tonight's City Council meeting, business owners hope they can find some kind of middle ground with city leaders. Full story...
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State environmental agency issues final report on hydraulic fracturing

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Hydraulic fracturing can be done safely in North Carolina only if the General Assembly adopts state-specific regulatory standards and invests sufficient resources in compliance and enforcement prior to issuance of any permits for the practice, according to a report issued today by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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Nathan Faulk named Laney basketball coach

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Pending school board approval Nathan Faulk will take over the boys basketball program at Laney High School. Faulk replaces veteran coach Fred Lynch who will remain at the school as the athletics director. Full story...
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