Archive - Jun 11, 2012
Ballpark petition farther from goal than thought
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 3:51pm.

The group behind a petition to block taxpayer money for a ballpark in Wilmington is farther from its goal than originally thought. After double-checking, the Board of Elections now says the petition is 45 signatures short.

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Body found at Greenfield Lake Park identified
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 3:06pm.

Wilmington Police have identified the body found this morning at Greenfield Lake Park. The body was found under a covered picnic area near the playground before 6:30 a.m.

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Mexican cartels using small NC towns to traffic drugs
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 2:54pm.

videoWilmington certainly fits the bill for a cartel sub-hub. It has the obligatory major thoroughfare, I-40, which runs all the way to Barstow, CA, 2,500 miles away. Wilmington's Latinos constitute only around 6 percent of the city's population, but outlying counties like Cumberland, Sampson and Duplin have watched their Latino numbers skyrocket in the past two decades. Employment -- construction in the city and farming in the counties -- is the big draw.

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Deputies need help identifying break-in suspect caught on camera
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 2:08pm.

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying a suspect caught on camera. He is wanted for a breaking and entering that took place in May at a home off Medallion Place in the Ogden area.

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NC, ethanol-maker see green in field-grown fuel
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 1:45pm.

North Carolina's farm economy, already the state's largest industry, could be nearing a milestone as policymakers and business executives take another stab at betting on ethanol.

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Police, family hope billboard will help solve cold case murders
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 12:43pm.

video Wilmington Police hope a billboard on Oleander Drive can help generate leads in some unsolved murder cases. The family of Allison Jackson Foy believes the billboard could make the difference when it comes to the unsolved murder case of their loved one.

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NC Senate spends less than House in budget changes
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 12:28pm.

North Carolina state Senate leaders are taking a more cautious approach to proposed budget adjustments than the House by spending less and setting aside more money in reserve in case Medicaid costs get out of hand.

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NC to review proposed Duke-Progress merger
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 12:23pm.

North Carolina officials expect to lay out a schedule for their consideration of Duke Energy's proposed takeover of Progress Energy.

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