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Archive - Jun 15, 2012

WWAY's Friday night sports - June 15

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video The Wilmington Hammerheads didn't score first, but they did emerge victorious on Friday night at Legion Stadium against the Richmond Kickers. On Friday we also found out a handful of NFL pros will be coming to Wilmington next month to play basketball against the Wilmington PD. Full story...
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Man drowns in Kure Beach

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Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth has confirmed that a man drowned in Kure Beach today. Shortly after noon, it is believed that a man had a heart attack, which led to his drowning. Full story...
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Good samaritans recount helicopter crash rescue

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video The investigation continues into a helicopter crash off of Oak Island yesterday. A private boat was the first to respond to the scene. Today we caught up with the good samaritans who pulled the victims out of the water. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington City Manager hugely exaggerating baseball stadium petition ballot cost

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Tuesday night, members of the Wilmington City Council will talk baseball once again. One item on the agenda is how much it will cost to put Ben McCoy and Josh Fulton's anti-tax based baseball stadium petition on the general election ballot. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington City Manager reports $1 million in extra city sales tax revenue; Wants to spend half on baseball & hotel

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In a proposal to the Wilmington City Council for their consideration Tuesday evening, City Manager Sterling Cheatham reports that the city will have an unexpected $1 million extra in sales tax revenue for this fiscal year. One line later, though, he's ready to spend half of it on further studies and legal fees for the new Wilmington Convention Center hotel and the baseball stadium. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mandalay/Braves requesting 6 more months to negotiate

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According to the Wilmington City Council's agenda for Tuesday night, Mandalay and the Braves are requesting another six months to negotiate on building a stadium in the city. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Teen back in jail under $1M bond for posting on Facebook

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Less than 24 hours after taking a plea for inciting a riot involved in the shooting death of a high school football player, a Brunswick County teen is back in jail for violating his probation. Full story...
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'USA Today' story uncovers problem with criminal sentencing

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video A recent change in federal law means some folks may be wrongfully serving time in federal prison. Our story stems from an investigation in "USA Today" centered around a man from Elizabethtown sitting in jail for a crime he did not technically commit. Full story...
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Oak Island Water Rescue asst. chief arrested for DWI

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Oak Island Police say they arrested assistant Water Rescue chief Robert Reece Simmons for DWI yesterday after responding to the crash of a helicopter. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police identify victim of suspicious death case

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The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a suspicious death that was reported at 10:23 p.m. on Thursday night. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Blueberry Crisp with Oatmeal Crust

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video This weel, just in time for the Blueberry Festival in Burgaw, Alicia shows us how to make Blueberry Crisp with Oatmeal Crust... Full story...
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City releases consultant's report on ballpark plan

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video The City of Wilmington has released a report from a consultant on a proposal for a minor league baseball stadium in Wilmington. The city hired National Sports Services to analyze a proposal from developers, including Mandalay Baseball Properties, to build a ballpark in the city to serve as the home of an Atlanta Braves farm team. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Light My Way

Progress in electrical engineering, pollution control, and energy security are just a few of the reasons the good old fashioned incandescent light bulbs continue to decline in significance when it com

Commissioners question Berger's travel, attendance

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Some New Hanover County Commissioners plan to address attendance and travel issues with Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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SBI doesn't want to release failed test reports

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North Carolina prosecutors say the State Bureau of Investigation is refusing to turn over the failed certification tests of some crime lab analysis. Full story...
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