Archive - Jun 15, 2012
WWAY's Friday night sports - June 15
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:36pm.

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.

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Man drowns in Kure Beach
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 4:23pm.

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.

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Good samaritans recount helicopter crash rescue
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 4:17pm.

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.

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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington City Manager hugely exaggerating baseball stadium petition ballot cost
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 4:13pm.

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.

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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
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 4:12pm.

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.

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FIRST ON 3: Mandalay/Braves requesting 6 more months to negotiate
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 4:11pm.

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.

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FIRST ON 3: Teen back in jail under $1M bond for posting on Facebook
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 4:10pm.

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.

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'USA Today' story uncovers problem with criminal sentencing
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 4:05pm.

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.

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