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Archive - Jun 19, 2012

City budget passes in unanimous vote

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City council unanimously approved next year's budget in a second reading. Full story...
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WPD officers awarded medal of valor

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Several Wilmington police officers were recognized for their on-duty actions. Officer Fred Clark, Corporal Robert Perozzi, Officer Frank Childers and Officer Adam Lewis were presented Tuesday night with the Medal of Valor as a result of bravery and placing their own lives at risk. Full story...
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City council approves fee on runners

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City council unanimously approved a fee for runners who participate in city races. It also approved a fee schedule. Full story...
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Ballpark may go on November ballot, Mandalay says private financing is now off the table

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video The City continues to slide closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league team to the Port City. Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to continue negotiations with Mandalay Baseball and the Atlanta braves for another six months. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - June 19

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video Josh Rusk has been named the head football coach at South Brunswick High School. Rusk replaces Roman Kelly as the Cougars head coach. The Wilmington Sharks got back into the win column on Tuesday. We've got a complete game recap along with highlights on that. In the NBA Miami has a 3-1 lead now in the NBA best of seven finals. Full story...
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Missing man has been located

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has located a missing man. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Explosion reported at National Sheriff's Conference

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The ABC affiliate in Nashville, WKRN, is reporting emergency crews were called to the scene of an explosion during a sheriff's convention at the Opryland Hotel. Full story...
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NC congressman seeks investigation of forest fire

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A North Carolina congressman is seeking an investigation into the fire that's burned more than 21,000 acres in a national forest. Full story...
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WWAY Health and Severe Weather Expo in Brunswick County

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Tuesday was our Brunswick County Health and Severe Weather Expo at Brunswick Community College. Full story...
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City Council approves funding for Convention Center hotel

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City leaders unanimously approved to appropriate $137,000 for the development and land sale for a Convention Center hotel. Full story...
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Cowboys cut TE George Bryan

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Former New Hanover High School standout George Bryan has been released from the Dallas Cowboys. Bryan signed a free agent contract with the Cowboys in late April shortly after the NFL Draft. Full story...
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Help 'Dare to Care for Children' assist families in need through online auction

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video Losing a child to disease is hard enough, but one in our area family is fighting to avoid that horror again. A local non-profit has stepped up to help them and other families in need, and you can help, too, by bidding on guitars signed by music legends James Brown and Whitney Houston Full story...
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Ron Hewett's son Justin named Fair Bluff Police Chief

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video There's a new top cop in the Columbus County town of Fair Bluff, and he has a familiar name. Justin Hewett replaces Marty Lewis, who was fired after being arrested last month. Full story...
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Man bites dog: WPD K9 recovers after attack

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video It's a real life story of man bites dog, and it has a valued member of the Wilmington Police Department at home with his paws up recovering. Full story...
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Ben David sworn in as NC DA Assoc. president

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The top prosecutor for New Hanover and Pender Counties is now the president of the North Carolina District Attorneys Association. Full story...
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