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Archive - Jun 21, 2012

Four teens, 20-year-old charged in connection with delivery driver's murder

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video Five people, including four teens, are charged in connection with the murder of a Chinese restaurant delivery driver in Wilmington. Full story...
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O'Grady: Ballpark lease 'not acceptable,' just a starting point

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video The first draft of a ballpark lease agreement has some Wilmington City Council members scoffing at the deal. But some city leaders say this is simply the first step in formal negotiations. Full story...
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WWAY'S Thursday night sports - June 21; unusual standoff at the Shark Tank

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video We've been to more than our fair share of baseball games here at WWAY, but we've never seen anything like this. The Shark Tank turned out to be a battlefield on Thursday night. Some of the players were more concerned about winning the standoff than the game. WWAY was there for both. Click the video icon to see the standoff of all standoffs. Full story...
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Local fans cheer on their team during game five of NBA Finals

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Basketball was the buzz word in the Cape Fear Thursday night. Groups of friends and fans were out at Courts and Sports in Wilmington watching the all-important game five of the NBA finals. Full story...
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Barringer resigns from UNC Board of Governors

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A Cary attorney is resigning from his seat on the governing body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. Full story...
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Heat scorch the Thunder to claim NBA title

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"Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six and not seven." For LeBron James and the Miami Heat it's now one down and seven to go. Miami defeated Oklahoma City in game five of the NBA Finals on Thursday to claim the first title in the James, Wade, Bosh "Big 3 Era". Full story...
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NC Legislature agrees to air toxic rule changes

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A bill that exempts industrial plants from certain North Carolina pollution rules if they already comply with similar federal restrictions is heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue. Full story...
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Raleigh lands $21M to begin downtown train station

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North Carolina's capital city has secured a $21 million federal grant to begin work on a train station proposed for the downtown warehouse district. Full story...
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NC lawmakers agree how to close new Medicaid gap

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The Legislature has agreed on how to close an additional $75 million shortfall in North Carolina's Medicaid program by letting Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration tap into building repair money. Full story...
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Livengood named Laney head baseball coach

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UNCW graduate Aaron Livengood has been named the head baseball coach at Laney High School. Livengood replaces veteran coach Vern Barker who recently announced his retirement. Full story...
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Bid on guitars signed by James Brown and Whitney Houston, help families in need

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You can still help a local non-profit step up to help sick children and their families. Dare to Care for Children is auctioning guitars signed by music legends James Brown and Whitney Houston with proceeds helping those in need, and you can bid right now. Full story...
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Loss of surf tourney wipes out big bucks for Wrightsville Beach

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video Wrightsville beach's biggest surf competition will not happen this summer. The Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am was the second biggest surf competition on the entire east coast. Now the event that packs local hotels and stores each July is gone. Full story...
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Rip My Shred Stick Tour shares joys of surfing with kids

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Surf was up at Wrightsville Beach this morning, as the annual Rip My Shred Stick, a nationwide surfing tour, made its first North Carolina stop. The goal is to share the gift of surfing by giving young kids the opportunity to learn and compete alongside the pros. Full story...
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Senate approves fracking bill, sent to governor

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Legislation to legalize fracking in North Carolina is now in the hands of Governor Bev Perdue. Full story...
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NC budget deal receives final legislative OK

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The North Carolina Legislature has agreed to a state government spending plan for next year that's now heading to Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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