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Archive - Jun 26, 2012

NC NAACP president focuses on past violence

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NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber was in Wilmington Tuesday night specifically to address the issue of the Wilmington 10 and the incident that led to their arrest four decades ago. We asked the Reverend about a current issue in the Port City and what guidance he would offer the community and young people in light of six young men arrested in connection to the robbery and murder of a Chinese food delivery man. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 members, NAACP hold rally in support of pardons

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video Members of the NAACP and Wilmington 10 rallied Tuesday night in support of pardons for the group, seeking to collect 100,000 petition signatures. But one former Wilmington Police officer says there are questions that still need to be answered. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - June 26; Gottfried rolls into Wilmington with the Wolfpack

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video The Wolfpack Caravan rolled into Wilmington on Tuesday night. WWAY was there in order to get the latest scoop from NC State men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried. On top of that our sports on Tuesday night featured baseball highlights from the Wilmington Sharks vs. Team USA. Full story...
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Roy Williams reflects on Wrightsville Beach

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One of North Carolina's beloved icons, Roy Williams, is featured in the cover story of the July issue of Wrightsville Beach Magazine. The UNC basketball coach tends to let his guard down in Wrightsville Beach. He loves to walk the beach and "The Loop". Full story...
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Supreme Court Rulings-NC

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There are more offenders in North Carolina prisons serving mandatory life-without-parole sentences for killings committed when they were young than state correction officials initially announced this week after a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Full story...
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NC Sen. Jones says he's being treated for cancer

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A North Carolina state senator diagnosed with cancer says he still anticipates running for re-election in November if he retains his health. Full story...
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El Paso moves forward with $50M minor league ballpark

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As the debate continues over whether to build a minor league baseball stadium in Wilmington, other cities tackle similar decisions. El Paso, TX, is the latest to decide to make the investment. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As Wilmington 10 seek pardons, former cop wants whole story retold

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video Members of the NAACP and the Wilmington 10 rally tonight in support of pardons for the group. More than 40 years after Mike's Grocery on South 6th Street was fire bombed, a former Wilmington Police officer says there is another side of the story that is not being told. Full story...
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Daughtry's life is one full of stories

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video He's the former owner of Daughtry's Old Books downtown, and Dick Daughtry has quite the story of his own, from serving in World War II to running marathons at age 91. Full story...
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With baseball out of Olympics, Team USA prepares for Honkball

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Team USA is in town. The Wilmington Sharks will step out of Coastal Plain League play tonight to host the Collegiate National Team at Buck Hardee Field. Full story...
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Wilmington men among first black Marines honored with Congressional Gold Medal

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video A handful of retired Marines from Wilmington will be honored in Washington, DC, tomorrow with the Congressional Gold Medal. The men being recognized by President Obama are the first ever African-American Marines. Full story...
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For now, Perdue won't discuss plans on budget bill

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Gov. Bev Perdue is asking Republican legislative leaders to try harder to find more money for public education after she says their budget bill falls short. Full story...
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Hagan hosts 'conversations' with constituents in Brunswick Co. next week

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Sen. Kay Hagan will host "Conversations with Kay" in Brunswick County next week. Full story...
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Disabled veteran allegedly robbed by in-home caretaker

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video A disabled veteran is out more than a quarter-million dollars after investigators say his in-home caretaker stole his bank account information. Detectives say she's not the only one involved in the scheme. Full story...
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Red Cross makes emergency appeal for blood

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video The American Red Cross has declared a blood emergency. So far this month, blood donations are down more than 10 percent across the nation. Here in Wilmington, Red Cross Blood Center Coordinator Shannon Jordan says summers are always a slower season for donations, but this year, numbers are especially low. Full story...
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