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Archive - Jun 28, 2012

WWAY's Thursday night sports - June 28

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video On Thursday night our sports coverage featured the NBA Draft. The Charlotte Bobcats decided to keep the overall #2 pick. In a bit of a surprise the Bobcats selected Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. On Thursday Wilmington swimmer Cari Blalock completed her week at the US Olympic Trials. She didn't make Team USA, but Blalock had a great week in the pool. Plus, we found out there's an opening for an athletic director at a high school in Columbus County. Full story...
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Young adults react to health care law tax

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video One of the more popular parts of President Obama's health care law upheld by the Supreme Court Thursday is the measure allowing adults up until the age of 25 coverage under their parents plan. However, once they turn 26, young adults will be forced to buy their own insurance or be hit with a potentially big new tax. Full story...
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NC child dies after being left in hot car

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North Carolina health officials say a 2-year-old child has died after being left in a hot car, the first such death in the state since 2009 Full story...
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Census shows Durham now NC's 4th-largest city

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Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau say Durham has squeaked past Winston-Salem by 867 people to become North Carolina's fourth-largest city. Full story...
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NC lottery reports record transfer to education

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The North Carolina state lottery has again generated a record amount of money to the state for public education. Full story...
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UNC Health Care board changed in finalized bill

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The General Assembly has agreed to give more authority to the University of North Carolina system's governing board in choosing who will oversee its state hospital system. Full story...
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Soldier killed, 2 wounded in Fort Bragg shooting

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Officials say one soldier was shot and killed and two others wounded at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Full story...
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State leaders react to Supreme Court health care law decision

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President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his health care overhaul is a "victory for people all over the country" and will make their lives more secure. Meanwhile leaders across North Carolina are responding to the US Supreme Court's ruling upholding health care reform legislation. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes death penalty bias law rollback

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Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing legislation that rolls back a landmark North Carolina law allowing death row inmates to prove their sentence resulted from racial bias. Perdue's veto on Thursday is the second time she's stepped in to defend the Racial Justice Act. Full story...
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Wilmington veteran disappointed, not surprised Stolen Valor Act struck down

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video Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act in 2006 to protect the reputation and meaning of military honors. The Supreme Court, though, said the First Amendment defends a person's right to lie, even if they are lying about awards won through military service. Full story...
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WPD U-Turn luncheon focuses on young women at risk

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video Wilmington Police say the purpose of the U-Turn luncheon is to bring struggling young women together with positive mentors to help them make a U-turn in their lives. Full story...
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Help sponsor Mrs. North Carolina on her way to Vegas and Mrs. United States

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"I am so thrilled to be representing our great Tar Heel State as well as supporting my wonderful charity, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), at the upcoming Mrs. United States pageant in Las Vegas on July 12th!" Full story...
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McIntyre, Rouzer both against health care law

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While divisions on the Supreme Court's ruling today on health care reform have typically been along party lines, southeastern North Carolina's incumbent Democrat in Congress and the Republican challenging him for his seat have similar views on the law and the court ruling. Full story...
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Local Republicans, Democrats have different view of health care ruling

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video The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of health care reform law has triggered plenty of opinions here in Wilmington. Democrats view it as a victory, while Republicans don't quite see it that way. Full story...
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Brunswick County gets creative to staff court offices

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video The Brunswick County Commission has come up with what one judge says is a creative solution to a budget hurdle. Full story...
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