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Archive - Jun 29, 2012

Hoops fellowship event tips off on Saturday

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Ashley High School graduate Quandrae Dixon wants to give back to his hometown. Dixon will be heading to Mongolia to continue his pro basketball career in the fall, yet he's putting on a two day basketball event this weekend in Wilmington. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - June 29

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video On Friday night the Wilmington Sharks ended the first half of the season in grand style. The Sharks reached double digits in runs for the second time this year. That's just one of our stories from Friday night's 11pm sports on WWAY. Full story...
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Southport considers cannon policy after man claims hearing damage

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video The firing of a historic cannon is a tradition in Southport. But after a man claimed he suffered permanent hearing damage from the cannon, the city is considering a new policy for future blasts. Full story...
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Brisson, Hill set to join Republicans to override Perdue's budget veto

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Republicans in the General Assembly will need some help from across the aisle to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the state budget, and it looks like they may already have half the votes they need from our area. Full story...
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DA's interns drink to learn

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video A group of interns from our district attorney's office took part in what's called a wet lab. It's an opportunity to learn about the process of administering sobriety tests as well as what it's like to blow a .08 and actually perform the tests. Full story...
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Census shows Wilmington still on the grow

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Despite its slow recovery from the Great Recession, Wilmington continues to grow. The Port City’s population grew 1.7 percent, to 108,297 residents, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Full story...
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Wilmington Patriotic Concert changes venue due to heat

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The Wilmington Patriotic Concert scheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m. on the riverfront downtown is changing locations. Full story...
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McKeithan says goodbye to CFCC

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It's the end of an era at Cape Fear Community College. President Eric McKeithan said goodbye today. He heads off into retirement after nearly two decades on the job. Full story...
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Beach rentals sold out for 4th for first time since 2007

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video The 4th of July is just days away, and the rental home business is heating up to a level it hasn't hit in years in our area. One real estate company that deals with homes all over New Hanover County is all rented out for the 4th. Full story...
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Blazing temperatures could impact Southport festival activities

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The annual NC 4th of July Festival kicks off tomorrow in Southport with a slew of different activities, including a firefighter's competition. Though they won't be fighting any fire, they will be battling some extreme heat all afternoon. Full story...
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