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Archive - Jul 10, 2012

Ballpark petition declared insufficient, council votes to move ahead with bond referendum

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videoWilmington voters, get ready for November. City Council voted unanimously to move the baseball bond referendum forward. Also at Tuesday's meeting, the Wilmington City clerk declared the petition against a taxpayer-funded ballpark not sufficient because it lacked affidavits which are required by state law and city code according to the city attorney. Full story...
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Residents voice opinions on smoking ban at Carolina Beach

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video Should smoking be snuffed out at Carolina Beach? That’s what town leaders asked members of the public Tuesday night. Full story...
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CB town leaders approve permit for Montessori school

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Carolina Beach town council unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for a Montessori school at Tuesday night's meeting. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - July 10

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video Our sports on Tuesday night featured a mixed bag. We previewed the upcoming Wilmington Hammerheads soccer game... We checked out Lenny Simpson's free tennis clinic in Wilmington. Plus more! Full story...
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Brunswick County School Board approves new principals

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The Brunswick County Board of Education approved new leadership at three elementary schools Tuesday night. Full story...
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Greensboro man arrested in fatal hit-and-run

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Authorities have arrested a Greensboro man after a hit-and-run incident that killed two people. Full story...
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Triad NBC affiliate off cable in contract dispute

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Time Warner Cable and the parent company of the NBC affiliate in Winston-Salem have failed to resolve a contract dispute, taking the station off the air and leaving local viewers with a Pennsylvania station to watch instead. Full story...
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NC animal control officials recapture macaque

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Animal control officers have captured a macaque more than a week after it escaped from the Wake Forest Primate Center. Full story...
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School Board approves budget, staff raises

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The New Hanover County School Board passed a budget for the 2012-2013 school year. The new budget totals more than $220 million. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developer says he can build ballpark for less

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video Tonight Wilmington City Council will discuss a bond referendum of up to $42 million to build a ballpark. But one developer says he can build it for much less. Full story...
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ABC Board shares increased profits with local government

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More booze in New Hanover County means more money in local government coffers. New Hanover County's Alcohol Beverage Control Board saw a more than six-percent increase in sales in the last fiscal year. The ABC Board will distribute more of its profits to local governments than in the year before. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: HOA targets woman who blew whistle on condo racoon problem

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video A Brunswick County woman says after she came to us with a story about a raccoon infestation, she became the target of her condo's home owners association. Now she is trying to figure out how to keep her home while the original problem is still unresolved. Full story...
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Brunswick County leaders question move to Myrtle Beach planning group

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video Myrtle Beach is getting ready to expand into North Carolina... sort of. The city's Metropolitan Planning Organization is moving its boundary north into Brunswick County. Full story...
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Firefighters save six pets from burning house

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video Firefighters contained a morning house fire to one bedroom limiting the damage inside. But it's what else the firefighters saved that have the residents thankful. Full story...
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Coming Soon: ''Fifty Shades of Grey" movie

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You knew this was coming. A movie will be made of "Fifty Shades of Grey." Full story...
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