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Archive - Jul 11, 2012

20 indicted for conspiring to distribute meth

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Federal officials say 20 people from western North Carolina have been indicted on charges that they tried to distribute and manufacture methamphetamine. Full story...
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Dalton raises half of GOP rival for NC governor

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North Carolina Democratic governor candidate Walter Dalton says his campaign collected more than $1 million in a little more than two months, less than half of Republican Pat McCrory's take during the same period. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington man arrested for falsely claiming $1 million lottery prize

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video The Oak Island Police Department, working with security officials from the N.C. Education Lottery, has arrested the husband of a $1 million lottery claimant, charging he obtained the winning ticket illegally. Full story...
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McCrory wants more info on health care overhaul

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Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory is taking a wait-and-see approach before announcing whether he'd seek to curtail North Carolina's involvement in the federal health care overhaul law if he's elected governor. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - July 11

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video On Wednesday night we talked to Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Jay Ross about his upcoming charity basketball game at Brogden Hall. Ross will also be organizing a free football camp this weekend.... On Wednesday we also found out former UNCW guard Chad Tomko is headed to Europe to play basketball. Plus more! Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mayor Saffo discusses latest baseball developments

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video In an exclusive live interview, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo talked with WWAY about the latest developments in the discussions on a ballpark for the Port City. Full story...
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City considers changes to improve taxi service

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video Make a mess of yourself in a cab on the way home from downtown Wilmington, and you could face an extra charge. It's one of several changes City Council is considering to better transportation services. Full story...
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City Clerk: Petition organizers should have asked for help

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video All the work to get a petition signed against a taxpayer funded ballpark may have been for naught.Tuesday night Wilmington City Council said McCoy and Josh Fulton's petition was invalid because they did not have a required affidavit along with questions about some of the signatures. Full story...
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Big productions making impact on Cape Fear

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video Call it the "Iron Man Effect," and we're not talking about Tony Stark. Instead, the economy in the area is flourishing thanks to multiple productions here in Hollywood East. Full story...
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Romney draws boos from NAACP when he dings Obama

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Republican Mitt Romney is telling black voters that he's a better choice than President Barack Obama to help build their neighborhoods and lessen unemployment among African Americans. Full story...
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Seacrest sponsors contest for 'Safe Haven' walk-on role

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TV and radio star Ryan Seacrest is sponsoring a contest for a walk-on role in his girlfriend's movie that's currently shooting in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Toll delays, school calendar changes become NC law

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Gov. Bev Perdue has signed a bill into law that postpones more North Carolina ferry tolls for another year and tweaks scheduling rules for school districts so students could stay at their desks longer but attend class fewer days. Full story...
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NC business groups warn of pending US budget cuts

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Federal budget cuts that will slash spending for schools, transportation and health programs is drawing attention from North Carolina businesses with defense contracts. Full story...
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NC scientists warn of early tomato blight

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North Carolina scientists say unusual reports of a tomato-killing fungus could be the result of an abnormally hot spring. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced for child porn

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A Wilmington man will spend up to 15 years in prison on a federal child pornography charge. He could have been sentenced to up to 40 years behind bars. Full story...
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