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Archive - Jul 16, 2012

Fine dining restaurants take a hit downtown

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video With so many people out of work or just trying to save money, eating an expensive meal is not something everyone can afford right now. So we wanted to know how other fine dining restaurants in downtown Wilmington are handling the tough economy. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - July 16

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video On Monday night the Wilmington Sharks five game winning streak was snapped. The Sharks offense never showed up. .... On Monday we checked out the home team Leland squad in the Dixie Youth state championship tournament that's being played in Leland this week... The non-conference schedule is out for Buzz Peterson's UNCW men's basketball team.... Plus more! Full story...
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Brunswick County man killed by shotgun

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A Brunswick County man died Monday after being shot with a shotgun. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' flying over Cape Fear River; other productions along for the ride

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video Hollywood East is alive and well. At least Four productions are actively filming in the Cape Fear, and one more with big names is on the way. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Road back from heart surgery brings Celtics' Wilcox home

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video Chris Wilcox is back in Columbus County this week for his annual basketball camp, but this year there's a special set of circumstances surrounding it. He's just signed a new deal after a major heart surgery. Full story...
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Turnout expectations low ahead of second primary

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video You may have voted in May, but North Carolina's primary campaign wraps up tomorrow. Meanwhile candidates are still trying to get the word out about the election. Full story...
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Crow Hill closes

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As Caffe Phoenix prepares for its July 31 closing, the restaurant that took over the 9 Front St. space Caffe Phoenix originally filled served its last meal Sunday. Full story...
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HBO releases details on 'Mary and Martha,' filmed in Southport and Wilmington

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North Carolina residents have already spotted Hilary Swank, James Woods and Brenda Blethyn in Southport and Wilmington and today HBO released details on the TV movie they are shooting, "Mary and Martha." Full story...
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Road to close for bridge work in Pender county

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close State Road 1520 (Old Maple Hill Road), east of Burgaw. Full story...
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Shot suspect lives next door to home he allegedly robbed

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An update on the shooting of a breaking and entering suspect over the weekend in Columbus County. WWAY learned today the suspect lives next door to the home investigators say he broke into on Carver Moore Road near Lake Waccamaw. Full story...
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Hearing for Commissioner Berger continued

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A hearing to review a prayer for judgment that New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger received more than a year ago was continued Monday. Full story...
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Refrigerator blamed for 8th Street fire

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a fire this morning at 1022 S. 8th St. started from an electrical short in and around a refrigerator powered by an extension cord. Full story...
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Dalton, McCrory won't use transition reserve

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The two major candidates for North Carolina governor say they won't use reserves the Legislature set aside for additional expenses associated with a new administration if elected in November. Full story...
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FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS. Full story...
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US drought grows to cover widest area since 1956

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A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956. Full story...
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