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Archive - Jul 5, 2012

Veteran's family reunited with long-lost dogtags

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videoA piece of military and personal history is back in the hands of a veteran's family. Nearly half a century after he lost them in Vietnam, Richard Wiler's family now has their dad's dog tags back. Full story...
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Belville Council opposes Leland merger, bars mayor from talking about it

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videoLying, holding backroom meetings and going behind the backs of the board and people of Belville to secretly move forward in merging with Leland. These are things Belville Mayor Jack Batson was accused of Thursday night during a heated special town meeting. Full story...
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Don't know? Don't care? Early turnout low as 2nd primary nears

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videoElection Day is less than two weeks away. But don't worry. If you did not know, you're not alone. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - July 5

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videoThe Wilmington Hammerheads made quite a splash Thursday signing Cody Arnoux. In other sports news, the Wilmington Sharks were at home Thursday night, a pair of Seahawks have been recognized for their play on the baseball field and newly hired UNCW women's basketball coach Adell Harris rounds out her staff. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Murchison Building

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videoAt one point, it was the tallest building along the Cape Fear River and was considered a symbol of class. Recently, our Chris Phillips took a look inside the Murchison Building, which is featured this week in Building history, downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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6 from Carolinas charged with dogfighting

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Six people from the Carolinas have been indicted as being part of a dogfighting ring in Robeson County. Full story...
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Woman takes plea deal in NC hatchet death

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A Selma woman will spend at least six years in prison after taking a plea deal in the hatchet death of a Johnston County man she did housework for and other odd jobs. Full story...
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Death certificate: Griffith died of heart attack

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The death certificate for Andy Griffith says the actor's death earlier this week was caused by a heart attack. The certificate says the 86-year-old had suffered the attack 24 hours before he died at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Reactions mixed as Carolina Beach considers smoking ban on beach

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videoAnother area beach town is considering snuffing smoking on the sand. The Town of Carolina Beach wants public input next week on whether to ban smoking on the beach. Folks we spoke with have mixed feelings. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: East Duplin students' anti-smoking video garners national praise

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videoSome North Carolina high school students are spreading the word about the dangers of using tobacco through a touching video. It was even entered into a national contest and came among the best in country. Full story...
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Police looking for suspect in shooting of car, house, dog

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Wilmington Police say a 4th of July domestic disturbance turned into multiple crimes involving a baby and a family pet. Full story...
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Man arrested after he reportedly 'flipped out,' attacked cop

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A man is in jail after witnesses and police say he "flipped out," abandoned his young sister and allegedly attacked a Wilmington Police officer. Full story...
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Wilmington-based Castle Branch adding more jobs

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Wilmington-based Castle Branch Inc., says it plans to add more than 50 new jobs over the next year. Castle Branch is the 10th largest privately held employment screening company in the country. Full story...
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StarNewsOnline: Tree falls on car, blocks Market Street

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A Wilmington man was shaken up but uninjured Thursday morning after a large tree branch fell on his car as he was driving on Market Street. Full story...
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Drought conditions return to North Carolina for first time since May

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Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than a month, due to below normal rainfall and record-breaking temperatures. Full story...
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