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Archive - Jul 2012

Firefighters, cops to ride bikes across state to honor fallen

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The Carolina Brotherhood hit the road this morning to honor the fallen. The cycling pact is made up of firefighters and police officers from all over the Carolinas, and it kicked off right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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World gets first look at Colo shooting suspect

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The suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings has made his first court appearance -- though at times, he didn't seem to be there at all. Full story...
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Clinton lauds headway in battle against AIDS

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it's possible to virtually eliminate HIV-infected births and the US is donating $80 million in new funding to help poor countries reach that goal. Full story...
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NY Chinese-Americans decry soldier's death

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Chinese-Americans in New York are decrying the suicide of a soldier who allegedly was hazed because of his ethnicity. Full story...
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Charlotte mall to reopen Tuesday after flooding

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Officials at a Charlotte mall expect to reopen after flooding rains from last week. Full story...
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Penn State fined $60M, wins vacated from '98-11

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Penn State's football team was spared the death penalty today but the university was fined $60 million and the school's legendary former coach Joe Paterno was stripped of 13 years of wins and the title of winningest coach in history, the NCAA announced today. Full story...
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Free golf clinic teaches children life lessons

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videoAccording to the Wilmington Junior Golf Academy, golf makes children more grounded and productive. Learn about FREE programs for your children. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - July 22

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videoOn Sunday night the Wilmington Post 10 baseball team won the Area Two East title in American Legion play.... On Sunday we also checked out reaction to NCAA sanctions from two UNC football players... Plus the British Open wrapped up with a surprise outcome. Full story...
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Wilmington Police make large 'spice' bust

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department recently made its biggest "spice" bust in its history. Investigators say they found over 1,400 packages of the substance at the Northern Lights Smoke Shop off Market Street. Full story...
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ACC football coaches kickoff two day media event in Greensboro

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ACC football coaches gathered in Greensboro on Sunday for the first of two days of meeting with the media. Miami was a hot topic of discussion. More NCAA concerns have popped up at Miami. The Heels received a fair amount of attention on Sunday as well as the prepare to serve a one year bowl ban. Full story...
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Crews contain flames on shrimp boat

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Fire crews battled flames last night on a shrimp boat in the Seabreeze community. Full story...
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Paterno statue is removed

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The famed statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday as the NCAA announced it would be issuing sanctions against the university. Full story...
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Saturday night sports - July 21

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The Wilmington Sharks summer league baseball team is having an historic season. The Sharks won once again at home on Saturday night... The Wilmington Post 10 baseball team had a super Saturday night... The Wilmington Hammerheads did not have a positive result though, but it wasn't a loss or a tie. So what was it? Full story...
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Marinas receive state recognition for keeping waterways clean

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videoPleasure Island is going green, one marina at a time. Three in Carolina Beach recently received the state's 'Clean Marina' distinction. Full story...
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Man drowns along Ocracoke Island

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A spokeswoman for Hyde County says a man has drowned along Ocracoke Island. Full story...
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