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Archive - Jul 2012

Woman gets 12 years for snatching NY baby in 1987

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A woman who snatched a newborn from a New York hospital more than two decades ago and raised the child as her own has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Full story...
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Sebelius announces nursing grant in NC

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US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is announcing a $200 million grant to train advanced practice registered nurses. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police arrest man who threatened to jump into river following chase

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Police have a man in custody after they say he threatened to jump into the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington after a foot chase. Full story...
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Grant money to help clean Bradley Creek

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The North Carolina Coastal Federation will receive $100,000 to reduce stormwater runoff and restore water quality in the Cape Fear River Basin. The Coastal Federation's goal is to restore shell fishing and recreational uses to Bradley Creek near Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Law enforcement warns of new phone scam targeting computer info

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force are warning of a telephone scam designed to allow people to gain access to your computer. Full story...
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Two men charged with kidnapping, assaulting relative's ex-boyfriend

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Two men are charged with kidnapping after allegedly attacking a relative's ex-boyfriend. Full story...
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NC woman's ring found at beach 33 years later

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A North Carolina woman has her high school ring back, 33 years after she lost it at the beach in Surf City. Full story...
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Core drama at largest US electric company lingers

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The investigations into whether regulators and consumers were misled ahead of the merger of North Carolina's two Fortune 500 energy companies could continue quietly for months after a deadline arrives next week. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Update World...Drought Or Not

Much of the U.S. continues to suffer significant drought conditions.

WWAY's Sunday night sports - July 29

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videoOn Sunday night on WWAY we looked ahead to the first official day of high school football practice in 2012. Practice all across the region will kickoff on Monday, July 30..... Plus more! Full story...
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Brett Blizzard awaits another season of pro hoops; plus a new arrival !

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videoBrett Blizzard is one of the biggest sports figures in Wilmington. He's the all-time leading scorer in the history of UNCW basketball, but he's not done with his pro career. Check out our interview with Blizzard to see his plans for the upcoming season. It includes becoming a father for the first time. [ Full story...
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Suspect in shooting turns himself in to Brunswick Co. sheriff's office

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Sheriff's deputies have one man in custody believed to be connected to a shooting last week. Police say Dwight Powell Jr. turned himself in this afternoon. Full story...
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Swappers trade homemade items

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videoIt's a phenomenon that's taking the country by storm and now it's in the Port City. If you have any home-grown, homemade, or home-brewed items laying around the house you could turn them into something useful at the Port City swap meet. Full story...
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Protestors hit the streets of downtown Wilmington

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videoMore than 50 people marched through downtown Wilmington today protesting what they call a blurring line between the separation of church and state. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Scattered storms pop up across the area

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While severe weather is not expected, strong storms capable of producing gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy downpours are likely throughout the evening and into tonight. Full story...
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