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Archive - Aug 2012

WWAY's Friday night sports - August 31

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video Week number three of the high school football season is in the books. The cream is starting to rise to the top as New Hanover, Hoggard and South Columbus are starting to emerge from the pack in our neck of the woods as those three teams remain undefeated. Full story...
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Hammerheads prevail over Lions in playoffs

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Guess who's in the finals of USL Pro Soccer? It's Wilmington. Corey Hertzog scored twice to lead the Wilmington Hammerheads to a victory on Friday night over Orlando City. Full story...
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Detective; NC woman tried to poison 2 men

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Authorities in Burke County accuse a woman of poisoning the man she lived with and another man whom she was dating Full story...
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Duke Energy CEO: Details of merger work going well

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Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers is telling North Carolina regulators the merger with Progress Energy is progressing well two months after the deal creating the country's largest electric company was done. Full story...
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Beach business strong this year

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video While we still get to enjoy another three weeks of summer, the Labor Day weekend marks an unofficial turning point here in our beach towns. Local business say they caught a wave of cash this year. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: New Hanover Co. discusses polling place signage

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video As November nears, the New Hanover County Board of Elections discussed issues at polling places Friday. You may remember the sign in May when the Devon Methodist Church, which was a polling place, had a sign that proclaimed, "A true marriage is male and female and God." Full story...
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American, US Airways one step closer to merger

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American Airlines and US Airways are one step closer to a potential merger. The companies sa Full story...
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Campaign volunteer organizes bus trip for Obama speech

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Have a ticket to President Obama's acceptance speech next week? You don't have to drive yourself. Full story...
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Wet weather leads to myriad mushrooms

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video You may have noticed there is a fungus among us, and it could be taking over your yard. Weather conditions in recent weeks have contributed to this mushroom mania in the Cape Fear Region. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Man on a mission for Flight 93 memorial

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video Matthew Hunt has set out to raise funds for a September 11 memorial that he says has been overlooked. Hunt is driving across the country on a campaign called I-40 for 40, in an effort to raise funds for the Flight 93 National Memorial. Full story...
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Detectives unsure what led to Maple Hill shooting

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video Investigators are searching for two people wanted for a shooting last night in Pender County. They're also trying to figure out why the victim from Onslow County was there to begin with. Full story...
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NAACP to push GOP lawmakers on pre-kindergarten

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The North Carolina NAACP's president says the civil rights group is launching a campaign targeting Republican legislators who have resisted full funding for the state's pre-kindergarten enrichment program. Full story...
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TWC Arena transformed into state-of-art DNC convention hall

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The Democratic National Convention Committee unveiled the podium and stage inside Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday. Full story...
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Sheriff's lieutenant quits in middle of internal investigation

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A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has quit in the midst of an Internal Affairs investigation. The Sheriff's Office says Lt. Jerry Easley, 42, resigned August 24 during an investigation into an administrative matter. Full story...
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Longtime StarNews editor appointed to newsroom's top post

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A longtime StarNews editor has been appointed to the newsroom's top post. Pam Sander, the newspaper's digital/newsroom operations editor, was named executive editor Thursday. Full story...
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