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Archive - Sep 19, 2012

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Sept. 19

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video UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams underwent a robotic partial nephrectomy at UNC Hospitals on Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney. Williams, 62, should be able to coach when the Tar Heels begin practice on October 13th. Full story...
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Former Wilmington girl unable to walk or talk, disease unknown to doctors

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Brianna Skriver, a former Ogden Elementary School student, is now one of only 100 people admitted to a national program for undiagnosed diseases. Her regression started around age five, when Brianna played soccer for Cape Fear. Full story...
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Campaigns 'for' and 'against' ballpark get underway

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video Wilmington voters, the ball's in your court. Voting 'yes' or 'no' on a bond referendum in November will determine whether professional baseball will find a home in the Port City. Full story...
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NC chief charged with hitting 2 suspects with car

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The police chief in Kernersville has been charged after his patrol car hit two handcuffed suspects sitting beside a road earlier this year. Full story...
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UNC-Chapel Hill board meets in closed session

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The board of trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is meeting in closed-door session to discuss a personnel issue, and among those participating is Holden Thorp, who's announced his resignation. Full story...
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NC woman reported missing killed on Interstate 85

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Authorities in Charlotte say a 76-year-old woman who had been reported missing was struck and killed by a truck while walking in southbound Interstate 85. Full story...
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Legends tennis returns to Landfall this weekend

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video Former Wimbledon champion Stan Smith headlines the “Landfall Legends of Tennis” this weekend at the Country Club of Landfall. The event will fund student-athlete tennis scholarships at UNCW through the Seahawk Club and also generate funds for the Miracle League of Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland, Belville rivalry made-for-TV?

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video A production company out of Los Angeles wants to know why all the drama with Belville and Leland? So much so, it may soon be a television show. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington house temporarily saved from demolition

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video A historic house along Front Street may have been given a temporary reprieve from the wrecking ball, but the future is still uncertain for the condemned classic. Full story...
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Drivers pledge to wait to text

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The "No Text On Board" campaign is to remind drivers that texting can wait until you're not behind the wheel. Full story...
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Ostby fined $1.2 million for mortgage fraud scheme

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According to the Criminal Information filed on October 28, 2011, Daniel Ostby and his co-defendant formed DC Development of North Carolina, LLC, which held itself out as providing construction services. OSTBY and Vanderzee developed a scheme to "flip" houses, in which they would buy real property, improve the property by building on it, and then quickly sell the property for a profit. Full story...
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Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

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Marijuana legalization pending in three states this fall could turn the drug into a serious cash crop and a tax windfall. But there are more questions than answers about the tax implications of legalization measures before voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Full story...
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NCDOT to close lanes on Wrightsville Beach bridge for repair work

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will close some or all lanes of the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge on U.S. 74/76 at various times between Monday, Oct. 1, and mid-March, 2013, for a bridge rehabilitation project. Full story...
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Duke system begins 24-hour flu vaccination blitz

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Duke University Health System hopes to vaccinate 10,000 of its workers against the flu in a 24-hour blitz that also will include staff at other area hospitals, clinics and health departments. Full story...
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Poll: Obama job approval rising, race still tight

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A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans are feeling markedly better about the country's future and about Barack Obama's job performance. That said, the president's re-election race against Republican Mitt Romney remains a neck-and-neck proposition. Full story...
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