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Archive - Sep 24, 2012

WWAY's Monday night sports - Sept. 24

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video On Monday night on WWAY we checked out the only player in the NFL who calls Bladen County home. Oakland's Desmond Bryant forced a fumble on Sunday that led to a turnover in Oakland's victory over Pittsburgh.... On Monday we also checked in with Trot Nixon. The WWAY 5th Quarter co-host played golf on Monday to help out with a local fundraiser.... Plus more ! Full story...
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Maritime Memorial location up for debate

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video The city of Southport wants to pay tribute to its maritime heritage with a memorial. But after a public hearing, the proposed location may be sinking fast. Full story...
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SC's Haley speaks at Women for Romney event in NC

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has made her second trip to North Carolina in less than a week, this time to help Mitt Romney and urge women to focus on economic issues in the presidential election. Full story...
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AMBER ALERT: Girl last seen in Brunswick County

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The Carteret County Sheriff Office is searching for a missing child: Abigale Faith Lefevers. Her alleged abductor's last known location was US 17 in Brunswick County early Monday morning. Full story...
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GOP urges support for Wake school superintendent

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The board managing North Carolina's largest school system is locked in a new dispute that could spell the future of the superintendent hired by its former majority of tea-party conservatives. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Wilmington man has close ties to family feud between Hatfields and McCoys

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video The clash between the Hatfields and McCoys is the most well-known family feud in American history. It's a true tale: one of vengeance, courage and most importantly, family pride. The feud was between two families, who lived along the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River. The Hatfields were from West Virginia, the McCoys from Kentucky. Their relentless rivalry began in the late 1800’s and stretched for decades. Full story...
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City considers options to protect Kenan Memorial Fountain

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video In Wilmington we enjoy our historical artifacts, from Historic Downtown to the Battleship North Carolina. But recently ninety-year-old Kenan Memorial Fountain has become the center of public debate. Full story...
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Play for Emily raises over $100,000

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The 7th annual "Play for Emily" took place on Monday at the Landfall Country Club. When Emily Ann Wade was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, Emily and her family were helped out by the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Full story...
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Wilmington tests designated late-night taxi spots

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You may notice some specially marked parking spaces downtown. The city has painted spaces in the 100 block of North Front Street to say "Taxi Only After Midnight." Full story...
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Tickets to Magic Johnson speech go quickly; still chance to win on GMC

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Tickets to hear Magic Johnson speak at UNCW went quickly this morning. But there is still a chance for you to get them. Full story...
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Two stabbed at weekend party

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New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives say a large party off Sidbury Road led to a stabbing Friday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. fires Parks Director Jim McDaniel

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WWAY has learned that New Hanover County has terminated Parks, Gardens and Senior Resources Director Jim McDaniel. Full story...

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Lawyer for MacDonald witness speaks at NC hearing

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On a Friday in August 1979, Helena Stoeckley testified that she wasn't involved in the murders of the pregnant wife and daughters of then-Army Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald and that she didn't know where she was more than nine years earlier. Full story...
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Davis officially nominated to fill NC House seat

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A candidate for the North Carolina House has received the title "representative" before the fall election. New Hanover County Commissioner Ted Davis Jr. has been appointed to the House by Gov. Bev Perdue to succeed Rep. Danny McComas. Full story...
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