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Archive - Sep 25, 2012

WWAY'S Tuesday night sports - Sept. 25

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On Tuesday night on WWAY we checked in on a special ceremony at Fenway Park in Boston. Trot Nixon and several of his 2004 World Series teammates were honored prior to the Red Sox-Rays game.... On Tuesday we checked out the UNCW-Duke soccer game. The Seahawks made a comeback victory.... On top of that we had local high school soccer action involving Laney and New Hanover...Plus more ! Full story...
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Potentially contaminated sites could still be good for ballpark construction

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video According to experts, there are currently 80 to 90 potentially contaminated properties in the Wilmington area, also known as brownfield sites. Two of the properties are being considered by the city to build a minor league ballpark on the land. Full story...
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Officials save more than 100 animals from NC home

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National and local officials have joined to rescue more than 100 animals from a property in Person County Full story...
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Wake County school superintendent fired from post

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The Wake County school board has voted to fire Superintendent Tony Tata, not quite two years after he assumed the role. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission candidates face off in forum

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Six candidates running for three seats on the new Hanover County Commission met Tuesday night at WHQR downtown to voice their views on questions presented by Tricia Vance from the StarNews and Vicky Janowski of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office hosts media relations day

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office hosted a first ever media relations day on Tuesday. Full story...
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Amber Alert issued for 12-year-old girl

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video A desperate search to save a child from a registered sex offender is underway. They were last seen in Brunswick County near the state line. Full story...
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Closing statements made in Jeffrey MacDonald case

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Attorneys made closing statements today in the Jeffrey MacDonald hearing in federal court. Though the hearing is done, it may be a while before we know if the 68-year-old will get another trial. Full story...
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Business owners think cleanliness of sidewalks is hurting business

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video Could the cleanliness of Downtown Wilmington sidewalks be hurting business? One business owner feels that way and says it's time for a change. Full story...
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Replacement refs rankling football fans

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Many people are still talking Monday Night Football today because of a controversial call by the NFL's replacement officials. Full story...
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R.C. Soles Jr. to be honored by Brunswick Co. Dems

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Former state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. will be honored Thursday by the Brunswick County Democratic Party, according to a press release from Ouida Hewett. Full story...
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NASCAR CEO France fights to keep divorce private

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The head of the closely held company that stages NASCAR races is fighting to keep the public out of hearings and documents related to a battle with his ex-wife over their high-dollar divorce settlement. Full story...
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NC black caucus leader wants McCrory ad off air

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Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign is dismissing criticism that his television ad featuring a former North Carolina sheriff has racial overtones. Full story...
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PETA wants NC New Year's Eve opossum drop halted

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A national animal rights group is headed to court in North Carolina to try to stop a small mountain town's tradition of lowering a caged opossum on New Year's Eve. Full story...
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Surveillance video shows would-be thief breaking into store through roof

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a reported break-in overnight at a convenience store on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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