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Archive - 2012

ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Smoke-filled ILM-bound plane had second smoke problem

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video A US Airways flight from Charlotte to Wilmington was delayed this morning after reports of smoke on board. Passengers made the trip safely on a different plane. But the original aircraft filled with smoke again later when it headed to another destination. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." NOMINATE NEW CATEGORIES

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For more than a year we've polled the community to find out which businesses and organizations are the best in various categories. Now we want to know what categories we've missed. In this week's edition of "And the Winner is..." the winner will be you, as you help us choose some new kinds of excellence. Let us know which contest categories you'd like to see, and we'll pick some to run. NOMINATE NOW Full story...

ONLY ON 3: $1.6M redo of part of Cross-City Trail should be done by May

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video Piece by piece, the Cross-City Trail is winding its way through Wilmington. While the city has yet to break ground on some new areas, other parts that have already been constructed are being torn up. Full story...
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Judges refuse to delay NC primary

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A three-judge panel has refused to delay North Carolina's May 8 primary while a court considers a lawsuit over Republican-drawn boundaries for legislative and congressional districts. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST SPORTS BAR

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video With football playoffs and basketball season in full swing, we want to know where do you like to go to watch the game? In this week's "And the Winner is..." contest, we want to know where you watch your favorite team play when you're not enjoying the game at home. Who has the biggest screens, the best gametime food and the coldest drinks? Let us know the BEST SPORTS BAR in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are rolling in (4 pm Thurs.):
Chaser's Sports Bar & Grill, Oak Island - 50%
Kick Back Jack's, Wilmington - 28%
Buffalo Wild Wings, Wilmington - 12%
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Occupy Wilmington mourns downfall of democracy

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A funeral procession complete with casket and dirge marched through the streets of downtown Wilmington today. It was not a person the Occupy Wilmington group mourned, but what they call the downfall of democracy. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

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The Defense Department says a Marine based at Camp Lejeune has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Judges to weigh request to delay NC primary

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Three judges will decide whether those who sued over Republican-drawn boundaries for legislative and congressional districts are likely enough to win their case that North Carolina's primary should be delayed for two months. Full story...
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Lane shift will be permanent on I-40 in Raleigh

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Some lanes will be closed on Interstate 40 in Raleigh on Sunday as transportation workers make a temporary lane shift permanent. Full story...
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NC Sheriff: Man hit infant to avoid female assault

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The Onslow County sheriff says a man slapped a child to avoid a second charge of assaulting a female. Full story...
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NC armored car guard charged with taking $20K

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A guard with an armored car company in western North Carolina has been charged with embezzlement. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Jan. 19

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video On Thursday night WWAY went to Durham in order to check out Wake Forest center Ty Walker. The former New Hanover standout got his 13th career start on Thursday against the 4th ranked Duke Blue Devils. Click play video to check out the slam of the game. It's Ty Walker. On Thursday we also featured a one point win by the UNCW women's basketball team at Trask Coliseum. On top of that the Ashley girls basketball team won our team of the week award. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thompson to Berger: Put up or shut up

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video As we told you yesterday, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger sent another scathing e-mail this week to fellow county leaders. Now some his colleagues are firing back. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Raleigh diocese says Wilmington-born priest's worthy of sainthood

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video A Wilmington-born priest may be declared a saint in the coming years. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh recently announced it will begin the process to canonize Father Thomas Price. But what does it take to be acknowledged as a saint? Full story...
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Public discusses how to alter downtown Wilmington sign regulations

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The debate and discussion continue over the current downtown window sign regulations. A public meeting was held tonight to talk about hot button issues and results from a recent online survey. Full story...
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