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Archive - Jan 28, 2013

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Former drug dealer aims for second chance

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video Petey Powell, 38, grew up on Red Bug Road, in the small town of Hallsboro. He remembers his dad doing whatever he could to keep his family out of poverty but was eventually lured by the money he could make in dealing drugs. Petey was just a little boy when he drugs became a regular part of his life. Full story...
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Saffo's State of the City address

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videoWatch or read Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo's State of the City address. Full story...
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Columbus Co. Sheriff investigating jail beating

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videoThe Columbus County Sheriff's Office is looking into a beating in the county jail that sent an inmate to the hospital. Daniel Lynn Davis was hit so hard his jaw was broken. Full story...
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Officials: Thousands lost cash in Ky.-based scheme

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Tens of thousands of people in the United States and abroad may have lost millions in what federal and state officials are calling a classic pyramid scheme being run by a Kentucky-based company. Full story...
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NC legislators offered tax overhaul options

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A Washington-based conservative-leaning think tank is providing options to North Carolina elected officials on how to overhaul the tax system so that it says the state's tax climate would improve significantly. Full story...
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Fire on the Dock pairings set

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video The 2013 "Got To Be NC" Competition Dining Series has announced the sixteen chefs chosen to compete in the preliminary rounds of Fire on the Dock, which kick off Feb. 18. Full story...
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Group: McCrory should try to live on $350 a week

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Advocates for the unemployed are calling on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to live for one week on the maximum weekly unemployment benefit of $350 that lawmakers are considering. Full story...
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Arguments set for February on NC redistricting

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A three-judge panel has set aside two days next month to hear arguments whether new boundaries for North Carolina legislative and congressional districts should be thrown out or upheld. Full story...
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UNC, Kentucky to resume hoop series next season

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North Carolina says it is resuming its men's basketball series with Kentucky. UNC said Monday that the two schools will play next season in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners cancel Feb. 4 meeting

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A lack of agenda items has led New Hanover County Commissioners to cancel their next regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4. That means the commissioners' Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursdayis also canceled. Full story...
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Crew members from ship at port go to hospital

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video Four crew members from a ship at the State Port of Wilmington went to the hospital this morning. Full story...
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Fire in Myrtle Grove area total loss, cause unknown

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videoCrews are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in a Myrtle Grove neighborhood Sunday night. Full story...
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Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival kicks off Friday

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video The Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival kicks off Friday, but you can get a sneak peek now and find out how to win tickets. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - Jan. 27 "Seadawgs on the move"

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videoThe Wilmington Seadawgs are on the move. The Dawgs will not be playing the 2013 season in downtown Wilmington at the Schwartz Center. We're going to let Brett Blizzard explain all you need to know about the new home of Wilmington's minor league basketball team. Plus more ! Full story...
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