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Archive - Jan 8, 2013

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Jan. 8

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videoOn Tuesday night we had high school hoops from Shallotte, Boiling Spring Lakes and Wilmington. The boys basketball team at South Columbus is on a roll. Pharoah McKever led the Stallions to a 22 point victory on Tuesday with an 18 point effort. The UNCW women's basketball team snapped an eight game losing streak. Plus more! Full story...
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City Council tackles parking issues

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video Wilmington City Council looked at the issue of parking in the city, passing an ordinance to spend just over $130,000 to pay operating expenses and help city parking decks pay debt. The council also addressed the parking deck on Water street Full story...
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New Hanover Co. parents, students push for junior varsity lacrosse

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videoAbout a hundred parents and students, many spinning lacrosse sticks, crowded the New Hanover County Board of Education meeting room tonight. They were all there to rally for junior varsity lacrosse teams in New Hanover County high schools. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. school board could ask voters for $284 million

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videoVoters in New Hanover County could face another decision on a bond referendum come November. This time, it is the county schools that could be asking for as much as $284 million. Full story...
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NC fiddler's festival finished after 42 years

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Organizers in Iredell County have decided to end the Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival after 42 years. Hank Van Hoy, whose father Harper started the festival in 1970, said the decision was based in part on the difficulty of organizing the festival while working full time and the cost of putting it on. He said it was better to leave people with good memories rather than have something just die on the vine. Full story...
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Police search for motive in Greensboro shootings

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Police in Greensboro continue their search for a motive in the shooting deaths of two people in a townhome complex. Authorities said 14-year-old Maurice Edmonds II and his mother, 47-year-old Sandra Palmer were killed. Palmer's daughter, 18-year-old Danielle Jameison, and Palmer's boyfriend and Edmonds' father, 46-year-old Maurice Eugene Edmonds, were wounded. Full story...
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Education Lottery to review award of $200,000 prize to Wilmington winner

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video Tuesday, the lottery announced Lisa Priola of Wilmington had won a $200,000 prize, and even included a picture of a woman with a big check. Later the lottery said it learned that the winner's mother, Grace Priola, was allowed to accept the prize of behalf of her daughter. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Ana Valle-Greene

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video Do you ever feel like the person you're speaking to is talking in another language? Whether you don't understand the subject or your mind is wandering, it happens to the best of us. Full story...
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StarNews: Carolina Beach hires Bruce Shell as interim town manager

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video The Carolina Beach Town Council has hired Bruce Shell to serve as interim town manager. Full story...
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Officers to remain in Brunswick County Schools

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video The Brunswick County Board of Education approved taking $245,838 from fund balance to retain school resource officers in all elementary schools for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools lower dropout rate to less than 3%

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video New Hanover County Schools announced today the latest dropout rate is 2.26%, the lowest it's been since the 2001-2002 academic year and lower than last year's 3.83%. Full story...
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Aquarium cares for cold-shocked loggerheads

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videoThe North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher opened its doors to eight injured loggerhead sea turtles New Years Day. Full story...
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Owens starts anew in Wrightsville Beach

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video A familiar face started a job in a new place. Today was Tim Owens's first day as Wrightsville Beach's town manager. Full story...
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Suspect in baseball bat beating claims innocence

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video A Brunswick County man charged in connection with a baseball bat beating that killed another man says he is innocent. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW professor's previous publications attracting attention

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videoUNCW recently hired an English professor whose previous publications are worrying some parents. Students say although some of the poems are shocking, they do not have a problem with the professor's risque work, and the university agrees. Full story...
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