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Archive - Nov 7, 2013

Gang possibly targeting Wilmington police, says FBI

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videoMembers of one Wilmington gang are "committed to engage in shootings," possibly focusing on law enforcement, after the shooting death of Brandon Devone Smith, according to an FBI memo sent to the state's police chiefs. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - November 7

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videoBuzz Peterson's UNCW basketball squad opens the regular season this weekend with two games in Iowa. Cape Fear Community College will host the annual Cape Fear Classic this weekend in downtown Wilmington in men's college basketball action. We have a complete preview of the final night of play for the 2013 regular season for high school football. Plus more. Full story...
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High school student uses fashion passion to help women

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videoIf you dress for success, you're more likely to succeed. One Hoggard High School student helped women do that Wednesday night. Full story...
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Two arrested in connection to Leland armed robbery

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested two in connection to an armed robbery that happened on Nov. 03 at a home on Hooper Rd., in Leland. Full story...
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Retail shops coming to former Rum Runners building

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video Store owners say that business is booming in downtown Wilmington, and now they’re looking for some new shops to keep the momentum going. Full story...
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City of Wilmington considering spending $3.5 million or more to buy downtown property

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video Two days after the municipal election, the City of Wilmington announced it is negotiating with Chuck Schoninger and Riverfront Holdings II, LLC to possibly buy land on the northern downtown riverfront for a "passive waterfront park." The proposed park would be between 6 and 7 acres and would cost the city between $3.5-$4 million, according to a city spokeswoman. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man bitten by WPD K-9 tells his side of story

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video The SBI is investigating the involvement of a Wilmington Police Department K-9 in the arrest last week of a man involved in a police chase. Tonight the suspect tells his side of the story. Full story...
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Warrants reveal new details in N. Topsail Beach fatal double stabbing

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video More than three months after two men were found stabbed to death on North Topsail Beach, newly released warrants and affidavits are shedding light on what investigators think happened. Full story...
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Suspects in latest police shooting identified, officers on leave

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Two Wilmington Police Officers are on paid administrative leave as the SBI investigates another officer-involved shooting in the Port City last night. Full story...
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Schools get look at scores under new standards

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videoThe results are in from last year's end-of-grade and end-of-course testing, and many schools in our area are seeing lower scores than last year. It's a trend seen across the state after a new, more rigorous curriculum was implemented last year. Full story...
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New Sea Turtle Hospital up and running

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videoSick and injured sea turtles now have a new and improved hospital in Surf City. The new Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital offers more space, an updated filtration system and other amenities the old facility on topsail island did not have room for. Full story...
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Corning cuts to impact Wilmington plant

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video Corning says planned job cuts will impact its plant here in Wilmington. What's not known is how many people will lose their job in the Port City. Full story...
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Marcy Cuevas comes home to WWAY in new role

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When WWAY launches a new newscast early next year, one of Wilmington's most experienced journalists will be at the helm. Marcy Cuevas has rejoined the WWAY NewsChannel 3 team as the producer for our new 10 p.m. newscast starting Jan. 6, 2014, on The Cape Fear CW. Full story...
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US Rep. Coble announces he won't seek re-election

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US Rep. Howard Coble says his 15th term in Congress will be his last. The 82-year-old Republican announced Thursday in Greensboro he won't seek re-election in 2014, opening the seat for the first time in three decades. Full story...
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Battleship NC gets $1M donation for preservation effort

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videoThe Battleship North Carolina announced a $1 million dollar donation today from the Duke Energy Foundation. The money will go toward repairing the the ship's hull and helping preserve the state's World War II memorial. Full story...
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