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Archive - Dec 2013

2014 means lights out for incandescent bulbs

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videoCome tomorrow, the federal government is flipping the switch on the incandescent light bulb. By law, the production of the bulbs must stop across the country, so it's lights out for 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs. Full story...
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Tar Heels spoil Buzz's return to Chapel Hill

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videoIn a New Year's Eve showdown in Chapel Hill the North Carolina Tar Heels shot 62 percent in the second half against UNC Wilmington to claim their third straight triumph. UNC improves to 10-3 overall. UNCW drops to 6-9 after the Seahawks final non-conference game of the season. Full story...
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YEAR IN REVIEW: Looking back at those we lost in 2013

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videoWith all of the celebration of the New Year, the end of the year is also a time of reflection for many. WWAY reflects on some of the great people in our community who left us in 2013. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: A look back at 2013

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videoThanks to your nominations, we've recognized 16 teachers so far for the 2013-2014 school year. Full story...
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Judge: Firing of former ALE director was political

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An administrative law judge says the administration of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory fired the former Alcohol Law Enforcement director because he's a Democrat. Full story...
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CUE Center continues focus on missing persons

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video Statistics show the odds of solving a missing persons case decreases by 50 percent, if investigators do not find a solid lead within the first 48 hours. That's where the work of the Wilmington-based CUE Center for Missing Persons often comes in. Full story...
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Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression

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Researchers say that vitamin E might help slow the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of the vitamin delayed the decline in daily living skills, such as making meals, getting dressed and holding a conversation, by about six months over a two-year period. Full story...
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Dawkins leads No. 7 Duke past Elon, 86-48

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No. 7 Duke proved it's anything but a one-man show. These Blue Devils showed they also can win rather easily when they spread the scoring around. Duke routed Elon 86-48 on Tuesday despite not producing a 20-point scorer for the first time this season. Full story...
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Ticket for parking in Wilmington mayor's spot thrown out

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videoA Wilmington man who was ticketed for parking in Mayor Bill Saffo's parking space at City Hall will not have to pay a $20 fine after all. Full story...
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Charities get rush of donations as year comes to close

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videoToday is the final day to make donations you can write off on your 2013 tax return. New Year's Eve is one of the Salvation Army's busiest days to collect what some families in our area really need. Full story...
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Children's Museum gets party started early with New Year's Noon

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videoThe Children's Museum of Wilmington made sure kids do not have to worry about missing the New Year's fun because of a bedtime. Even though 2014 is just hours away, some children rang in the New Year a little early. Full story...
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Target reveals gift card snafu

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Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season. The nation's second largest discount retailer says than an unidentified number of gift cards sold over the holidays were not properly activated. Full story...
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Pembroke to hold 1st New Year's Eve Pine Cone Drop

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The town of Pembroke will celebrate the end of 2013 with the help of a nearly 400-pound pine cone. Full story...
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Emerald Isle to hold annual controlled deer hunts

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Emerald Isle will begin annual controlled hunts to deal with the town's growing deer population, rather than holding them just every other year. Full story...
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3 NC children possibly sickened by E. coli

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Health officials in Davidson County are investigating a possible E. coli outbreak after three children have become ill. Full story...
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