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Archive - Feb 11, 2013

Southport businesses cash in on 'Safe Haven'

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Southport is attracting fans from all over thanks to the movie "Safe Haven." The movie was filmed in and around Southport last summer, and even hand-picked a few local stores for several scenes. Many of these stores have been cashing in on the movie which does not even hit the big screen until Valentine's Day. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Feb. 11

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videoMonday was a good night for North Carolina's pro sports teams. The Charlotte Bobcats snapped a seven game losing skid in the NBA. The Carolina Hurricanes moved into first place in their division in the NHL. In Wilmington the UNCW baseball team is just four days away from the start of the 2013 season. Check out WWAY's pre-season preview. Full story...
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Doctors, nurses ask NC lawmakers to grow Medicaid

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Several physicians and nurses say the North Carolina legislature's choice to cover more uninsured people through Medicaid should be a no-brainer because it will create jobs, save state money and make people healthier. Full story...
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CPA convicted for role in $40 million Ponzi scheme

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An accountant has been convicted for his role in a $40 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors in North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio. Full story...
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NC forum holds discussion on building human organs

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Researchers at a North Carolina conference promoting advanced manufacturing are getting a glimpse into a future in which companies build replacement body parts by layering human tissues cells into an organ. Full story...
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NC senators file fracking, Atlantic drilling bill

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Permits for companies to carry out a form of underground natural gas exploration in North Carolina could begin in March 2015, under a bill offered by Senate Republicans. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department responds to house fire

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The Wilmington Fire Department responded to a house fire tonight on Ann Street in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Raleigh Bishop: Pope Benedict led Catholic church beautifully

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video For about one billion Catholics around the world, the news of Pope Benedict XVI resigning came as a big surprise. The same was true for the Catholic Diocese in Raleigh. "I was absolutely stunned and surprised. There were no indicators I saw," Bishop Michael Burbidge said. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Raising quintuplets

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video Any parent can tell you having their first baby comes with challenges. Now, imagine that times five. Carmen and Mike Matthews say raising their quintuplets is all about routine. They are this week's extraordinary people next door.. Full story...
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Woman loses control, flips truck

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videoA woman went to the hospital after she flipped her truck on the ramp from the Isabel Holmes Bridge to MLK Parkway in Wilmington this afternoon. Full story...
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Pender deputy suspended for drinking before alcohol test training

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videoA Pender County Sheriff's deputy is back on duty after being suspended without pay for more than a week last month. Sheriff Carson Smith says Jan. 11 Dep. Nick Carter was attending a class to re-certify operating an alcohol breath test in Jacksonville. During a practice exercise at around 10 a.m., Dep. Carter blew a 0.02. Full story...
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One wanted, one charged in dog fighting case

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videoOne man is in jail and another is wanted in connection with dog fighting in Columbus County. Fair Bluff Police say they have received multiple reports of dog fighting in the area of Hamer Street, but with no information about the people involved. Full story...
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Pope to resign Feb. 28, says he's too infirm

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videoDeclaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 - becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Catholic Church in deep turmoil. Full story...
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Little change in erosion on NC beaches

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There has been little change in beach erosion patterns in North Carolina over the past seven years. Full story...
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Carolina Beach residents asked to boil water

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The Town of Carolina Beach is asking resident to boil the water after the town's primary water treatment facility experienced a temporary loss of water pressure. Full story...
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