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Archive - Feb 8, 2013

WWAY's Friday night sports - Feb. 8

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videoOn Friday night we featured high school basketball action from all across the region on WWAY's Full Court Press. We had highlights from Shallotte, Whiteville, Croatan, Greenville, Leland and Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington Police make drug bust

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videoLate Thursday night the Wilmington Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit arrested four people and seized about 225 grams of "ice" a methamphetamine. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Old Fashioned Brunswick Stew

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videoTwenty minutes is all you'll need to serve your family a hearty bowl of Brunswick Stew. Alicia Ross has the recipe that will have them all asking for seconds in Kitchen Scoop. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fair Bluff worker told police, mayor different stories about crash

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videoThe twists keep coming in the story of a Fair Bluff town employee who wrecked a town-owned car. Today we learned a different version of the story from Fair Bluff's mayor. Full story...
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Newest member of WWAY team longs for Wilmington as blizzard hits Boston

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videoLater this month, Sarah Murphy will join the WWAY news team as our newest reporter. In the meantime, she's packing up and getting ready for the move south more moderate climes from her native Massachusetts, which is in the midst of a massive winter storm. Full story...
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Bladenboro woman kills husband, calls 911

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video A Bladenboro man is dead, and his wife is charged with his murder after a morning shooting. Investigators are now trying to piece together what happened. Full story...
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Abandoned house catches fire

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videoAn abandoned house caught fire Friday afternoon on Fontana Road near Tahoe Road and Ashley High School. According to Ray Griswald of the New Hanover County Fire Department, crews are still investigating the cause of the fire. Firefighters were still putting out hot spots underneath the floor of the house late this afternoon. No one was injured. Full story...
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Charlotte, Panthers reach deal; will ask state for $62.5M

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The Charlotte City Council has reached an agreement to ensure the Panthers remain in Charlotte, city officials said Friday. Full story...
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NHRMC ends flu-related visitor restrictions

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Due to the decrease in the level of influenza in the community, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is removing the visiting restrictions placed on children under the ages 12 and under. This change is effective immediately. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Records show spike in prisoners injured in Bladen Co. jail

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videoRecords WWAY requested through the Freedom of Information Act from Bladen County show that eight inmates had to be taken to the hospital after jail fights in 2012. That's compared to six over the previous three years combined. Full story...
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Ex-Fort Bragg soldier sentenced in fraud scheme

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A former Fort Bragg soldier is headed to federal prison for defrauding the government. Natosha June Boyd was sentenced to 30 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for her involvement in submitting false claims through the U.S. Department of Defense's travel reimbursement system. Full story...
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More Marines charged over corpse urination video

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videoTwo more Marines face criminal charges over a 2011 YouTube video showing members of a sniper platoon urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Full story...
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New magazine coming to Wilmington

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The Pilot’s line of monthly arts and culture magazines will grow later this spring when it launches a new magazine in Wilmington. Like the name implies, Salt magazine will reflect the coastal culture of Wilmington when it debuts in late May. Full story...
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US education official, fmr. UNCW vice chancellor named as new NCCU chancellor

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videoAn Obama administration official is the new chancellor at North Carolina Central University. Debra Saunders-White was named Friday as the 11th leader of the historically black university in Durham. Full story...
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Power loss affects NC DMV systems for 2nd day

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A power outage at the Raleigh headquarters of the NC Division of Motor Vehicles is disrupting the agency's services statewide for a second day. Full story...
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