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Archive - Mar 4, 2013

Heart defect test mandate approved by NC House

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An inexpensive test to determine whether a newborn may have a heart defect is closer to being required in all North Carolina hospitals. Full story...
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Authorities: Officers kill armed fugitive in NC

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Authorities say an armed fugitive who jumped from the window of a Concord house and "confronted" law enforcement agents has been shot and killed. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - March 4

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videoOn Monday night on WWAY we provided a weekend recap of sports from around the region. This includes UNCW's impressive performance at the CAA Swimming & Diving Championships, UNCW baseball, high school wrestling state championship accolades and a salute to the only high school basketball team left in the state playoffs. On top of that we checked out the first woman ever to try out for an NFL team. Full story...
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Bill clearing boards and commissions faces tough road in NC Senate

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Republican-backed legislation to clear out more than 100 people currently on North Carolina state boards and commissions will now likely slow down because House and Senate leaders disagree on the details. Full story...
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New 'Iron Man 3' movie trailer to premier on 'Good Morning America'

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video Iron Man 3, filmed in part in Wilmington, has another sneak peek. The production company has been releasing trailers and posters in anticipation of the May 3 release date. On "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning, you can see the flick's latest trailer. Full story...
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Sex trafficking bill clears NC Senate

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video State legislators passed legislation requiring sex traffickers or pimps to register as sex offenders. The bill, proposed by Sen. Thom Goolsby, passed the Senate in a unanimous vote Monday evening. Full story...
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North Carolina voters react to voter ID issues

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videoThe Civitas Institute surveyed North Carolina voters regarding their positions on issues involving voting and election integrity. One poll questions asked, "Would you favor or oppose a law that requires voters to show government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, before being allowed to cast a vote in an election?" Full story...
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Police arrest suspected serial robber

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video Wilmington Police say they've caught who they believe is a serial robber. Police arrested Erik Greyson Huggins, 29, early this morning for the robbery of a taxi driver at knifepoint on Eastwood Road. Full story...
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Southport police chief apologizes after employee arrested

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video Southport's police chief is speaking out after one of his employees was arrested over the weekend. Last week the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office received a complaint about Anthony Buntyn, a clerk for the Southport Police Department. Saturday deputies arrested Buntyn and charged him with disseminating obscenity and impersonating a police officer. Full story...
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Death penalty case gets started in Brunswick County

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videoA death penalty case is underway for a man accused of raping, killing and setting a mother of two on fire in 2008. A couple hundred potential jurors filed in to the Brunswick County Courthouse today for the trial of Carl Alston. Full story...
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VA superclinic opens in Wilmington

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A new veterans clinic next to Wilmington International Airport opened its doors to a few veterans today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. teacher busted for DWI over weekend

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video A teacher at Snipes Academy of Arts & Design was arrested for DWI and speeding Sunday according to police reports. Records show Wilmington Police arrested Olivia Grace Williams, 30, around 2 a.m. Sunday at 1180 Market Street. Full story...
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Tree work to block Princess Place Drive tomorrow

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videoExpect delays again tomorrow on Princess Place Drive in Wilmington. Crews will close one lane of the 1700 block from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Full story...
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Family looking for help finding teen nearly two years after disappearance

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videoA Brunswick County family is looking for help finding a teenage girl missing for nearly two years. Rachel Natacha Owens was last seen on the morning of May 5, 2011, getting off her school bus at school in Boiling Spring Lakes and getting into a small dark color car. Investigators say the car may have had a South Carolina tag. Full story...
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US Airways adds second flight between ILM and DC

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videoUS Airways has announced it is adding service between Wilmington and the nation's capital. The airline announced today it will run a second daily, non-stop flight between Wilmington International Airport and Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC, starting April 1. Full story...
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