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Archive - Mar 2013

Plan to repair Battleship NC may come with hefty price tag

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videoAn iconic piece of history that rests in the Cape Fear River is getting a little TLC, but it needs even more. Staff at the Battleship North Carolina says the state's World War II memorial needs repairs, and they know just the right technology for the job. Full story...
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Soldier journalists get lessons in TV from WWAY

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videoWWAY is proud to host some soldiers from Fort Bragg as guests this week. Bravo Company 3rd Military Information Support Battalion A is the Department of Defense's only unit whose mission is to disseminate information throughout various broadcast platforms worldwide. Full story...
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Leland Police search for home invasion suspect

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videoLeland Police need help finding a home invasion suspect they say is armed and dangerous. Detectives have charges pending on Torie Nesbitt for a break-in on Greensview Circle Thursday. They've already arrested a 14-year-old for first degree robbery in connection with the crime. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Onslow deputy accepts job

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videoAn Onslow County Sheriff's deputy who resigned last week after an incident in North Charleston, SC, has accepted a new position with the department, according to news release. Full story...
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NC sheriff's office raids video gambling cafes

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Authorities in Cumberland County have raided video gambling sweepstakes cafes still in operation since they were declared illegal by the NC Supreme Court. Full story...
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UPDATE: Electrical short sparks attic fire while residents inside

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An attic fire that sparked at a Wilmington home while the residents were inside was called by an electrical short. Full story...
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Person killed by train in Thomasville

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One person has been killed after being struck by an Amtrak train in Thomasville. Full story...
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NC weighs separate oversight for charter schools

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to take oversight of taxpayer-funded charter schools away from the state school board that runs other public schools. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Bill Woofter

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video Your history class probably didn't involve a lot of basketball. But one teacher in Brunswick County has developed an activity that lets you shoot some hoops while brushing up on your history facts. Full story...
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Jonathan Cooper and Casey Barth to the NFL? WWAY's goes to Chapel Hill for "Pro Day"

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videoFive years ago Hoggard's Jonathan Cooper made a prediction to WWAY on what his football future would be after graduating from high school. Find out if his wish came true. WWAY made the trip to Chapel Hill on Tuesday in order to follow Cooper's transition to the NFL. We also caught up with Casey Barth who didn't receive as much attention from scouts. Plus more! Full story...
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Possible tax hike for businesses downtown

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video Plans to raise taxes in Wilmington's downtown business district to support downtown events and promotions has resurfaced. In 2010, Wilmington Downtown Incorporated planned to pitch the idea to City Council until some stakeholders rejected the idea. Full story...
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NC attorney who defended Jim Bakker dead at age 70

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Harold Bender, a defense attorney whose clients included former PTL evangelist Jim Bakker and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, has died. He was 70. Full story...
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Freight logistics company to expand in Mecklenburg

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A company which provides a variety of freight management services is planning to expand its national operations center in Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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