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Archive - Apr 25, 2013

Dozens line up for Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic Thursday

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videoFor the second year in a row, Cape Fear Community College will host the North Carolina Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - April 25

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videoOn Thursday Hoggard football coaches hosted a NFL Draft get together for former Hoggard Vikings football standout Jonathan Cooper. The UNC Tar Heel offensive guard was selected with the seventh overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. On Thursday we checked out baseball and softball from Leland between West Bladen and North Brunswick. Plus more! Full story...
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Cardinals take Cooper with 7th pick

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videoWilmington's Jonathan Cooper is now an Arizona Cardinal. The NFC West team selected the former Hoggard football standout with the 7th pick in the first round of Thursday's NFL Draft. Cooper recently completed a stellar career in Chapel Hill with the North Carolina Tar Heels. Full story...
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Deputies ask for help identifying robbery suspects

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating and identifying two suspects who robbed the Fairhaven Mini Mart in Leland on Wednesday. Full story...
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Drifter gets 4 life sentences, killed NC hikers

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A drifter previously convicted of killing and beheading hikers in Florida and Georgia will serve four additional life sentences for murdering a North Carolina couple in a national forest. Full story...
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NC Senate agrees hunters can use gun suppressors

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A bill allowing North Carolina hunters to install noise suppressors on their rifles or shotguns has passed the Senate, but not before some legislators made a racket about the issue. Full story...
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NC Senate wants cursive, times tables taught

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The General Assembly appears ready to pass a law requiring North Carolina public schools to teach old-school lessons of cursive writing and multiplication tables. Full story...
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Regal, Disney reach deal to keep 'Iron Man 3' on screens

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video"Iron Man 3" will be in both of Wilmington's movie theaters after all. Regal Entertainment Group announced a deal a deal with Walt Disney Studios this afternoon. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Hops of Spring Beer Festival

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video George Elliott gives us a preview of what to expect at Surf City's Hops of Spring Beer Festival. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighter fired after sex crime arrest

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videoA Wilmington firefighter arrested on a sexual assault charge in Virginia was fired from the Wilmington Fire Department last week, an official said Thursday. Full story...
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After WWAY story, stop sign up at 'dangerous' intersection

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videoPeople no longer need to worry about slamming on the brakes around the intersection near a new park behind Walmart in Leland. The change came after WWAY investigated the problem. Full story...
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Missions of Mercy to help hundreds in need of dental care

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videoCape Fear Community College hosts the North Carolina Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic tomorrow and Saturday. The two-day event at the Schwartz Center provides hundreds of economically disadvantaged people essential dental services. Full story...
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NYC Mayor: Boston suspect said NY was next target

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videoNew York City officials say the Boston Marathon bombing suspects intended to blow up their remaining explosives in Times Square. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly spoke at a briefing Thursday. Full story...
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McCrory unveils 'innovation center' for government

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Gov. Pat McCrory says a computer technology continuing education and testing center will ensure North Carolina state employees learn the latest technology and that products actually work before they're purchased for state government. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge back to normal after earlier problem

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videoThe bridgetender says things are back to normal at the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge after a technical problem caused the bridge to get stuck while trying to raise for a passing ship. Full story...
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