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Archive - May 14, 2013

FIRST ON 3: Former Hoggard teacher indicted on three charges

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videoA New Hanover County grand jury has indicted a former Hoggard High School coach and teacher on three criminal counts. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fired 911 operator suspended earlier this year

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videoA 911 operator fired last week days after she handled a call during which a man was stabbed to death had been suspended earlier this year. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - May 14

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videoOn Tuesday we had more than our fair share of high school state playoff action for both baseball and softball. Click the play video icon to check it all out! On Tuesday the Coastal Carolina Chanticleer baseball team rocked UNCW 15-3 in the final non-conference game of the season. Plus more! Full story...
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More than 100 people meet to plan the future of Wilmington

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videoCity leaders are looking ahead to the future and the long-term growth of Wilmington. Full story...
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NC state personnel changes get initial House OK

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An effort by Gov. Pat McCrory's administration to rework North Carolina state government personnel laws has been given an initial OK by the House. Full story...
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NC man pleads to buying gun for terrorist jihad

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A North Carolina man who the FBI says spoke of killing U.S. Army soldiers as part of a personal jihad has pleaded guilty to possessing a stolen firearm. Full story...
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NC judge's order blocks Asheville water transfer

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A Wake County Superior Court judge has granted a temporary restraining order halting the city of Asheville's transfer of its water system to the Metropolitan Sewerage District. Full story...
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Surf City bumps beach tax rate up 10 cents

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video A dime increase on the property tax rate at Surf City will go to putting more sand on the beaches. Full story...
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Search suspended for missing swimmer; crews to resume search Wednesday morning

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videoA search for a missing swimmer has been called off for the night, according to Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Cindy Whitehead

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Teachers who care and stick with it are a special part of your child's education. And one student nominated a great one this week. Full story...
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Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy announcement hit close to home

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video Movie star Angelina Jolie's announcement she underwent a double mastectomy is making headlines. Experts says it is not uncommon for people to undergo a preventive double mastectomy, especially if they carry the BRCA gene like Jolie. People who carry the BRCA gene have an increased risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer. Full story...
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Children's Museum needs help for new exhibit

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videoThe Children's Museum of Wilmington wants your help raising money for a new Imagination Playground. Their goal is to reach more than $5,000 by Friday. Full story...
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NTSB wants to lower alcohol limits from .08 to .05

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video The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended the legal blood alcohol content for drivers be lowered from .08 to .05. The NTSB hopes to cut the nearly 10,000 deaths every year related to drunk driving. Full story...
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Senate bill could snuff out smoking bans at Wrightsville Beach, CFCC

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video Public smoking bans tend to spark emotions on both sides of the conversation, and that is certainly true at Wrightsville Beach, the first public beach in the state to ban smoking on the sand. Now a bill in the state Senate could send the ordinance up in smoke. Full story...
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Report: NC beaches, waterways had fourth most trash in US

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videoThe non-profit Ocean Conservancy's annual cleanup report ranks North Carolina fourth in the United States in the amount of waste picked up on public beaches and waterways. Full story...
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