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Archive - May 16, 2013

Pender collision sends four to hospital

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video A head on collision on NC 50 near Maple Hill sent four people to the hospital. Two good Samaritans pulled three people from one of the cars. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - May 16

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videoOn Thursday we provided a detailed preview of Friday's state playoff action for baseball, soccer and softball. The teams that remain alive in the playoffs are within an earshot of state title action. On Thursday the UNCW men's golf team finished first round play in their NCAA regional in 8th place. Plus more! Full story...
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Bill to close NC Medicaid shortfall passes House

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North Carolina legislators are prepared to give the state Medicaid agency access to another $400 million through next month to close a shortfall and repay drug rebates to the federal government. Full story...
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Autopsy details NC woman's body in towed car

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An autopsy shows the body of a Clayton woman found inside her car after it was towed to an impound lot had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, and suggests she may not have lived long after the crash. Full story...
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Deputies arrest alleged bank robber

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office arrested a man who allegedly robbed a Sneads Ferry bank this afternoon. Full story...
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Seahawk Club members speak out on proposed cuts

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video UNCW Athletics is still reacting to a committee’s recommendation to cut five athletic programs and the idea has caught the attention of some boosters. Full story...
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Police: Firefighter arrested in BSL prostitution case; cop was robbed during encounter

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video Police say two more people have been arrested in connection with a prostitution case in Boiling Spring Lakes, including a firefighter. Meanwhile, investigators say a police officer arrested in the case was robbed during the incident in question. Full story...
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Hampstead man, daughter wanted for incest, other charges

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Pender County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a Hampstead man and his daughter wanted for incest Detectives are looking for Robert Lee Earley Jr., 51, and his daughter Natalie Sheree Earley, 25. Investigators say the Earleys lived at 102 Doe Court. Full story...
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Retired NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dead of apparent suicide

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Retired racecar driver Richard "Dick" Trickle, 71, died Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Lincoln County officials. Full story...
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Still no sign of missing swimmer in Holden Beach

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videoCrews spent a second full day searching for the missing swimmer who disappeared Tuesday evening near Holden Beach. Full story...
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UNCW Softball team starts petition to save program

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video UNCW Softball is one of the programs on the chopping block. It's asking supporters to step up to the plate. Team members have organized an online petition in hopes of saving their up-and-coming team. Full story...
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CFCC fundraiser brings in more than $500,000

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Business leaders and community members came together to raise money for Cape Fear Community College today. Full story...
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All lanes of Snow's Cut Bridge back open in time for summer

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video Drivers trying to get to and from Pleasure Island are getting a break from traffic tie-ups. All four lanes on Snow's Cut Bridge are back open, and just in time for the summer rush. Full story...
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NC nuclear plant shut down after crack discovered

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Operators have shut down a North Carolina nuclear plant after finding tiny marks of corrosion and cracking that need repair. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the health and safety of employees or the public are not affected. Full story...
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Effort to block beach smoking ban stalls

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A bill that would have snuffed out local municipalities' rights to limit outdoor smoking hit a significant snag Thursday and is not likely to advance this session. Full story...
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