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Archive - May 2, 2013

WWAY's Thursday night sports - May 2; Jonathan Cooper visits Brigade Boys & Girls Club

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videoJonathan Cooper returned to his old stomping grounds exactly one week after being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. The former Hoggard Viking spoke to after school students at the Brigade Boys & Girls Club in Wilmington. On Thursday Topsail captured the East Central crown in baseball. We were in Hampstead for that. Plus more! Full story...
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UNC-Chapel Hill to compensate Folt $520K, benefits

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The incoming chancellor of the country's oldest public university will enjoy several benefits beyond her $520,000 annual salary when she moves from the Ivy League to North Carolina this summer. Full story...
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Senate agrees to hike boat fees for dredging costs

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Boat owners across North Carolina would face higher fees to pay for coastal dredging projects thanks to legislation that received a preliminary OK from the state Senate. Full story...
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House OKs bill allowing fewer runoff voting sites

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Lots of North Carolina legislators believe counties should be able to scale back voting locations during runoff elections to save money and administrative headaches. Full story...
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NC district attorneys present plan for safer state

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District Attorneys across North Carolina came to Charlotte Thursday to push for a safer state. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: 2013 Cape Fear Comedy Festival

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videoHave you heard the one about George Elliott walking into a bar? The fourth annual Cape Fear Comedy Festival is underway in Wilmington. Full story...
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Woman charged with gun at Whiteville High School

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videoA woman is in jail after police says she showed up on a school campus armed. Whiteville Police Lt. Marc McGee says Michelle Walling had gotten into a car accident, left the scene and drove to Whiteville High School. The other driver involved in the crash followed her to Whiteville High, where they got into an argument. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced to 50 years for robberies

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Federal prosecutors say a Wilmington man will spend more than 50 years behind bars after being convicted in January of robbery and other charges. Full story...
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Senate bill would remove class size cap, cut teacher aides

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videoA school budget bill in the General Assembly could make things even tougher on classroom teachers, and that could mean an impact on your child's education. Full story...
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Wilmington artist says 'Iron Man' star never paid for ordered painting

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videoRobert Downey Jr. might be saving the world one movie at a time, but a Wilmington man says the star does not fulfill all his promises. The artist says the Downey wanted him to do an "Iron Man" painting, then never picked it up or paid for it. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission schedules special meeting on Berger amotion

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The New Hanover County Commission has scheduled a special meeting later this month to consider a petition of amotion against Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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Leland man charged with raping pregnant woman during break-in

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A Leland man is in jail without bond accused of breaking into a home and raping a pregnant woman. Full story...
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WPD charges five after month-long drug operation

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Five men are in jail on drug charges after the Wilmington Police Department's Special Operations Division wrapped up a month-long operation in the area of 11th and Orange Streets yesterday. Full story...
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Former interim superintendent leaving Pender Co. Schools

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An administrator who once led Pender County Schools on an interim basis is leaving the school district. This week the Pender County Board of Education accepted the resignation of Assistant Superintendent Rachel Manning. Full story...
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Pickey to take driving class, case deferred until summer

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Prosecutors today agreed to defer charges against WWAY News Director Scott Pickey until July. In the meantime Pickey will complete a driving class. Full story...
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