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Archive - May 21, 2013

ONLY ON 3: NC law doesn't address harassment claims against office holder

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video New Hanover County Commissioners say harassment claims and safety concerns by staff were a big reason they voted Brian Berger off the commission yesterday. But there are still questions about whether the process of amotion was the proper way to deal with those issues. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - May 21

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videoOn Tuesday the North Brunswick Scorpions advanced in the state baseball playoffs. Trask advanced in the softball playoffs. Ashley High has a new head basketball coach. NC State football coach Dave Doeren rolled into Wilmington to meet with the Wilmington Wolfpack Club. UNCW racked up at the CAA baseball awards banquet. The Bobcats will be the Hornets soon. Plus more! Full story...
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Wilmington City Council talks taxes, budget and sewage

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videoThe Wilmington City Council gave its official approval to a bill passed by the North Carolina General Assembly during Tuesday’s meeting. Full story...
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Wilmington woman responds to Oklahoma disaster

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videoWWAY talked by phone to Wilmington resident and American Red Cross Communications Director for Eastern NC Autum Mihm about her experience in the tornado-torn town of Moore, OK. Full story...
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Crash sends two to the hospital

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videoA two-vehicle car crash sent two woman to the hospital Tuesday evening. Full story...
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NC Medicaid shortfall now $330 million-plus

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The North Carolina office that oversees Medicaid says the funding shortfall for the government health insurance program is more than $330 million. Full story...
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ARC of NC leader going to state government post

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A longtime advocate for people with mental disabilities in North Carolina is joining state government as the director of the agency that oversees services for them and others with mental illness or alcohol or drug abuse problems. Full story...
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Prosecutors end closing arguments in McNeill trial

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Prosecutors have completed their closing arguments in the trial of a man accused of the rape and murder of a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl. Full story...
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Michael Jordan: Bobcats changing name to Hornets

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Bobcats owner Michael Jordan says he's changing his team's name to the Charlotte Hornets. Full story...
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Officer involved in two crashes releases medical info

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video A Wilmington Police officer is still on administrative leave after not one but two car accidents last week, including one while she was on duty. Investigators think they have an idea what led to the single-car crashes involving Ofc. Adrienne Dillon. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Memo from UNCW chancellor to Board of Trustees regarding sports demonstration

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The following memo was sent by UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller today to the university's Board of Trustees regarding a planned demonstration Wednesday against a proposal to kill five athletic programs. We have requested an interview opportunity with the chancellor but haven't heard back. Full story...
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Local efforts aid Oklahoma tornado victims

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video Charities are working to provide relief efforts to people affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. The charity asks for financial donations to help the disaster relief to provide food, shelter and emotional support. They say they are working to mobilize volunteer resources. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFPUA chief offered job in Florida

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The only leader the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has ever have may be on the way out. CFPUA CEO Matt Jordan has completed negotiations to become the new GM for Tampa Bay Water in Florida, according to a news release from that utility. Full story...
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NPR science host Flatow visits WHQR

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video The host of the radio show "Science Friday" is in Wilmington to make appearances for WHQR. NPR science correspondent Ira Flatow has a weekly call-in radio program that connects listeners with scientists. Full story...
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Poll: Teens migrating from Facebook to Twitter

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Teens told researchers there were too many adults on Facebook and too much sharing of teenage angst and inane details like what a friend ate for dinner. Full story...
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