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Archive - May 29, 2013

FIRST ON 3: Injured six-foot long alligator removed from MLK Parkway

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videoNew Hanover County Dispatch has confirmed that a six-foot long alligator was safely removed near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Wednesday evening. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - May 29

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks won their home opener on Wednesday night at Buck Hardee Field. The Sharks are off to a 2-0 start. The Portland Timbers beat the Wilmington Hammerheads in the US Open Cup. UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller plans to announce his decision on Thursday about whether to cut sports programs from the school's athletic department. Plus more! Full story...
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StarNews: Former commissioner Berger wanted $60,000 to resign

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Everyone has a price and, after some cajoling, former New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger came up with his: somewhere around $60,000. Full story...
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NC Democrats hire new executive director

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A former administrator at the Vermont Democratic Party is the new executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Full story...
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NC group home residents rally at legislature

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Residents in adult group homes and their advocates say North Carolina legislators need to find a solution to ensure residents can keep receiving Medicaid coverage and ultimately remain in their homes. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Dudley Chadbourn House

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video Building History features a pre-civil war home, downtown in the historic district. Bill and Gail Massey are part of a house that has shared a lot of history in our city. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: TSA finds loaded gun at ILM checkpoint

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video For the fifth time this year, security screeners found a loaded weapon at a checkpoint at Wilmington International Airport yesterday. Full story...
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Former presidential yacht makes stop at Bald Head Island

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videoIt served as a patrol boat in World War II and later a presidential yacht. Now the Honey Fitz is making her way up the east coast on a good will tour. The crew stopped briefly at Bald Head Island. Full story...
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Man kayaks for local disaster relief

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video While some Red Cross volunteers are making their way back from Oklahoma, one man is traveling home after 12 days on the water where he aimed to make a difference from the inside of his kayak. Full story...
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NC Ports takes step toward wood pellet business

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video New business could be burning its way into the Port of Wilmington. After months of negotiations the North Carolina Ports Authority and wood pellet company Enviva are inching closer to a partnership. Full story...
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NC man gets prison time for tweeting Obama threats

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A North Carolina man is headed to prison for threatening President Barack Obama through Twitter during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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Pender Co. man sentenced to prison for sex crimes against children

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A Pender County man will spend about 35 years in prison for sex crimes against children, according to the District Attorney. Full story...
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School district suspends teacher arrested on drug charge

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video The New Hanover County school district has suspended a teacher under investigation after her arrest for drug possession. Full story...
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Former Brunswick commissioner Warren drops lawsuit

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Former Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren has dropped his lawsuit against other commissioners and county staff. Full story...
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Study shows economic impact of Battleship on Cape Fear area

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Research found that the USS North Carolina makes a significant and remarkably consistent contribution to the economy of its community. The significance of the ship's contribution to the regional economy was magnified by the "counter-cyclical" nature of its impact. Full story...
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