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Archive - May 6, 2013

WWAY's Monday night sports - May 6; Hunter Ridge suspended by UNCW & Otis Nixon arrested

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videoUNCW's career hits leader has been suspended from the team. Slugger Hunter Ridge has played his last game as a Seahawk. Columbus County native Otis Nixon was arrested over the weekend outside Atlanta on drug charges. Nixon played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball. Plus more! Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DBA leaders tight lipped on misuse of public funds

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The Downtown Business Alliance has three board members on a task force to help market Downtown Wilmington with the Bring It! Downtown campaign. Full story...
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NC loan interest changes given final Senate OK

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Senate legislation sought by North Carolina's consumer finance companies to increase interest rate limits on installment loans and charge late payment fees for the first time is now heading to the House. Full story...
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Late Sen. Ed Jones recalled by NC General Assembly

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Former legislative colleagues from both political parties are remembering state Sen. Ed Jones as a man of dignity who inspired loyalty and cared about education. Full story...
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NC Senate OKs more pension fund investment choice

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North Carolina lawmakers want to give state Treasurer Janet Cowell more flexibility in how to invest public employee pension funds. Full story...
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NC county votes to end Alcoa dam licensing fight

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Officials in the North Carolina county that's home to a closed Alcoa aluminum smelter are removing a hurdle to the corporation renewing a license for dams that once powered the plant and now produce electricity for sale. Full story...
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Police investigating after man shot in arm

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Police are investigating a shooting. Dispatch says a man was shot in the arm and has been taken to the hospital. Police responded to the area of 10th and Queen streets around 8:30 tonight. The call to police came in around 9:20. Full story...
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Surprise home makeover for Marine coming home

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video A local marine is coming home from overseas Tuesday to a surprise home makeover. The executive producers of "Home Again" have done backyard renovations on the marine's home whil ehe has been away at war. Full story...
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House bill would restrict species from commercial fishing, raise recreational license fees

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video Commercial fishing is a $180 million industry in North Carolina. Now a bill in the state House could filet a chunk of commercial fishing And turn it over to recreational anglers. Full story...
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2 Camp Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

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Two members of a Marine Corps Special Operations Battalion based at Camp Lejeune have been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NC Baptist chief Harris looking at US Senate bid

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The pastor of a large Charlotte church who is also president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention says he's prayerfully considering a 2014 bid for the US Senate seat held by Democrat Kay Hagan. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mayor responds to Bring It! Downtown spending problem

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video Wilmington City Council met for the first time today since a WWAY investigation uncovered big questions about the way a marketing group set up to bring people to downtown Wilmington spent public dollars. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council discusses public access TV channel

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video Wilmington City Council members continue to discuss bringing back a public access channel to our area. Both the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County provide local programming, but neither of them include a public access channel. Full story...
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Driver cited after crash with school bus

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video A New Hanover County school bus was involved in an accident with another car this morning. The crash happened around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Shipyard Blvd. and Independence Blvd. Full story...
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Man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend in Georgia arrested in Wilmington

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A man wanted for allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend in Georgia has been arrested in Wilmington. Full story...
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