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Archive - Jun 13, 2013

South Brunswick family celebrates life of fallen student

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video An entire community is in mourning following the tragic loss of a young man described as vibrant and uplifting. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - June 13

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videoThe Arizona Cardinals wrapped up mini-camp on Thursday. Wilmington's Jonathan Cooper continues to be impressive on the offensive line. The US Open Golf Tournament has been plagued by two rain delays. The first round will be completed on Friday. The Wilmington Sharks had a comfortable lead on Thursday, but the lead evaporated once the bullpen took over. Miami beat San Antonio on Thursday. It's now 2-2 in the NBA Finals. Plus more! Full story...
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Non-profit pushing to bring human trafficking movie to Port City

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video Human trafficking is a crime that happens across our world and right here in the Port City. A local non-profit is trying to spread awareness of this modern-day slavery through the movie 'Not Today.' Full story...
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NC State grad student's statistics project goes viral

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videoIt's an age old question… soda or pop? Now a doctoral student at NC State University has mapped out what people call things from different areas for a statistics class project. The results have gone viral. Full story...
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Pender Co. fire departments merger will mean tax hike

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video Pender County of residents could soon see a change in their emergency services. After a week of discussions Pender EMS and four other volunteer fire departments have tentatively agreed to merge. Full story...
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Suspects still at large after Creekwood shooting

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videoPolice are searching for two or three men they believe are responsible for a shooting today in Wilmington. The shooting happened this morning in the 1000 of Emory Street in the Creekwood Community. Witnesses say it all started when a Toyota Solara pulled over to talk to a man on the street. Full story...
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'Eastbound & Down' shoots in downtown Wilmington

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videoHBO's "Eastbound & Down" is back in Hollywood East shooting its fourth and final season. The show's cast and crew used Pravda, a dance club on N. Front Street, and the Hilton hotel on Water Street as locations for the show today. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies ask for help finding missing teen

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing 15-year-old boy. Ian Vanderhaar, a white male, approximately 6'0", 145 pounds, was last seen wearing a red shirt, plaid shorts, white sneakers and backpack. He was last seen Sunday at his grandmother's home in the 4800 block of Milford Rd. Full story...
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All of NC out of drought, dry conditions for first time in three years

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videoFor the first time in more than three years, North Carolina is not experiencing drought or abnormally dry conditions, according to the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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WDI walking tour to highlight impact of urban renewal downtown

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WDI's event will feature a unique collaboration between WDI CEO John Hinnant and retired New Hanover County Librarian Beverly Tetterton, a local historian. While walking and talking about the urban renewal that has taken place, photos will be on display to showcase the impacts of urban renewal on Wilmington's historic downtown. Full story...
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Wilmington Police hope to help parents with problem children

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If you need help keeping your child out of trouble, you might want to stop by a free seminar at the Wilmington Police Department Saturday. video Full story...
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Do you say soda, Coke or pop? NC State grad student creates maps of regional dialects that take Internet by storm

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A New Jersey native who swapped “hoagies” for “sub” sandwiches when he came to N.C. State University for graduate school has found himself in the international limelight in the past week thanks to his detailed maps that illustrate speech patterns across the nation. Full story...
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Wilmington Baptist pastor says church won't drop Boy Scout troop

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videoThe Southern Baptist Convention has approved a resolution opposing the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay scouts. The resolution also calls on the Boy Scouts to remove executive and board leaders who tried to allow gays as both members and leaders without consulting the religious groups that sponsor scout troops. Full story...
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BUCKLEY'S BLOG: Severe weather threat across NC tonight

High heat and humidity are setting the stage for what could be an outbreak of damaging winds tonight across North Carolina.