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Archive - Jun 25, 2013

ONLY ON 3: 40 years later, Vietnam vet gets Bronze Star

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videoIt's a military honor four decades overdue. Lost in paper work for years, a Leland man discovered accidentally he was awarded one of the army's top honors, which he finally received today. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - June 25

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videoFormer New Hanover basketball standout Kenny Gattison has been named as an assistant basketball coach for the Pheonix Suns. Gattison played for Phoenix from 1986-1989. Commissioner John Swofford put the ACC in the spotlight for a news conference at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. The Wilmington Sharks dropped a close baseball game at home against Morehead City. Plus more! Full story...
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Cutter Diligence returns home, marks last mission for commander

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video It was a night of celebration on Wilmington's riverfront. The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to its homeport after a 43-day patrol on the Atlantic Ocean. While at sea, the Cutter Diligence embarked 65 migrants after they tried to illegally reach the U.S. and support a long-range medevac of a sick mariner. Full story...
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General accused of sex assault wants Panetta email

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Lawyers representing a U.S. Army general facing sexual assault charges are asking a military judge to force prosecutors to turn over any e-mails related to the case sent or received by former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Full story...
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Rocky Mount tax preparer arrested on felony counts

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A Rocky Mount tax preparer is facing felony charges of filing fraudulent tax returns. The N.C. Department of Revenue said Tuesday it has filed charges of aiding or assisting in the preparation of fraudulent individual income tax returns against 36-year-old Myesha Harrington Moore. Full story...
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Ex-Cherryville police chief accepts plea agreement

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The former police chief of Cherryville has pleaded guilty to charges of embezzlement. Woody Burgess entered his plea in federal court Tuesday as part of an arrangement. He will be sentenced at a later date. Full story...
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Catching Up With Kelly: Summer Beach Wear

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video It's that time of the year. Time to put on your bathing suit and enjoy fun in the sun. But ladies, you know everyone has a different body type. Full story...
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Fewer foreclosures, increased new home sales fueling housing market

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videoForeclosure rates are down and continue to fall in Wilmington. Meanwhile new home sales are up across the country. Full story...
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Berger gets court date, commissioners must wait to fill seat

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videoBrian Berger will get a chance next month to argue his case against the amotion hearing that ousted him from office. In the meantime, the New Hanover County Commission must wait to fill his seat. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mobile apps tip drivers to police checkpoints

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video In today's world social media constantly changes the way things around us work. But are new apps affecting the way that local law enforcement does its job? Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation adds sites to list of threatened historic places

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videoThe Historic Wilmington Foundation announced its 2013 Most Threatened Historic Places List today. Executive Director George Edwards says it is vitally important to preserve these buildings for future generations. Full story...
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Store clerk fends off would-be robber with spray cleaner

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video A Brunswick County store clerk fended off a would-be robber this weekend with an interesting tool. Full story...
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Cree employee, Obama 'friend' facing drug charges

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A manager at Cree Inc., who once introduced then-presidential candidate Sen. Barrack Obama during a 2008 visit to the Durham-based company, is facing drug trafficking charges. Full story...
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Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases

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The US Army is slashing the number of combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the county as it moves forward with the long-planned move to cut the size of the service by 80,000. Full story...
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NC charter oversight board pulled by House panel

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An effort to create a state panel separate from North Carolina's State Board of Education to oversee charter schools is apparently over in favor of beefing up a current advisory panel. Full story...
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