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Archive - Jun 4, 2013

FIRST ON 3: Sources say police department arrested wrong man in Hillcrest murder case

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video A family member tells WWAY that the suspect arrested in a Friday night murder in Wilmington could soon be released from jail if the murder charges against him are dropped. Full story...
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City modifies zoning for gated apartments

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video Also at Tuesday night's City Council meeting a public hearing looked at a zoning ordinance off of Greenway Avenue. Full story...
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City OKs upgrade of downtown video system

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video At Tuesday night’s meeting City Council appropriated about 33 thousand dollars for the Wilmington Police Department to enhance the downtown camera system. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - June 4; Rendleman explores pro basketball options

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videoKeith Rendleman is UNCW's all-time leader in rebounds and blocked shots. John Rendleman recently caught up with Keith Rendleman to discuss Keith's pro basketball options. Plus more! Full story...
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No tax increase in Wilmington budget

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video Wilmington City Council voted in favor of no property tax increase in next year's budget at Tuesday night's meeting. The nearly $88 million dollar budget was designed to maintain core services. It also includes a 2 percent pay raise for all employees and funds a 1.5 percent merit raise for eligible employees. Full story...
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NC appeals judges want current campaign system

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Nearly all current North Carolina's Court of Appeals members want the General Assembly to keep their elections officially nonpartisan and preserve the voluntary public financing program for appellate court candidates. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jones takes stand, recounts shooting

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video A man accused of the shooting death of his estranged wife was back on the witness stand today in Columbus County. He and his attorney tell a much different story about what happened that day. Full story...
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Vandals target mailboxes in Brunswick Co. neighborhood

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videoIt was likely a childhood prank, but a major inconvenience for more than a dozen families in Brunswick County. Investigators are trying to find three teens they say damaged mail boxes in Supply. Meanwhile the victims wait for justice to be delivered. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man arrested for allegedly taking pictures up women's skirts

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video Could you be a victim of a peeping tom? A New Hanover County man is out of jail after being arrested for allegedly taking inappropriate pictures of women around town. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation 2013 annual awards honor preservationists

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The Historic Wilmington Foundation Preservation Awards recognized restoration, rehabilitation, compatible new development, as well as preservation leadership and individual contributions to the field. Full story...
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Suspect takes off, deputy shoots and kills dog

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Brunswick County deputies are looking for a man who ran after they tried to serve warrants and wound up killing his dog. Full story...
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Harris Teeter affected by recall of frozen berries linked to Hep A outbreak

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North Carolina-based Harris Teeter says its stores have been impacted by a recall of a frozen berry blend linked to an outbreak of Hepatitis. Full story...
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ACLU: Marijuana arrests in NC racially biased

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The American Civil Liberties Union says new figures show arrests for marijuana possession are racially biased in the country and North Carolina, where blacks account for 50 percent of the arrests while comprising 22 percent of the population. Full story...
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Former ABC chief's conviction appeal denied

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videoThe North Carolina Court of Appeals has denied an appeal by the former head of New Hanover County's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board convicted nearly two years ago for obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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NC trial looking at role of race in redistricting

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Current and former Democratic state legislators are testifying at a trial where judges are weighing arguments whether the redistricting maps drawn by North Carolina Republicans in 2011 are legal or should be thrown out. Full story...
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