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Archive - Jul 5, 2013

WWAY's Friday night sports - July 5

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videoWilmington Post 10 and Hampstead Post 167 both won legion baseball playoff games on Friday. The Wilmington Sharks also won on Friday. Plus more! Full story...
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Four drownings this week have Brunswick Co. visitors on alert

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videoAnother drowning in Brunswick County yesterday brings the total this week to four. Randall Joyce drowned at Holden Beach after getting caught in a rip current with his family. The news has many tourists on edge. Full story...
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1 dead, 1 hurt after boat collision

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videoOne person is dead and another injured after two boats collided on the Northeast Cape Fear River. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Caswell

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videoIt's the forgotten fort of our area, but Fort Caswell has a storied past. The old fort, made of brick, was built in 1828 for coastal defense, decades before its partner to the east Fort Fisher. Full story...
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Heavy rain triggers flooding

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Heavy showers and thunderstorms are continuing to cause problems in some North Carolina communities. Full story...
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Founder of Parker's Barbecue in Wilson dies

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The third of three men who founded a restaurant in Wilson that became a stop for barbecue lovers across the country has died at the age of 89. Full story...
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NC Senate abortion bill set for House panel debate

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A North Carolina House panel is scheduled to review a bill approved by the Senate this week that would implement new state rules on abortions. Full story...
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Leader of NC polygamist sect gets 2 life terms

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The former leader of a polygamist cult in North Carolina has been sentenced to two life terms for the shooting deaths of a 4-year-old boy he believed to be gay and a woman who sought to leave. Full story...
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Chuck Carree, longtime sports writer, to retire

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videoAn era ends Saturday night, both at the StarNews and in Southeastern North Carolina sports. Sportswriter Chuck Carree will head off to cover a Wilmington Hammerheads soccer game at Legion Stadium. He'll file his story, probably well ahead of deadline as usual. Full story...
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UPDATE: Four people safe after boat runs aground off Carolina Beach

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videoNew Hanover County Dispatch says all the people aboard a boat that ran aground off Carolina Beach are safe and back on land. Full story...
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