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Archive - Aug 1, 2013

ONLY ON 3: Short staffing means OT piling up for WPD

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department needs more officers. In the meantime, current officers are stepping up and working longer hours than usual. That has some short on patience. Full story...
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UPDATE: Former sweepstakes employee speaks out

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video Earlier this week the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office confiscated 50 computers from Capital One Reward Zone on Market Street. The bust was a part of the Sheriff’s Office crack down on sweepstakes parlor. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - August 1

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videoWilmington's Cari Blalock finished in 4th place at the US Open Swimming Championships on Thursday. This was the first day of official high school football practice all across the state. The Wilmington Sharks clinched a playoff spot of Thursday. WWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard represented North Carolina as a starter in Thursday's all-star basketball game in Washington, D.C. Plus more! Full story...
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Army officer found guilty in Afghanistan shootings

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A jury at Fort Bragg has found an 82nd Airborne Division lieutenant guilty of two counts of murder in connection with a series of shootings in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Burmese refugees getting help from Raleigh school

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A group of students from a Christian school in Raleigh is expanding its relationship with the Burmese refugees they're trying to help assimilate to life in the U.S. Full story...
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Starnews: Key developer behind Bald Head Island dies at 94

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videoGeorge P. Mitchell died last Friday in Galveston, Texas. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Kids Making it

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videoKids making it in downtown Wilmington is a non-profit organization that focuses on woodworking programs for at-risk youth and they're always hard at work on something. Full story...
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Researchers develop new hurricane model

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videoResearchers at Coastal Carolina University introduced a new hurricane outlook model just in time for the peak of storm season. Scientists say the model HUGO stands out from other models Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA asks council for grant to keep staffer 'vital' to downtown safety

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video As the City of Wilmington works to make downtown safer, the prosecutor's office is on the verge of losing a position that District Attorney Ben David says could ruin the positive momentum. The DA wants Wilmington City Council to step up and help him ensure the safety of everyone who comes downtown. Full story...
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WPD: Driver charged with hit and run after hitting building

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videoA Leland woman is charged with hit and run after police say she crashed into a Wilmington apartment building early Monday morning. Full story...
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Several senior living facilities fined

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The NC Department of Health and Human Services has fined several senior living facilities in Wilmington. videoThe Commons at Brightmore paid the state $20,000 for failing to secure bed railings and supervise residents at risk for falls. The fine came after a resident died from their injuries. Full story...
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Carolina Beach upholds officer's firing

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videoA Carolina Beach Police officer fired a month ago after wrecking his cruiser in Pender County is off the job for good. Full story...
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NC shoppers gear up for final sales tax holiday

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North Carolina shoppers are about to go hunting for bargains on back-to-school items and other assorted goods in the annual sales tax holiday, but it could be their last such foray in the state. Full story...
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Former Brunswick Co. emergency services director to run for commission

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Former Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Randy Thompson wants to get back into county leadership. Thompson, a Republican, says he will run next year for the District 1 seat on the Brunswick County Commission. Full story...
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Cape Fear Literacy Council celebrates helping another 500 students

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videoThe Cape Fear Literacy Council hosted its 4th Annual Literacy Luncheon today. Almost 300 people came out for the event to celebrate all the organization does in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Full story...
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