Archive - Aug 16, 2013
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WWAY's Friday night sports - August 16
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 11:22pm.

videoThe high school football season is here. Despite the rain the BB&T Jamboree was played as scheduled at Legion Stadium in Wilmington on Friday night. Check out the first 5th Quarter of 2013. In baseball Wilmington Post 10 won their opening game at the American Legion World Series. Post 10 will face Louisiana on Saturday in a winner's bracket contest.

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UPDATE: SBI investigates deputy-involved shooting in Castle Hayne
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 10:04pm.

videoThe suspect in a deputy-involved shooting Friday faces charges now. Darius Terrell Hester is charged with attempted 1st degree murder and assault with a weapon on a government official.

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McCrory defends big salaries to ex-campaign staff
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 9:37pm.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is defending the big government salaries and raises granted to two young Republicans who worked on his 2012 campaign.

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AG asks NC's top court to decide on Peterson trial
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 9:35pm.

North Carolina's attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to decide whether a novelist should get a new trial in his wife's death.

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Investigation continues into New Hanover Co. sweepstakes parlor
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 4:15pm.

videoWarrants have been issued for two of the co-owners of a sweepstakes parlor New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies busted last month.

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FIRST ON 3: City of Wilmington stops funding 'Bring It! Downtown'
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 3:57pm.

videoThe City of Wilmington will no longer fund the "Bring It! Downtown" initiative. In an email sent Thursday, city spokesman Dylan Lee says the Downtown Business Alliance, Wilmington Downtown Inc. and the city couldn't come to a consensus on a letter of agreement.

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State suing Sutton Electric Plant/Duke Energy
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 3:45pm.

The state has filed two lawsuits for injunctive relief against Duke Energy Progress Inc. and Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC for claims related to the discharge of wastewater from the utility’s North Carolina coal ash impoundments that were not included in the state’s earlier legal actions.

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Pender Co. teacher drowned while paddleboarding
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 3:18pm.

videoA Pender County teacher drowned earlier this week. The Sheriff's Office says the family of Amanda Perkins reported her missing early Thursday morning after she did not come home from paddleboarding along a creek off the Intracoastal Waterway near Hampstead.

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