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Archive - Aug 2013

Power outage closes Wilmington Walmart for hours

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videoThe Walmart Supercenter on Sigmon Road in Wilmington was forced to close its doors after a power outage around 5 a.m. Full story...
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Man put in cell with, attacks suspect charged with trying to kill him

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video The past of two Bladen County men found them squaring off behind bars yesterday. Eric Bennett, 27, was arrested and charged with attempted murder back in February. Yesterday one of his alleged victims wound up in his jail cell. Full story...
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Discussions continue on how to protect, regulate mouth of Cape Fear River

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videoThe Cape Fear River is both an environmental resource and an economic engine in our area. A meeting today continued the discussion about how best to protect and regulate the mouth of the river and the area around it. Full story...
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Smithfield, Food Lion donate to Food Bank

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videoSmithfield and Food Lion donated 80,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. It will ultimately provide more than 300,000 meals to families in our area. Full story...
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NC panel dumps bid for trawler ban in sounds

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videoNorth Carolina's coastal fishing regulator is rejecting a proposal that would have banned shrimp boats from trawling in the region's rivers and sounds and forcing them into the open ocean. Full story...
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Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

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videoA federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research. Full story...
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Lane closures tonight on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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The NCDOT says there will be intermittent closures of both the east and westbound right lanes on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge tonight weather permitting. Full story...
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Police: Bar employees catch customers using counterfeit bills to buy drinks

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Police say employees at a bar downtown caught two customers using counterfeit money to buy drinks early Wednesday. Full story...
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Topsail Beach celebrates 50th Anniversary this weekend

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video The fun kicks off Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. with music by the Fantastic Shakers. Co-chair for the event Steve Smith stopped by the GMC studio to run through all the details. Full story...
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Residents near New River warned of loud explosions

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Officials at Camp Lejeune are warning nearby residents that they might hear periodic explosions as unexploded ordnance is destroyed. A spokesman says Marines are blowing up mostly old rifle and rocket grenades or mortar rounds used on the training ranges. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: A. David building

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videoSome buildings are old and some modern, this one is a little of each. The A. David building downtown is certainly historic; it has undergone quite a few changes in 100 years to become the place it is now. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - August 28

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videoWe honored Ashley High School with our high school football team of the week award on Wednesday. New Hanover football coach Kevin Motsinger provided insight to WWAY on Wednesday on the upcoming Clash of the Carolinas in Myrtle Beach. We also checked in with UNC's Larry Fedora and NC State's Dave Doeren as both coaches prepare for their season openers on the college gridiron. Plus more! Full story...
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Police say Gastonia man dismembered murder victim

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Authorities have charged a Gastonia man with first-degree murder after the say he beat another man to death and dismembered him with a hacksaw. Full story...
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Raleigh council gets earful about feeding homeless

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Members for the Raleigh City Council are getting an earful from residents upset that police officers threatened to arrest groups feeding the homeless sleeping in a downtown park. Full story...
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NC rural development center discusses its future

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Leaders of the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center are discussing the agency's future following a critical review of its operations. Full story...
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