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Archive - Aug 2013

Happening This Weekend: Last Chance for White Pants Gala

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videoHappening this weekend is the Last Chance for White Pants Gala to raise funds for Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Lifecare Center. Full story...
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Brunswick County students head to school, buses back in action

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videoIt’s the final few hours of summer for Brunswick County students, and big preparations are in order to make sure the first day flows smoothly. Brunswick County students head back to school tomorrow, but getting there can be a pain, especially on the first day. Luckily, one man says he has the solution. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - August 25; Blizzard heads to Italy for another hoops season

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videoWWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard will be taking another leave of absence from Wilmington in order to play professional basketball in the Italian Basketball League. Blizzard departed Wilmington on Saturday. The Italian season runs through April. Ciao! Plus more! Full story...
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Season ending injury for Jonathan Cooper?

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First it was Connor Barth. Now former Hoggard football standout Jonathan Cooper is injured. The 2013 first round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals broke his left leg Saturday night. Cooper and Barth are both Hoggard & UNC graduates. Full story...
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Cash runs out during gun buyback

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videoIf you didn't line up early, you didn't get a shot at cash for guns this weekend in Wilmington. Organizers scheduled the Proutey-Greene Gun Buyback effort from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, but the money was gone shortly after the event kicked off at all three locations. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: The Arctic Ocean ice melt accelerating

Even more evidence is in, and it’s solid science, from numerous agencies, and from all political persuasions.  The Arctic Ocean expansive ice shield is shrinking, and shrinking extremely

WWAY's Friday night sports - August 23

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videoThe first week of the high school football regular season is not over yet. The vast majority of the teams had to suspend play due to lightning. Some of the football games will resume on Saturday. Others will be finished on Monday. Full story...
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Brunswick County deputy arrested, fired for prostitution

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videoA deputy with the Brunswick County Sheriff's office has been arrested. Full story...
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Downtown Sundown Concert features Katy Perry Tribute Band

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videoAt the Downtown Sundown Concert Friday night, people of all ages, and many tweens enjoyed the sounds of Katy Perry, Pink and Adele. Full story...
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House hit by lightning, fire crew on scene

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A house was struck by lightning and caught fire on Pitch Pine Court. Full story...
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Back Door Kitchen Tour Art Unveiling

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videoThe residents of Old Wilmington unveiled the featured artwork for the 8th annual Back Door Kitchen Tour that's coming in October. Full story...
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Goolsby: Local government, not state, to blame for low education spending

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video As local education administrators call for state lawmakers to increase spending in schools, Sen. Thom Goolsby says the group he affectionately calls "educrats" needs to do its homework. But educators say it's the senator who needs to check his facts. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Man found dead at Carolina Beach killed himself

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videoPolice say a man found dead at Carolina Beach likely killed himself. Investigators are working to identify the man, who they say turtle patrol found dead in the surf on Carolina Beach early Friday morning. Full story...
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Dozens hurt, 1 critical in National Guard bus crash in Iredell Co.

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A bus carrying National Guardsmen has overturned in Iredell County Friday afternoon, officials said. The accident happened on Highway 150/152, just east of Mooresville. Full story...
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NC governor clears out remaining pending bills

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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the remaining bills on his desk from the General Assembly's recent session except for one he plans to let become law without his signature. Full story...
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