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Archive - Sep 4, 2013

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - September 4

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videoThe UNCW men's soccer team is nationally ranked for the first time since 2010. We checked out practice on Wednesday in order to catch up with the Seahawks. The UNCW men's basketball schedule is set. We honored the West Bladen Knights with our high school football team of the week award. Plus more! Full story...
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Car crashes into BB&T on 17th Street

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videoA car crashed into the BB&T near Smithfields on 17th Street extension. Full story...
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Winston-Salem State to probe in-class campaigning

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The chancellor of Winston-Salem State University says a committee will look into allegations that a candidate campaigned for a city council seat during a political science class. Full story...
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Fixture maker to expand in Beaufort County

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A company that makes fixtures for companies worldwide says it's expanding its operations in Beaufort County. Full story...
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Ex-Raleigh mayor Meeker weighs bid for NC governor

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Former Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker says he is weighing a bid for North Carolina governor in 2016. Full story...
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Man struck by lightning and survives

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video A man visiting Surf City with his wife was struck by lightning on Monday. Police say Demitri Khorokhorimn actually died, but the quick response of strangers, helped bring him back to life. Full story...
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Rapper's mother wants to help stop gun violence

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videoThe mother of a popular rapper might be coming to Wilmington to help stop the gun violence. Snoop Dogg also known as Snoop Lion's mother Beverly Broadus Green said she wants to come to the Port City this fall to talk to area kids and gangs about how important it is to make good choices in life. Full story...
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Murder suspect out on bail arrested on heroin charges in court

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videoPolice arrested Hines this morning when he showed up for court on other drug charges. He was arrested in September of 2011 for the murder of 23-year-old Cornelius Blanks. Hines was out on bond for that murder charge. Full story...
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Spanish attack on Brunswick thwarted

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On September 4, 1748, sailors from two Spanish ships came ashore and attacked the town of Brunswick. Terrified at the sight of Spanish ships in the Cape Fear River, the residents of the port town gathered as many of their possessions as possible and fled. Full story...
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Carolina fishermen learn to deal with deadly lionfish

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They were first found off Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico about 30 years ago but now are common off the Carolinas as well. They have no natural predators in the ocean and scientists say only humans can control the invasion. Full story...
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Several cars set on fire and vandalized at Isaac's Auto and Towing

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videoThe owner of an auto shop spent his labor day sweeping up glass, and picking through the charred remains of vandalized cars at his shop off Market Street. Owner, Isaac Rodriguez says he just opened his shop a few months ago, but after several cars were vandalized over the weekend, he says he is struggling to pick up the pieces. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Man files federal lawsuit against Leland, former cops

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videoA man Leland Police arrested during a June 2011 domestic situation has filed a federal lawsuit against the town and the two former police officers involved in the incident. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Shipwreck exposed at Wrightsville Beach

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video The discovery of a lifetime. A local man finds a newly exposed shipwreck while fishing at Wrightsville Beach. Hear the story of the wreck. Full story...
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Wilmington author's book becomes TV series

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video UNCW graduate and award-winning poet Jason Mott is living the dream... Literally Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Brita Clarkson

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videoA former teacher partner nominated Brita Clarkson for Teacher of the Week. Clarkson teaches eighth grade at New Hanover County's Williston Middle School and says she tries to make the classroom feel like home, by providing school supplies for students and decorating her room with positive messages. Full story...
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