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Archive - Sep 6, 2013

WWAY's Friday night sports - September 6

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videoWeek three of the high school football season is complete. We had highlights from West Bladen-Whiteville, West Brunswick-North Myrtle Beach, North Brunswick-East Columbus, Hoggard-Purnell Swett, Laney-Clinton and West Columbus-Trask. Friday's 5th Quarter also included a surprise stadium dedication at Hoggard. It's now Scott Braswell Stadium. We also showcased the Topsail-White Oak game in the 5th Quarter Extra. Plus more! Full story...
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4 wounded in shooting at NC anti-violence vigil

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say four people were shot and wounded when gunfire broke out at an anti-violence vigil. Full story...
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Filing period ends for victims in Ponzi scheme

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More than 170,000 victims of the Zeek Rewards pyramid scheme have filed restitution claims, but it's not clear how much they will get or when they will be paid. Full story...
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Wilmington man accused of setting cars on fire

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Police said Jason Neil Davis, 28, vandalized and or set fire to 12 cars at Isaac's Auto and Towing on Market Street around 9 p.m. Sunday. Full story...
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Man charged in toddler's death in Statesville

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A man has been arrested in the death of a 17-month old toddler in Statesville. Police say Leland Washington died Monday, five days after he was attacked. Full story...
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Western NC fire chief fired after DWI charge

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The chief of a fire department in Buncombe County has been fired after being arrested on a drunken driving charge. Full story...
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Brian Berger releases statement on his return to the New Hanover County Commission

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video Brian Berger statement regarding Judge Gale issued Order, dated September 5, 2013: "I'm grateful to have been reinstated to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners I was elected to and continuing to fulfill the public service and civic obligation that compelled me to sacrifice so much for the greater good. Full story...
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Governor defends staffing choices

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videoGovernor Pat McCrory has come under fire for staffing choices he's made in the last several weeks. Last month the Governor promoted two men, in their twenties, who served as aides during his campaign to the Department of Health and Human Services. Full story...
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Republican Commissioners speak out on Berger ruling

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video A day after a North Carolina judge restored Brian Berger’s commissioner’s seat chairman Woody White fired back during a news conference. Full story...
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Governor announces school safety task force

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videoFriday morning at Hoggard High School, Governor Pat McCrory announced a new task force as part of the Center for Safer Schools. The task force will not only focus on security in schools, but student's mental health as well. It will be comprised of 20 people including students, parents, mental health workers, teachers, and law enforcement. Full story...
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Southport girl makes a wish to go to Disney

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videoOne little girl's dream to go to Disney is coming true thanks to Live Oaks Bank, who sponsored the trip. Six-year-old Dacey Houghtaling has been fighting Congenital Heart Disease since birth. Her mother says it has been a rough road trying to take care of her and provide her with a normal childhood the last six years. Full story...
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Center creates new jobs, lowers business costs

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videoA new UNCW development will raise awareness of great starter companies that are right in our backyard. The Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship opened off of South College Road near Cookout Thursday night, and is already creating new local jobs. Full story...
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Police investigate bank robbery

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videoWilmington Police are investigating a robbery at New Bridge Bank on South College Road. Police say the robbery happened at 11:22 a.m. Full story...
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HAPPENING NOW: Boil advisory issued for some city residents

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Sensitive water main repair requires advisory for multiple city blocks: 1400 and 1500 blocks of Queen Street, 600 through 800 blocks of S. 15th Street, 700 and 800 blocks of S. 14th Street, 1418 Castle Street and 1414 Wooster Street Full story...
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While in Wilmington, DHHS Secretary Wos refuses to answer questions about paying consultant $228,000; sends email to lawmakers

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Department of Health and Human Services Director Aldona Wos was in Wilmington Friday with Governor Pat McCrory to announce a new safe school task force. While here, we wanted to follow up with her regarding a story in this morning's Raleigh News and Observer that her office paid a consultant $228,000 over eight months. Full story...
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