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Archive - Sep 9, 2013

WWAY's Monday night sports - September 9

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videoRyan Newman is replacing Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship as part of NASCAR'S penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend's race at Richmond. In the NFL Philadelphia defeated Washington. Plus more! Full story...
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NOAA opens discussion on critical Loggerhead habitat

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video A meeting about the future of Loggerhead turtles on North Carolina beaches brought dozens out of their shell onto the campus of UNC-Wilmington. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger files motion for county to pay legal fees

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video Last week Brian Berger got his seat on the New Hanover County Commission. Now he wants the county to pay for the legal fight. Full story...
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Controversial author named to UNC-TV board

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A Greensboro author who is a critic of same-sex marriage and has written an article calling President Barack Obama a dictator has been named to the UNC-TV Board of Trustees. Full story...
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Catawbas file application for NC casino project

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The Catawba Indian Nation is filing an application with federal officials to build a North Carolina gambling casino that the tribe says will create thousands of new jobs. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority CEO asks for leave of absence after another DWI arrest

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videoFor the second time since taking over as CEO of the Wilmington Housing Authority, Michael Krause has been arrested for DWI. Full story...
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CFPUA mulls cuts after rainy summer led to lower revenue

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videoWhile many coastal businesses say a rainy summer did not dampen their bottom line, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority saw revenues recede with the rising water. Full story...
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$500,000 bond for suspect in Brunswick Co. church break-ins

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A Brunswick County man is in jail charged with breaking into two churches. Deputies say Charles Joseph Williams, 41, took a safe and a container of coins from Oak Grove Baptist Church, and a bag of pennies Harvest Fellowship Church September 1. Full story...
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Proposed sea turtle protections could mean more red tape for beaches

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videoSome federal agencies are stepping up and proposing new ways to protect loggerhead sea turtles. But the possible new regulations are getting strong opposition from area beaches. Full story...
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Work continues on Wilmington 9/11 memorial

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videoCrews continue to work on the September 11 Memorial at Wilmington's Empie Park fire station. Firefighters and other volunteers are working to get the memorial ready for its dedication Wednesday. Full story...
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Riverfest worries about future after losing big sponsors

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video For more than three decades Riverfest has been a fall tradition in Wilmington. But the future of the annual event is in question. Full story...
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Wilmington man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2011 killing

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videoA Wilmington man charged with murder in a fatal 2011 shooting, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge last week. Eric Bryant, 36, pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the killing of Harold Davis II on May 1, 2011 on Truesdale Road. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man sentenced for gun and drug crimes

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videoA federal judge has sentenced a Columbus County man to nearly five years in prison on drug and gun charges. Jason Antwan Williams, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this year to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Full story...
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CFCC students make first training trip on R/V Cape Hatteras

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video Cape Fear Community College's new research vessel the Cape Hatteras set sail today on its first student training voyage. A group of 17 students and crew are on a four-day training exercise. Full story...
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NC National Guard to recognize same-sex marriages

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The North Carolina National Guard will begin recognizing same-sex marriages. Lt. Col. Maury A. Williams said Monday the guard will abide by US Department of Defense orders extending federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of uniformed service members. Full story...
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