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Archive - 2013

Teacher of the Week: Kelly Feamster

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videoSeveral Brunswick County parents took the time to nominate one teacher for her exceptional work...with exceptional children. Mrs. Kelly Feamster works with kids with special needs, particularly children with autism. Full story...
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5th area restaurant target of late-night robbers

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videoFor at least the fifth time in the last several weeks, robbers have targeted an area restaurant late at night. This time Wilmington Police are looking for two men who robbed the Domino's on Carolina Beach Road just after midnight. Full story...
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Workers not happy as shutdown threatens jobs, pay

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video Federal workers at Sunny Point formed a picket line at the ammunition depot's main entrance today. For these members of the American Federation of Government Workers, it's their way of protesting a government shutdown that could send them home to wait for paychecks. Full story...
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Slice of Life to move across Market to old Rhino Club location

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videoJust two years after a gang leader was stabbed to death leaving the Rhino Club at 125 Market Street, a new tenant is moving in with hopes of restoring the building and its history. Full story...
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UPDATE: Road open after crash with tractor-trailer

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videoPolice reopened South front Street from Greenfield Avenue to Carolina Beach road after an accident. Full story...
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WPD spokeswoman refuses to let detective discuss string of restaurant robberies

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A Wilmington Police spokeswoman refuses to let an investigator talk to WWAY about a recent string of robberies targeting fast food restaurants at the end of their night. Full story...
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Federal shutdown scraps games at service academies

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The Defense Department says it has temporarily suspended all sports competitions at the service academies as a result of the partial government shutdown. The decision jeopardizes this weekend's football games - Air Force at Navy and Army at Boston College. Full story...
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Elizabethtown man arrested for food stamp fraud

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videoA Bladen County man is in jail charged with illegally selling a food stamp card. Elizabethtown Police arrested Richard Ziglar, 51, recently, and charged him with felony selling an Electronic Food and Nutrition Benefit (EBT) card. Full story...
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McCrory adviser questions Cooper's professionalism

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Gov. Pat McCrory's top legal adviser is questioning whether North Carolina's attorney general has compromised his ability to defend the state from a federal lawsuit alleging new Republican-backed voting changes are intended to suppress minority voter turnout. Full story...
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NC government responding to federal shutdown

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Potentially thousands of North Carolina state workers will be sent home or see hour and pay reductions as the federal government enters a partial shutdown because of the spending showdown between President Obama and Congress. Full story...
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ACLU concerned about Wilmington plan to ban gangs from parks

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videoThe American Civil Liberties Union says it has "serious concerns" about a proposal Wilmington City Council is considering that would ban gang members from city parks. If adopted, Wilmington would be the first city in the state to enact such a law. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds Grooms conviction

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videoThe North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man who hit and killed a father and son cycling in Wilmington while driving drunk. Full story...
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Burr closes district offices as government shutdown begins

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With a federal government shutdown underway, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has closed his district offices, including here in Wilmington. Burr has also closed his offices in Winston-Salem, Asheville, Gastonia and Rocky Mount. Full story...
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NC tourism official urges planning for travel

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With a federal government shutdown underway, officials in North Carolina are urging people who want to travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the fall foliage to consider making some plans. Full story...
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Greensboro school forfeits win; ends win streak

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A Greensboro high school has forfeited a win this season because it had an extra junior varsity player in a game it won 49-7. Northern Guilford High School is forfeiting the win over Williams High School on Sept. 13, ending a 31-game win streak. Full story...
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