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Archive - Jan 15, 2014

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - January 15

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videoThe losing skid continues for Buzz Peterson's UNCW basketball squad. The Seahawks lost to Hofstra on Wednesday. The Ashley girls basketball team has to forfeit four games. Hoggard High graduate Derek Brunson stepped back into the octagon on Wednesday for his third UFC fight. Unfortunately Brunson wasn't able to finish against Yoel Romero after the Wilmington resident won the first two rounds. Plus more! Full story...
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Wilmington airport losing nonstop service to DC

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Wilmington International Airport is about to lose nonstop service to Washington, DC, and add a flight to New York City, according to Jon Rosborough, the airport’s executive director. Full story...
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Fact to fiction novel remembers 'The Things They Carried'

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video Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien turned fact into fiction in his war novel ‘The Things They Carried’ as he shared his war experience and a soldiers battle from within. Full story...
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Extraordinary People: The grip who was sponsored by the Terminator

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videoHis name is Chunky. He's made a living as a grip. Grips, in case you didn't know, are responsible for all kinds of lighting and camera support. Chunky, in case you didn't know, is one extraordinary person. Full story...
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Plane makes emergency landing at ILM

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videoA plane traveling from Halifax, Canada to Cuba had to make an emergency medical landing at Wilmington International Airport Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Prosecutors say case against accused rapist has been slow moving

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videoProsecutors say it's been difficult moving forward the case of an accused rapist who allegedly victimized the same woman again while out on bond. Richard Gore left jail Oct. 24 after a judge reduced his bond, but prosecutors say they did not consent to the reduction from $1 million to $50,000 plus GPS monitoring. Full story...
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Michael Lee to run again for NC Senate, gets Goolsby's support

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videoWe now know at least one candidate running for the Republican nomination for the 9th District NC Senate seat. Five days after Thom Goolsby shocked many in the GOP by announcing he will not seek reelection a man he once defeated will run to replace him. Full story...
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Police suspect gangs responsible for shots fired at homes overnight

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video Wilmington Police say gangs may be involved after shots were fired at three Wilmington homes early this morning while people were inside. Full story...
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Lawyers in NC gay marriage case watching OK, Utah

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Lawyers on both sides of a federal lawsuit over North Carolina's 2012 prohibition of same-sex marriages say they are closely studying recent court rulings overturning similar bans in other states. Full story...
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S. 17th St. Zaxby's reopens Monday

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A Wilmington restaurant closed for nearly nine months will reopen next week. The Zaxby's on S. 17th St. will be back in business starting Monday. Full story...
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FDA asks doctors to stop prescribing pain meds with high dose of acetaminophen

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videoThe FDA is asking doctors to stop prescribing pain medicine with high amounts of a popular medicine. When Vicodin or Percocet are not enough to ease pain after surgery, some people turn to Tylenol. But experts say if you're not careful, you may poison yourself. Full story...
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McIntyre joins Obama on visit to NC

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videoWhen President Barack Obama arrived in Raleigh today, a familiar face was on board Air Force One. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) stepped off the plane with the Commander in Chief. Full story...
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UNC Study: Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates

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For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children’s homes. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach loses 2014 Open Water Swimming Nationals

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Wrightsville Beach was previously selected to be the host site for the 2014 USA Swimming Open Water Nationals but it recently moved due to safety concerns. Full story...
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Habitat kicks off Upscale Resale Design Challenge

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videoToday Habitat for Humanity and local designers partnered to kick-off Wilmington's first Upscale Resale Design Challenge. Designers began searching for the perfect pieces to create their spaces. Full story...
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