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Archive - Jan 2, 2014

WWAY's Thursday night sports - January 2

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videoA three day basketball event at Cape Fear Academy is underway. We had loads of coverage on WWAY on Thursday night. It's hard to lose a starter to a season ending injury, but that appears to be the case for the UNCW men's basketball team. Plus more! Full story...
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Belville moves forward after commissioner resigns

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video The Belville Board of Commissioners officially has an open seat, but four days after Charles Bost submitted his resignation his fellow commissioners still don’t know why he quit. Full story...
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Third suspect arrested in New Year's Day murder of Columbus Co. mom

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videoTwo men and one woman are in jail charged with murdering a woman in Columbus County early New Year's Day. The Sheriff's Office says Derrick Devon Pierce, 29, Antwan Jahmal Johnson, 30, and Amanda Kay Canady, 25, are charged with the murder of Keshia April Ward, 31, of Hallsboro. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Wilmington Adventure Walking Tours

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videoDowntown Wilmington is filled with that old, historic, charm. And there's one man you can turn to to get a great lesson. He's known as the man with the cane. And he's behind the 'Wilmington Adventure Walking Tours.' Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine dies in Afghanistan

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A U.S. Marine based at Camp Lejeune has died during combat operations in Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday that Sgt. Jacob M. Hess of Spokane, Wash., died Wednesday in Helmand Province. Full story...
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More ads arriving in US Senate race in NC

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More ads are going on the airwaves in North Carolina's US Senate race this year, including the expected first by a candidate in Republican Thom Tillis. Full story...
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13 people dead from flu in NC this season

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State officials say 13 people in North Carolina have died from the flu, with five deaths occurring last week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Dog found on bridge reunited with owner

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videoThere is a happy ending to a story we first told you about last night. A Chihuahua found roaming the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge yesterday evening is back home. Full story...
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Commissioners move on as Berger misses second meeting since arrest

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners met today for the second time since Brian Berger was arrested again last month for DWI, but there was again an empty seat at the table. Full story...
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Police say fight over woman led to house being shot

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videoNavassa Police need help figuring out who shot at a home yesterday. Investigators say it happened between 3:30 and 5 a.m. at 307 Main Street. They found ten .45 caliber shell casing at the scene and one in a wall. Full story...
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Carolina Beach fire truck running once again

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videoCarolina Beach's fire chief says his department's lone ladder truck is working again. An electrical malfunction put it out of commission Tuesday night. Full story...
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NC plans business recruiting to be more like sales

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is moving to privatize parts of the public agency that woos companies and jobs to North Carolina, hoping to make business recruitment more effective. Full story...
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Former New Hanover commissioner Don Blake dies at 89

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video Former New Hanover County Commissioner Donald Blake died Monday. He was 89. According to his obituary, Blake died peacefully at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. Full story...
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NC horse farms closing for 2 weeks after 4 deaths

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Some horse farms are closing for the public for two weeks after four Raleigh horses contracted a rare virus and had to be euthanized. The horses were at the same Raleigh boarding facility. State officials confirmed last week they had equine herpesvirus-1. Full story...
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Guarding NC fair ride costs $400 a day

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Guarding a ride that seriously injured several patrons earlier this year is costing the North Carolina State Fair $400 a day. Full story...
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