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Archive - Jan 28, 2014

Senators Hagan and Burr respond to President Obama's State of the Union

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Both senators sound off and share their perception on Tuesday night's State of the Union Address. Full story...
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Former Wilmington Council candidate Watkins running for County Commission

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Skip Watkins announced he would seek the office of County Commissioner for New Hanover County. Watkins fell just 470 votes short of being elected to the Wilmington City Council in 2013, his first bid for public office. Full story...
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Water main breaks, boil water advisory in effect

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videoA 12-inch water main, approximately 60 years of old, broke earlier Tuesday night and CFPUA crews are conducting the repair, requiring water service to be affected to the addresses listed above. Full story...
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Arm your smart phone for winter weather

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With the threat of snow, sleet and ice on the way, you need to keep up with the storm wherever you are and whenever you need. That's where WWAY's mobile apps and social media come in. Full story...
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Duke Energy prepares to help keep your power on

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Duke Energy is bracing for a rare coastal ice storm that is forecast to hit eastern North Carolina and South Carolina Tuesday. Duke Energy’s team of meteorologists continues to monitor the system. Line technicians, service crews and other personnel are available throughout the company’s service areas and are ready to respond to outages and emergencies, if they occur. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Jenny Walters

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videoAll signs point to Codington Elementary...and they're aiming at Jenny Walters. She is WWAY's Teacher of the Week because she's taking "hands on" learning to a whole new level. Full story...
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NC price gouging law in effect through winter storm

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North Carolina's price gouging law is in effect after a State of Emergency was declared due to a winter storm that's expected to bring snow, sleet and ice to much of North Carolina. Full story...
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State of Emergency declarations in effect, shelter open in Shallotte

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videoSeveral area governments have declared States of Emergency as a winter storm bears down on southeastern North Carolina. Sleet, freezing rain and ice are all forecast for the region through tomorrow morning. Full story...
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Police say woman killed in officer-involved shooting had handgun

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videoAround 1:17 a.m. police were dispatched to the 700 block of Tabor Lane for a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. When officers arrived they approached Grace Louise Dink, 21, who was sitting in the driver's seat of a silver vehicle. Police say she had a hand-gun. Full story...
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Mayfaire stores close as restaurants, theater stay open

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videoMost of the retail stores were closed today at Mayfaire Town Center. A spokeswoman says the shopping center was closed to prepare for the weather. However a few restaurants stayed open. Full story...
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Weather cancels flights in and out of ILM

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videoThe threat of winter weather is already causing havoc with flight schedules around the region, including at Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - How to use a foam roller

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videoPersonal trainers say when you use a foam roller, you'll want to go slowly and be careful. It might hurt at first but if you breathe through it, the foam roller will help you work out your knots so you can have a better workout. Full story...
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Derailed train back on track

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videoA train is back on track after a derailment between the 100 block of Marstellar St. and S. Front St. in Wilmington blocked the road for several hours this morning. Full story...
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 fire devastates Wrightsville Beach

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videoIt's a long ago event few people are left to remember, but 80 years ago today the complexion of one of our area's most popular beaches was changed forever. On Jan. 28, 1934, winter winds fanned a fire at Wrightsville Beach that devastated the popular resort town. In the end, more than 100 buildings were reduced to ashes, including the iconic Oceanic Hotel. Full story...
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Conservationists, capitalists battle over seismic testing

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video It was standing room only at the Kure Beach Town Council Meeting with hundreds more standing outside hanging on every word of the debate. Full story...
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