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Archive - Jan 7, 2014

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - January 7

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videoOn Tuesday we had high school basketball highlights from Wilmington, Rocky Point, Leland and Boiling Spring Lakes on our sports segment. NC State, Duke and Cape Fear CC all won in college hoops. Plus more! Full story...
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Council recognizes 3 WPD officers, approves bulletproof vest funding

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video The Wilmington City Council took time out of Tuesday night’s meeting to recognize three of Wilmington’s finest. Full story...
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K9 bite investigation report to be released soon

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video Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said Tuesday night we are one step closer to getting the results of an internal investigation into whether the use of a police K-9 on a chase suspect was appropriate use of force. Full story...
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Council votes to overhaul funding for civic development partners

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video Wilmington City Council members say that economic development is key for the future of the city and now they want to make sure they’re doing all they can to get the most bang for the taxpayers buck. Full story...
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BSL officer, deputy cleared in incident that ended in teen's death; 911, radio traffic provide more detail

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videoBoiling Spring Lakes Police and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office say internal reviews have cleared their officers of any wrongdoing in Sunday's incident that ended with a teen dead. Meanwhile new information reveals the police officer who reportedly pulled the trigger was only on the scene for 70 seconds before shooting and killing Keith Vidal, 18. Full story...
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Search continues for man wanted for Leland murder

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video The search continues for a man wanted for a murder in Leland. James Ketchum, 44, is wanted for the shooting death of Jason Anderson, 33. Full story...
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Hatcher sworn in as new Columbus County Sheriff

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videoThere's a new sheriff in town in Columbus County. Community members and law enforcement packed the Columbus County Courthouse this morning as Lewis Hatcher, the county's first black sheriff, was sworn in. Full story...
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Wilmington family uses cold snap to create winter wonderland in yard

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videoNot everyone hates the cold weather chilling the Port City today. One wilmington family is embracing it and making snow. Full story...
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Good Shepherd gets van from national contest

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video Good Shepherd Center has a new mini-van thanks to Toyota. It's all a part of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program. The program benefits organizations that impact the lives of individuals in their communities. Full story...
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Big freeze hits Wilmington

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videoBaby, it's cold outside! Many of you had to break out those winter coats and gloves for the chilly temps today. Full story...
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Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

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It appears former or current US tobacco growers will get their full, final annual payment from the quota buyout approved by Congress almost a decade ago. Full story...
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Power being restored in North Carolina

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Crews are repairing power lines across North Carolina as cold weather grips the state. Full story...
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Proposed insurance rates would mean big hike for some in SENC, cuts for others

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A breakdown of the new rates requested late last week by North Carolina insurance companies show many people in our area would see big increases if approved, while many others would actually see their rates go down. Full story...
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EDITORIAL: Savvy companies can use NC charter school laws to pocket millions

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Brunswick County Public Schools' Jessica Swencki published an editorial in this morning’s Raleigh’s News & Observer in which she explains what’s really driving a large and growing segment of the charter school movement: private, for-profit companies out to milk the public coffers. Full story...
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Deputies search for man who tried to rob store with shotgun

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video New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who tried to rob the Pit Stop convenience store at 4902 Carolina Beach Rd. Full story...
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