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Archive - Jan 2014

Violent crime rate rose in Wilmington in 2013

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Even though violent crimes ticked upward in Wilmington in 2013, a decrease in crime throughout downtown meant Part I crimes – including violent and property crimes – fell 3 percent in 2013, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous told Wilmington City Council on Tuesday. Full story...
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Inmate escapes from Buncombe County prison

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State and local police are looking for an inmate who escaped from the Buncombe Correctional Center. Full story...
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Winter weather impacting some flights at ILM today

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The threat of snow, ice and cold temperatures is impacting some flights heading in and out of Wilmington today. Full story...
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Southport native Tommy Harrelson writes book: 'Southport's Art Newton'

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videoSouthport native Tommy Harrelson has written a coffee table book to celebrate the life of artist and photographer Art Newton titled 'Southport's Art Newton'. Newton, also a Southport native, was a prolific artist that featured images of the Southport area and is now found in galleries and museums around the country. Full story...
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Former Hammerhead inks MLS deal

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Luke Mulholland electrified Legion Stadium in 2011 as a member of the Wilmington Hammerheads. Three years later he's now in the MLS. Mulholland recently inked a deal with Real Salt Lake. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - January 21

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videoTuesday night is typically a full night for high school hoops, but that wasn't the case tonight. We still managed to find some basketball action though. UNCW is proud to announce senior Rafael Aita made the roster for his native country for the Davis Cup. Aita will play for Peru in the upcoming Davis Cup. Plus more! Full story...
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Threat of snow causes cancellations

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video We may not see much snow here in Wilmington, but the weather outside is still frightful. And for local high school students, that is so delightful. Full story...
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Council agrees to ask for grant to hire gang prevention specialists

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videoThe Wilmington City Council took another step to fight the gang problem in Wilmington Tuesday night. Council Members passed a resolution to apply for a grant to hire one full-time and one part-time gang prevention specialist. Full story...
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Municipal Golf Course work could cost up to $1 million

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videoIt was supposed to be a $700,000 project. But, the city's spokeswoman, Melissa Talbert, said it will now most likely cost more than $1 million to restore the greens and bunkers, plus do drainage and irrigation improvements because crews must make more repairs than originally thought. Full story...
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Retired doctor another candidate in NC Senate race

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A retired physician is adding to the Republicans entering this year's race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Dr. Edward Kryn of Clayton said late Tuesday he will seek the GOP nomination. At least seven Republicans have announced they're running in the May primary. The winner is expected to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November. Full story...
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NC Museum of Art receives work by Mary Cassatt

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A Winston-Salem woman and some anonymous donors have given the N.C. Museum of Art its first work by Mary Cassatt for its permanent collection. Officials said Tuesday that "Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinee" will go on view in the museum's impressionist gallery later this month. Full story...
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Cayman police search for body of missing NC diver

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Police say David Byles of Pinehurst, North Carolina, was last seen Sunday during an organized dive at Barracuda Wall off Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach. The 57-year-old tourist disappeared while he swam back to the dive boat with his wife. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Chief Frost

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videoRetired Naval Chief Thomas Frost is a man with a strong military background. But if you think he’s all work and no play…well, you’re wrong. We get him to crack a smile during the Teacher of the Week presentation. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board mulls community advisory committee

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videoMonths of controversy over "The Color Purple" prompted the Brunswick County Board of Education to take a look at changing some policies. Today the board decided not to amend two policies dealing with course material for now Full story...
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Jury selection starts Wednesday in 2011 Club 609 murder

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video Jury selection begins tomorrow in a Wilmington murder case Garry Orlando Hines is charged with killing Cornelius Blanks outside what was Club 609 at Market St. and Kerr Ave. in May 2011. Full story...
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