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Archive - Feb 26, 2014

Awesome playoff results for local high school basketball squads; WWAY's sports - Feb. 26

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videoOn Wednesday it seemed like every team from our region won in the state playoffs. The New Hanover boys won, Whiteville boys, West Brunswick boys, Trask boys, East Bladen girls, East Columbus girls, Ashley girls and Laney girls all won. All of those teams will advance to the third round on Friday. The home schedule is now complete for the UNCW men's basketball team. Buzz Peterson's basketball squad lost to Delaware on "Senior Night" at Trask Coliseum. Plus more! Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: NCHSAA loophole allows Kirk to play for two teams in same season

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video If you have ever seen Whiteville’s Shaun Kirk play basketball it is obvious that every team on the state would want to have him. Thanks to an NCHSAA loophole Kirk has been able to suit up for two different teams this season. Full story...
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Chimney Rock park to remain closed a bit longer

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The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Chimney Rock Access will not open on Saturday as planned. The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation said the road was supposed to be closed no longer than three weeks and that the park would close in late January. Full story...
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Rocky Point man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes with child

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A 20-year-old man in Rocky Point pleaded guilty Wednesday to indecent liberties with a child. A judge sentenced Reginald Dakota Faircloth to 12 to 24 months. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The teacher of teachers

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videoDonyell Roseboro is forever a teacher. Once in one classroom and now in many classrooms. She is our extraordinary person of the week. "I knew there were obstacles that would be presented to me," Donyell Roseboro said. "But I believe in people." Full story...
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Study: Offshore wind farms could tame deadly hurricanes

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videoWhen you think of offshore wind turbines and hurricanes, you might think flying blades of death hurtling toward the shore. But a new study shows offshore wind farms could actually tame beastly storms, making them less deadly and less expensive. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. looking for people with ideas and vision

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videoNew Hanover County Government is launching a new initiative to develop a vision for the county over the next 25 years and leaders want your input. Full story...
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Fired worker accused of stealing from Pender Co. church

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videoA former employee is accused of stealing from a Pender County church. Investigators say Gloria Hardee took more than $100,000 from Riley Creek Baptist Church. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington City Manager finally talks about policy change that surprised staff

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video It took some time, but we finally got Wilmington's city manager to talk about a policy that has a lot of city workers upset. We told you last night workers are just finding out about a policy that changes the way they're paid if they get hurt on the job. Full story...
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UNCW job fair helps students with new techiques in search process

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videoThe job market is tough, especially as you come out of college to start your career. At UNCW today students got a look at possible jobs and how the way to find jobs is changing. Full story...
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Back in GOP, LaNasa to run for NC Senate

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Justin LaNasa is back in the Republican Party and running for office again. He switched back to the GOP in July, according to the New Hanover County Board of Elections, and today filed to run for the 9th District NC Senate seat Thom Goolsby is leaving. Full story...
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As new hotel opens, so does long blocked street

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video After nearly two and a half years of construction the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Wilmington is open for business, as is a street blocked for during its construction. Full story...
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NC health agency mapping Medicaid overhaul plan

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Gov. Pat McCrory's health agency is backing away from initial proposals to fix Medicaid costs by hiring a handful of big managed care organizations to run North Carolina's $13 billion health care system. Full story...
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NC House speaker officially files for US Senate

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tate House Speaker Thom Tillis embraced the Republican agenda he helped push through North Carolina state government as he filed officially for the U.S. Senate. Full story...
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Probe into nude student photos expands in NC

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Six more counties are now involved in an investigation into nude photos of North Carolina high school students showing up on social media. Full story...
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