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Archive - Feb 27, 2014

Woman accused of running over boyfriend takes stand in murder trial

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video A Supply woman took the stand today in her trial for allegedly hitting and killing her boyfriend with a car two years ago. Now it's up to a jury to decide if she was acting in self defense, if she murdered him or if the whole thing was an accident. Full story...
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Hampstead residents speak out about plan for bypass ramp

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videoThey are for the bypass, but against the proposed mid-town ramp. Citizens for the Hampstead Bypass say the ramp would not only get rid of one of Hampstead's most popular restaurants, Saw Mill Grill, it would also eliminate historic Chapel Pond and the habitat both humans and wildlife call home. Full story...
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New Hanover County launches public portion of comprehensive plan process

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video Close to 100 residents turned out to talk about the future for New Hanover County. Today marked the launch of Plan NHC, which will help the county develop a comprehensive plan. Full story...
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Hagan hedges on Obamacare questions

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videoAfter filing for reelection this week Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) dodged reporters' questions about a broken promise that North Carolinians could keep their insurance policies. Today we asked her again about the estimated 473,000 residents that faced cancellations when the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, launched last fall and when she knew it might happen. Full story...
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Marines make historical march

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videoMore than 150 Marines descended on Carolina Beach for a 9-mile hike to learn detailed lessons about the Civil War. Full story...
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Vaughn's filing means Republican primary for New Hanover sheriff

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video Another Republican has joined the race for New Hanover County Sheriff. Attorney Jason Vaughn filed his paperwork today. Full story...
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Man injured in afternoon shooting at 15th & Wooster streets

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videoWilmington Police say one person was shot this afternoon at the corner of 15th & Wooster streets. Investigators say the 32-year-old man is being treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Full story...
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CFPUA to seek another rate increase

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videoCape Fear Public Utility Authority customers are likely in for another rate increase next budget year. The authority board finance committee held a special meeting Thursday morning to discuss options for the increase, which CFPUA staff members said will help cover "variable expenditures" such as electricity. Full story...
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Clay Aiken officially joins NC Congress race

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Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken says he's running for Congress in North Carolina because he believes he can help end the gridlock in Washington. Full story...
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New Hanover High School puts up metal detectors for basketball game

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New Hanover High School had metal detectors in place inside Brogden Hall for last night's basketball game. Full story...
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HAPPENING TONIGHT: Wilmington Police Athletic League Crosstown Championship

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videoTwo all-star teams will hit the hardwood tonight at Trask Coliseum in hopes of taking home a big trophy, all thanks to Wilmington's Police Athletic League. Full story...
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NC native hired for McCrory job as DC director

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration has hired a North Carolina native and lawyer with extensive experience on Capitol Hill to become the governor's chief advocate before the federal government. Full story...
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AT&T announces 130 job openings in North Carolina

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AT&T is announcing 130 job openings in North Carolina in retail sales, technician and call center positions. Full story...
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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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