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Archive - Feb 27, 2014

WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 27

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videoThe third round of the high school basketball state playoffs tip on Friday. Check out our preview story. On Thursday we featured women's basketball action from downtown Wilmington. Cape Fear CC beat Brunswick CC. In college baseball UNCW lost the first game of their west coast road trip. Former Laney Buc Stephen Coetzer made a splash at the ACC swim meet. UNCW leads the CAA men's swim meet. Plus more! Full story...
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Tip from one county to another leads to drug bust

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videoPlans to distribute eleven pounds of marijuana went up in flames after a drug bust Thursday. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Darriel Scott of Tabor City. Full story...
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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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