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Archive - Mar 11, 2014

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 11

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videoThe Buzz Peterson era at UNCW is over after four consecutive losing seasons. Peterson's contract has been terminated. On Tuesday night we provided insight on his dismissal along with a list of possible replacements. On Tuesday we also checked out the baseball conference openers for Topsail-Hoggard and Laney-West Brunswick. Plus more! Full story...
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UNCW students react to Peterson firing

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video Around UNC-Wilmington students were shocked to find out about head basketball coach Buzz Peterson’s firing, but not for the reasons you might think. Full story...
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Voting Rights Act caravan to DC stops in Raleigh

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A caravan of civil rights activists from Alabama stopped in North Carolina's capital to bring attention to efforts to restore portions of the Voting Rights Act to more Southern states. Full story...
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Greensboro food pantries expecting bare shelves

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Food pantries in the Greensboro area expect their supplies to run out after more than 100,000 went without power in Guilford County because of a winter storm. The News & Record of Greensboro reports Greensboro Urban Ministry and the Blessed Table Food Pantry are encouraging area residents to donate to their shelters. Full story...
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NC health insurance sign-ups higher than predicted

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The Obama administration says North Carolina's marketplace for subsidized health insurance continues to enroll buyers for private coverage at a steady clip. Full story...
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Wilmington Police searching for suspect wanted on heroin charges

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Wilmington Police need your help finding 21-year-old Kejuan Smith. Warrants have been issued against Smith for PWISD Heroin. Full story...
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Heroin overdose on rise, antidote could save lives

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videoAs heroin addiction rises, so do concerns about deadly overdoses. US Attorney General Eric Holder says with heroin overdoses increasing by 45% between 2006 and 2010, something needs to be done to combat this deadly drug. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Beverly Ladd

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videoPine Valley Elementary teacher Beverly Ladd earned the WWAY Teacher of the Week recognition for connecting students around the world and her tech savvy skills. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Teen indicted for murder in Marine's party death

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videoA teen charged with killing a Marine now faces a murder charge. A New Hanover County Grand Jury indicted Jackson Davies yesterday on second-degree murder and felony death by motor vehicle. Full story...
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UNCW fires Buzz Peterson

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videoUNCW has terminated the the contract of men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson, UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass announced this evening in a news release. Full story...
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One taken to hospital after shooting

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videoWilmington Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office are on the scene investigating an afternoon shooting. Full story...
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Boy hit by car as he walked to school bus

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videoA 10-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a car Monday morning. The Holly Tree Elementary student was walking across Brittain Dr. to get on a school bus. Full story...
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Area airports get funding through state program

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Wilmington International Airport and Jacksvonille's Albert J. Ellis Airport are getting some financial help from a state program. Full story...
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SBI finishes probe of Jan. 28 officer-involved shooting

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videoThe state probe of a Jan. 28 officer-involved shooting death in Wilmington is complete and in the hands of the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office, an official said Tuesday. Full story...
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Search continues for fourth suspect in January murder

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videoWilmington Police are making a public appeal for help in finding a fourth suspect connected with a January murder. Adron Terrell Whitted, 22, is wanted for first-degree murder in the shooting death of Raequan Rouse Jan. 19 in the 600 block of N. 10th Street. Full story...
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