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Archive - Mar 12, 2014

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 12

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videoThe aftermath of Buzz Peterson's departure from UNCW continues to make headlines. Click the play video icon in order to see some of the latest info. The UNCW baseball team got back on the correct side of the scoreboard on Wednesday. Brunswick Community College has landed a local high school basketball standout. Plus more! Full story...
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Locals split on recreational marijuana legalization

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video The state of Colorado has turned hash into cash and the success of recreational marijuana use is sparking a conversation locally on whether the Tar Heel state should dive into the budding industry. Full story...
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Python reported stolen from Charlotte school

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Officials are searching for a ball python that they say was taken from a Charlotte school science lab. Full story...
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Judge postpones hearing in coal ash lawsuit

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A federal judge is postponing a hearing on a lawsuit filed by an environmental group claiming Duke Energy violated the Clean Water Act by allowing its coal ash pits to pollute a major Charlotte waterway. Full story...
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NC coming up against another food stamp deadline

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North Carolina's health secretary says it will be "extremely difficult" to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month to comply with demands from federal regulators. Full story...
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Local governments could face $100 business tax cap

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Legislators at the General Assembly are interested in streamlining how local governments can tax North Carolina businesses in a move that could take away millions of dollars from the state's largest cities. A committee that focuses on tax issues unveiled Wednesday a new version of a bill that would repeal the business privilege license tax municipalities can charge and replace it with a new tax that would be capped at $100 per business location. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: When temporary turns perfectly permanent

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video all started with a "WARM" idea from our Extraordinary Person of the Week. Leon West is retired. He was retired when he helped put the non-profit together. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival announces headliners

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videoIf you like seafood and music, now is the time to mark your calendars for October. The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce today announced the headliners for the 21st Annual Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival. Full story...
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History group looks to move little-known WWI monument

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videoIn honor of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, a historical group is working to renew and relocate New Hanover County's only WWI monument. Every day thousands of people drive right by it, and most don't even know it. Full story...
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NC lawmakers not high on legalizing marijuana for tax money

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videoWhen most people think of pot, there is a negative connotation. But in Colorado, it's proving to be a cash crop. So could it help cash-strapped north carolina? Area politicians do not think it has bright future along Tobacco Road, or at least its recreational use. Full story...
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