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Archive - Mar 13, 2014

Suspect claims innocence, denies gang ties

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videoPolice say a validated gang member shot at a couple weeks ago is charged with a stabbing. They also say they are searching for two of his brothers in connection with the crime. Today we sat down with the suspect in jail to figure out what is going on with another string of violence police say is gang-related. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - March 13

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videoDave Allen has decided to retire after 37 years of guiding the UNCW swim program. We have reaction from the legendary coach, plus we talk a few of the UNCW swimmers! The Cape Fear Community College men's basketball team celebrated with a net cutting ceremony on Thursday. We'll tell you why they did it. We'll show you how they did it. The UNCW women's basketball team won their opener at the CAA Tournament. Plus more! Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: School system won’t allow teen to enroll

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video A Pender County family says the school system closed the book on their nephew entering the school system because of an episode from two years ago in California. Full story...
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REEL comedy at open mic night

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video Thursday night, the Reel Cafe in downtown Wilmington host an open mic comedy night. About 20 funny men and women gave their best four minutes Thursday evening. Full story...
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NC Black Film Festival offers hope through movies

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videoOrganizers said to help the Black community deal with violence and discrimination, they use art in the form of movies. The festival is an outlet for African American filmmakers and actors. Organizers said the art helps them show and process their struggles and triumphs in a positive and inspirational way. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

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video The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo features dozens of exhibits and displays about everything from fishing, to hunting, to trucks, boats, ATV's and even some wildlife art. Full story...
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Weapon and drugs found on hospital property

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Police arrested two people Thursday evening at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for having drugs and a weapon on the property. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pregnant hearing impaired woman hides from burglar during break-in

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videoA Jacksonville woman has a warning for you after a thief broke in while she was home. The pregnant and hearing impaired woman hid in a closet while the robber rummaged through her things. Full story...
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Leaders continue push to make downtown better

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video Downtown leaders got more advice today on how to make the area better. At a luncheon, business leaders, property owners and real estate professionals discussed trends and issues that affect downtown. Full story...
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Legendary UNCW swim coach retiring

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videoThe founding father of UNCW's swimming and diving program is calling it a career. Dave Allen announced today he will retire at the end of June after 44 years in coaching, including the last 37 in the Port City. Full story...
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A child doesn't let heart problems break her

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video Riley Burns is one of just six children in North Carolina with an adult pacemaker. She and her mom described what started as a normal day...ended with an airlift that changed her life forever. Full story...
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McCrory aide: Raising teacher pay to take years

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is responding to criticism about changes affecting public schools and teachers by saying it's listening and looking for ways to build statewide consensus. Full story...
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Pulitzer winner Joel Brinkley dead at 61

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Joel Brinkley, a former New York Times reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1980, has died. Full story...
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Gang member shot at recently now charged with stabbing; brothers also wanted

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videoA man who was shot at in Wilmington a couple of weeks ago is in jail charged with a stabbing yesterday, police say. Meanwhile, two of his older brothers are also wanted in connection with the crime. Full story...
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Wilmington, Chapel Hill firms in line for multimillion-dollar government contract

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videoThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases division has awarded contracts to five companies across the country to form a clinical studies network — and two of them are in our state — Rho Federal Systems in Chapel Hill and PPD Inc. in Wilmington. Full story...
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