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Archive - Mar 18, 2014

GOP primary candidates square off in 7th District debate

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video Who are you going to vote for in the upcoming primary elections? The Brunswick County Republican Women tried to make that question a little easier to answer by holding a primary debate. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 18

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videoNC State is the first ACC basketball team to secure a win in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in 2014. The Wolfpack basketball squad defeated Xavier on Tuesday. Former UNCW guard Billy Donlon is now the Wright State men's basketball coach. Wright State ended East Carolina's season on Tuesday in the CIT. Former New Hanover track standout Jermaine Jones continues to rack up national honors at St. Augustine's. Plus more! Full story...
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Police find explosives, body in Charlotte home

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have found explosive devices in a home where a man's body was found. A statement from police said the body of 65-year-old Alva Richard Brewer was found in the house on the city's south side after a call to police on Monday. Full story...
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Cape Lookout generates $20 million for economy

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A report complied for the National Park Service finds that the Cape Lookout National Seashore on the North Carolina coast means more than $20 million for the local economy and supports about 300 jobs. The report said the seashore attracted about 480,000 visitors during 2012. Full story...
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Charlotte Douglas airport reopens 4th runway

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport has reopened its fourth runway after a review ordered by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Charlotte Observer reported the reopening of the airport's shortest runway comes after the FAA had ordered it closed because of safety concerns. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves $800k for extra storm clean-up

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videoWilmington City Council gave the green light Tuesday night for additional money for storm debris cleanup. City Council unanimously approved a resolution for an additional $800,000 to pay private haulers to remove debris from last month's ice storm. Full story...
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DFI presents two structure idea for Water Street Property

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videoWilmington City Council heard another idea for redeveloping the Water Street Parking Deck. Full story...
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Autopsy for body found on Bald Head Island postponed

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videoIt will be at least another day until investigators know the identity of a body that washed ashore Monday in Brunswick County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Morale hits a new low at WPD, many not happy with their jobs

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videoWilmington police say morale in the department has hit a new low. The majority of Wilmington police officers are not happy with their job. That's according to an employee survey at WPD. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Gregory Law

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videoGregory Law is a seventh grade science teacher in New Hanover County. During his first year at Emma B. Trask Middle School in Wilmington, he's won over students and earned a special recognition from WWAY. Full story...
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Law enforcement looking for ways to make up ABC funding cut for downtown task force

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videoAs expected, the New Hanover County ABC Board will pull back its funding to Wilmington's Downtown Task Force. The phasing out will happen gradually over the next few years. So what does this mean for your safety, and what does law enforcement think? Full story...
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New Hanover ABC to add 'spirits' to signage

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videoRenovations to New Hanover County ABC headquarters in Wilmington are leading to a change in signage. The sign on the building on 17th St. is broken, so board members decided it was time for a change. Full story...
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NC court must weigh who decides on execution drugs

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North Carolina's Court of Appeals wants a fact-finding lower court to consider whether an appointed state official or a state rulemaking commission should decide how the state executes convicted killers. Full story...
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Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

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A federal grand jury is convening as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge. Full story...
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PGA Tour confirms Wilmington stop in 2017

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videoPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced today that the Wells Fargo Championship will be played in 2017 at Eagle Point Golf Club. Full story...
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