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Archive - Mar 5, 2014

FIRST ON 3: Three students charged for weapons possession at elementary school

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's deputies charged three students at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering yesterday for possession of a weapon at school. Full story...
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Former governor Hunt talks about education, teacher pay

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videoJim hunt served as North Carolina's governor longer than anyone else, but today he learned a few new tricks. This morning he took a break from politics to play and educate folks on why it is so important to keep our kids learning. Full story...
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Ash Wednesday marks lead up to Easter

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videoToday is Ash Wednesday. It's the start of the holiest period of the Christian calendar leading up to Easter. And it's why you might see some people walking around with black smudges on their foreheads. Full story...
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CFPUA to consider 4.4% rate increase

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will consider raising rates next year for water and wastewater consumption by 4.4 percent. CFPUA spokesman Mike McGill says if the full CFPUA Board approves the proposal passed today by the authority's finance committee, the new rate would increase the average customer's bill about $2.70 per month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Baker Mitchell's Douglass Academy in violation of state charter school law; Could lose charter

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videoWe have uncovered a letter from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that states that Downtown Wilmington charter school Douglass Academy is currently under Governance Cautionary Status with the state and could face losing its charter. Full story...
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2 years later, Congress poised to undo flood law

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Lawmakers are poised to undo many of the changes in a bill to overhaul the federal flood insurance program after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp increases in their premiums. Full story...
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WHQR-FM bringing 'All Things Considered' host Robert Siegel to Wilmington

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Veteran award-winning NPR journalist and Senior Host of All Things Considered Robert Siegel is coming to Wilmington to speak at WHQR Public Radio's 30th Anniversary annual fundraiser luncheon on April 24, 2014. Full story...
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Feathers, Fur & Friends Pet Expo is this weekend

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videoTwo parrots perch in the Good Morning Carolina studio as organizers discuss the upcoming Feathers, Fur & Friends Pet Expo. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 4

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videoOn Tuesday we checked out practice at Trask Coliseum. Buzz Peterson and the UNCW Seahawks need to win four games over a four day stretch to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The odds are against the Seahawks, but stranger things have happened. The UNCW baseball team lost the final game of their west coast trip. On Tuesday we showcased former Hoggard pitcher Bryan Sammons. The lefty beat Clemson in his first career start. Regional play is underway for high school basketball. Check out our preview. Plus more. Full story...
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Victim's family disappointed with verdict for girlfriend who killed boyfriend

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videoThe verdict and sentences are in for a Brunswick County murder case. While the jury did convict Julie Ann English of killing Michael Pate in Supply, it was on a lesser charge. The victim's family is disappointed by that. Full story...
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