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Archive - May 2014

O'Donnell & Linkous lead Sharks to first win of 2014; Hammerheads win, too

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Former North Brunswick baseball standout Steven Linkous had 3 hits on Saturday night for the Wilmington Sharks. Linkous was overshadowed though by the pitching performance of former Hoggard Viking Joe O'Donnell. In fact it was O'Donnell's season debut for the Sharks. O'Donnell recently finished his freshman season at NC State. Linkous just finished his sophomore season for UNCW. In soccer the Wilmington Hammerheads edged Charlotte 2-1 on Saturday. Full story...
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Hoss Ellington dies after lengthy illness

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Hoss Ellington was inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He's now the second inductee of the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame to die this month. 2010 inductee Joe Miller passed away earlier this month. Full story...
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Living History Crew brings USS North Carolina to life

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videoThe Battleship North Carolina held its first Battleship Alive weekend of the year. The Living History Crew makes four appearances throughout the year. Full story...
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One man dead, one man injured in club shooting

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An early morning shooting Saturday left one man dead and one man injured outside a Lumberton nightclub. Lumberton police say 29 year-old Samuel Lois from Elizabethtown and 25 year-old Dexter Brooks from Bladenboro were both shot after a fight broke out in front of Kalypzo on Lackey St. a little after 2:00 AM. Full story...
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UPDATE: Highway Patrol finds vehicle from fatal hit and run in Columbus Co.

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Highway patrol sgt. Lewis says investigators have now found the car that hit and killed 29 year-old Charles Monroe Saturday morning near Hallsboro rd. Full story...
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FBI investigating hacked NCDOT digital road signs

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the FBI is looking into a group that hacked into at least five digital road signs yesterday, including one in New Hanover County. Full story...
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The Fork 'n' Cork: From food truck to restaurant

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videoWhat used to be one of Wilmington's favorite food trucks has become the newest addition to downtown's restaurant scene. Owner James Smith says starting out as a food truck was the perfect stepping stone to opening a full restaurant. Full story...
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Update: Whiteville softball wins east title Friday; Whiteville baseball wins east title Saturday

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videoFriday night belonged to the Whiteville Wolfpack. The Whiteville Wolfpack softball team captured the 1-A East Championship. The Whiteville Wolfpack baseball team had to wait until Saturday, but they won the 1-A East Championship too! Both team are now state title bound. Full story...
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New heat advisory guidelines for sports for schools in New Hanover County

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New guidelines are now in place for students participating in sports in New Hanover County. These guidelines are effective beginning July 1, 2014. The guidelines specifically address heat concerns, water breaks and other related issues with students participating in sports on hot days. Full story...
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Brunswick County Board of Education participates in a budget workshop

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videoThe Brunswick County Board of Education met Friday to participate in a budget workshop. Board Members discussed the new 2014-2015 budget and the top 5 capital project priorities that will be presented to County Commissioners during a liaison committee next week. Full story...
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Warrants: Former Wilmington Plastic Surgery administrator allegedly embezzled more than $385,000

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videoA former administrator at Wilmington Plastic Surgery made his first court appearance on forgery and embezzlement charges Friday. Full story...
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Miller pulled out of Buffalo State search ahead of selection

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videoSUNY Buffalo State has selected its new president, and it's not UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller. A UNCW spokeswoman confirms Miller withdrew his name from consideration for the New York job earlier this week for personal reasons. Full story...
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Local veterans react to VA chief's resignation

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videoPresident Obama announced this morning he accepted VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. Shinseki has been under fire ever since the scandal surrounding the care of veterans at VA facilities surfaced. Now vets in our area are speaking out about issues in the VA that caused serious delays for those needing care. Full story...
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FDA orders warning for kids on tanning beds

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video The FDA is taking new steps to tackle health risks for young people when it comes to tanning. The federal agency is requiring a warnings on tanning beds, much like cigarettes, for user under the age of 18. Full story...
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UNCW appeals jury's verdict, judge's ruling in Adams lawsuit

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videoThe University of North Carolina Wilmington has filed a notice of appeal in criminology professor Mike Adams' case against the university. Full story...
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