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Archive - Jul 28, 2014

Post 10 bows out of state tournament; Wilmington Sharks lose 6th straight

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videoThe attempt to win three state championships in a row in American Legion baseball is now over for Wilmington Post 10. Scott Sandlin's squad lost on Monday night in Lexington at the state tournament. It wasn't a season ender, but the Wilmington Sharks also lost on Monday. Full story...
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NC gay marriage ban faces uncertain future

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videoNNorth Carolina's attorney general has decided to stop fighting for the state's gay marriage ban. This comes after a federal appeals court ruled that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Full story...
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Workshop helping Ashley faculty, administration move forward

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Teachers were back at Ashley High School today having a meeting about the upcoming school year and how to make Ashley better. This comes on the heels of surveys where teachers expressed their dissatisfaction with the school's administration. Full story...
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Fundraiser benefits foundation dedicated to murdered college student

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videoFolks gathered at the Fortunate Glass to downtown Wilmington tonight to raise money for Journey4Josh. The organization was founded in memory of Josh Proutey, 19, who was murdered by four people during a robbery downtown in December 2012. Full story...
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DA: Gangs connect to traffic heroin in Wilmington

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Investigators said they found out the United Blood Nation gang from New Jersey had connected with Wilmington members. Investigators watched the suspects and then bought heroin from them at the Days Inn Motel on Market Street. That's how investigators were able to get a warrant to search the rooms the suspects had rented. There they found 2,718 glassine bags of heroin and arrested eight suspects for several drug felonies. Full story...
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Pender County man pleads guilty in methamphetamine case

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A Hampstead man plead guilty today in Pender County Superior Court. Jeffrey Brown, 37, plead guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine using a clandestine lab. Full story...
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Three teens charged in Durham bus explosion

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Three teens have been arrested after an explosion on a city bus in Durham last week. No one was hurt when what police called a "Draino bomb" exploded on a bus July 22. Full story...
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Duke agrees to $1.2B deal with ElectriCities

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Duke Energy Progress has agreed to purchase the generating capacity of ElectriCities in a $1.2 billion deal expected to translate into lower power bills for thousands of eastern North Carolina residents. Full story...
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Invasive species catching attention

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video Invasive species such as the Lion fish are rising in population in Southeastern North Carolina. The aquarium has several on display and have programs to offer to learn more about invasive species. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Goat cheese & red pepper strata

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videoIt's nice to have a recipe or two in your arsenal that can be served any time of day, and Alicia Ross has a good one for us this week. This goat cheese and red pepper strata is meant for brunch, but can be served whenever you're in the mood. Full story...
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ABC drama 'Secrets & Lies' continues filming in Wilmywood

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videoABC's murder mystery starring Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis continues calling Hollywood East its home. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Deputy's wife sues another deputy for alienation of affection

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon demoted two deputies last month for conduct unbecoming. Because it's personnel, the Sheriff's Office won't say what happened. Today we found the wife of one of the deputies has filed an alienation of affection lawsuit against a new hanover county detective. Full story...
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Pender looking for input on $75M school bond plan

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video The Pender County School Board wants to put an end to overcrowding and outdated school buildings. The school board has proposed a multi-million-dollar bond to help. That could mean a tax increase, but some say it would money well spent. Full story...
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Joe Miller & Jack Holley to be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame

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videoJoe Miller and Jack Holley will be inducted into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Holley is a New Hanover graduate. He coached several high school football teams in our area. Holley died in 2013. Joe Miller passed away earlier this year. Miller was the head football coach of the New Hanover Wildcats for 20 years. Full story...
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UNCW names new swimming head coach

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videoThe search to replace the only head coach in the history of UNCW swimming is over. Dave Allen's replacement has been named. Jason Memont, who swam collegiately at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and enjoyed successful coaching stints at William & Mary and South Carolina, has been named UNCW’s head swimming and diving coach. Full story...
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