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Archive - Aug 1, 2014

DA: No officers charged in Hewett jail death

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videoAfter a full review of security video and a SBI investigation, New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David has decided not to charge any officers in the jailhouse death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett. Full story...
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Kickers defeat Hammerheads 3-1

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videoThe Richmond Kickers came into Friday's USL Pro soccer game at Legion Stadium as the second place team in the league. The Wilmington Hammerheads managed to tie the Kickers in two earlier meetings this season, but unfortunately the Wilmington Hammerheads came up short on Friday night. Plus more! Full story...
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Community members speak out about excessive police force

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video Excessive police force is a hot topic and now community members are voicing their opinion. Full story...
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CFCC Summer Graduation Ceremony

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videoAnother group of graduates gathered in the Schwartz Center Friday night to receive their associates degree from Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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UNC board caps tuition increases at 5 percent

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The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina system is capping tuition increases at 5 percent annually for each campus. WTVD reported that the board also voted Friday to cap the amount of tuition revenue diverted to financial aid at 15 percent. Full story...
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Two Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

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Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital. Full story...
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McCrory orders that laws be enforced on coal ash

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Gov. Pat McCrory has issued an executive order directing North Carolina's environmental agency to enforce all applicable laws to try to force Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash dumps. Full story...
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Laney hits the field at the stroke of midnight

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videoFriday marked the first day high school football teams are permitted to hit the practice field for the upcoming season. Most squads waited for the sun to come up, but that was not the case at Laney. The Buccaneers waited for the clock to strike midnight. Our report from Buctown includes standout Tariq Lane. The senior has decided to attend Laney after contemplating a move to Charlotte. Full story...
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Explore with George: Queen Anne's Revenge Exhibit

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videoThe Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit opens tomorrow at Fort Anderson. The exhibit will feature treasures from Blackbeard's historic ship that sunk near Beaufort Inlet in 1718. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dosher trustees to delay layoff discussion

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videoA Dosher Memorial Hospital spokesman says the Board of Trustees has delayed discussions about possible layoffs. Full story...
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Third man heads to prison in 2012 murder

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videoA conviction in a 2012 murder means a Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury today found Tarrence Shakil Hazel, 21, guilty of first-degree murder and robbery. Full story...
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NC House 1 vote away from passing $21B budget

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The North Carolina House is closing in on approving a $21 billion budget full of cuts, policy shifts and a raise for public school teachers averaging 7 percent. Full story...
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Douglass Academy meets enrollment numbers for upcoming school year

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videoState regulators say a Wilmington charter school should have enough students this fall. Douglass academy had until today to provide records showing they have at least 65 students. Full story...
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Lots to do and see at the 50+ Coastal Lifestyles Expo

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videoIt was a day of celebrating life after 50 at the Wilmington Convention Center. The 50 plus coastal lifestyles expo featured free seminars, health screenings, giveaways, and plenty of vendors including WWAY. Full story...
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Two cases of Eastern Equine Enchephalitis confirmed in New Hanover County

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The New Hanover County Health Department is warning people to protect themselves from mosquito bites after two cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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