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Students create T-shirts to save iconic bird

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University of North Carolina student Andrew Bauer says he had to act fast when he heard that Big Bird's job was in jeopardy. During last week's presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut funding to PBS, which would essentially fire Big Bird. So Bauer decided to take action to save the Sesame Street character. His first step was snapping up the domain name: FireBigBird.com. Full story...
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UNC-CH committee starts search to replace Thorp

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A panel that will narrow down the best candidates to take over management of North Carolina's flagship public university is getting to work. Full story...
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Hoggard grad breaks another UNC record

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Former Hoggard kicker Casey Barth already broke his brother's all-time scoring record at UNC earlier this season. On Saturday Casey broke another school record as the Tar Heels rolled all over the Idaho Vandals in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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UNC-CH sets up chancellor search committee

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The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is making it clear that his decision to resign is final and that he has a lot work ahead before he leaves the school in June. Full story...
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Judge's order formalizes his decision in UNC case

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A judge has issued an order for North Carolina to provide media outlets with unredacted documents regarding football players who committed NCAA violations for receiving improper benefits. Full story...
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UNC sends information on Hansbrough trips to NCAA

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North Carolina has provided information to the NCAA about the hiring of the mother of former basketball star Tyler Hansbrough as a fundraiser and her travels. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Sept. 20

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video On Thursday night the New York Giants crushed the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. Quarterback Cam Newton was pressured into three interceptions.... On Thursday we also checked out soccer action at UNCW and volleyball action between Ashley High and Hoggard High.... Plus more ! Full story...
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Faculty to ask Thorp to stay UNC-CH chancellor

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Professors at North Carolina's flagship public university are trying to sway Chancellor Holden Thorp to change his mind about resigning in the face of multiple scandals. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Sept. 17

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video It's Monday Night Football !! On Monday night we checked out high school football action on WWAY. The East Columbus-SW Onslow game came down to the very end before the outcome was decided... On Monday we heard from Jonathan Cooper about having to play East Carolina this weekend on the gridiron. The Tar Heel standout offensive lineman is a Hoggard grad... Plus more ! Full story...
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Embattled UNC-Chapel Hill head Thorp to resign

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The chancellor who has run North Carolina's flagship public university is stepping down next year after multiple scandals that have erupted since he took office four years ago. Full story...
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UNC board meets privately with chancellor Thorp

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Overseers of North Carolina's public universities are voicing support for the head of the system's flagship Chapel Hill campus amid investigations into academic fraud, improper travel spending by fundraisers and special treatment for athletes. Full story...
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Woody Durham talks about his career and his new book

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videoThe long-time "Voice of the Tar Heels" stopped by WWAY to chat about his new autobiography "Woody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice." The book details the life of the announcer who was behind the microphone in Chapel Hill for 40 years. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Sept. 10

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videoOn Monday night on WWAY we checked in with UNC Tar Heel Jonathan Cooper. The former Hoggard lineman is now a senior at the University of North Carolina. Cooper is considered to be one of the top linemen in the country... On Monday we checked out soccer and volleyball action from Laney... Plus more ! Full story...
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UNC kicking record now belongs to Casey Barth

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Wilmington's Connor Barth used to hold the career field goal record at North Carolina until Saturday. That's when brother Casey Barth broke Connor's record. The field goal record stays in the family, but the Demon Deacons won the game. The Barth brothers are both Hoggard High graduates. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Sept. 3

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video On Monday night we checked in with UNC head football coach Larry Fedora. His Tar Heel squad is just five days away from their ACC opener... We also checked out reaction in Raleigh to the Wolfpack's recent setback on the gridiron.... Plus Wilmington's Jay Ross is about to put on an NFL uniform again. Full story...
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