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Archive for September, 2011

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Battleship North Carolina in the Port City Friday at 6

Monday, September 26th, 2011

DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Fifty years ago this week, the Battleship North Carolina was making its way from New Jersey to Downtown Wilmington. It took great vision, lots of cash, and some careful navigation to get The Showboat into the slip where she lives now.

Friday on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6, we’ll celebrate the battleship’s life as a protector of democracy during World War II and then as one of the state’s greatest tourist attractions.

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Mayor Bloomberg will be UNC commencement speaker

Monday, September 26th, 2011

CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) — UNC said Monday that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will deliver the spring commencement address.

“Mayor Bloomberg has had an extraordinary career in business, philanthropy, and public service,” Chancellor Holden Thorp said in a news release. “He will help make commencement very special for our graduates and their families and friends.”

Bloomberg also will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the ceremony.

Bloomberg was first elected mayor in 2001, just two months after the September 11 attacks. Before that, he made his fortune with his own financial news and information service.

UNC’s spring commencement is set for May 13 in Kenan Stadium.

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Sewer repairs at Third and Wooster delayed until Thursday night

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has delayed sewer repairs at the intersection of Third and Wooster streets.Work will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday. The repairs are needed because of a collapsed pipe, which is causing a sinkhole.

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First peek at Piranha 3DD poster

Monday, September 26th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The movie poster for Piranha 3DD was recently posted on the film’s Facebook page. And while the trailer for the film hasn’t been released yet, it looks like all that filming at Jungle Rapids wasn’t just for grins and giggles.

Piranha 3DD opens in theaters November 23.

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Brothers charged with kidnapping woman from Rocky Point

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Sheriff’s deputies charged two men last week with kidnapping a woman from Rocky Point.

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