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Archive for March, 2012

ONLY ON 3 AT 6: What Winston-Salem learned about building stadiums

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The City of Winston-Salem is looking to unload two stadiums it built decades ago. Both Joel Coliseum, where Wake Forest plays basketball, and Bowman Gray Stadium, where Winston-Salem State plays, is costing the city $850,000 a year for the last five years to operate. Plus the city pays $1.5 million a year for debt payments.

We’ll ask city leaders what they’ve learned over the years owning two stadiums, and what advice they have for members of the Wilmington City Council, which is looking to build a $40+ million ballpark downtown.

Cliff went to Winston-Salem today to talk with the city manager and the mayor. See what wisdom they have to share, tonight ONLY ON WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 AT 6.

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Peak of pollen season is upon us

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

High pollen counts can be dangerous for people with asthma and other respiratory conditions.

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Health Notes – BCBSNC announces challenge

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Health news from around the area.

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Vacation and investment home sales surge

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Beach towns and golf course communities are popular investment and second-home markets.

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WPD makes bust, but heroin big problem in Port City

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say $150,000 of heroin never made it to the Port City’s streets. Investigators say this latest drug bust has made a huge dent in the local drug trade.

The 7,500 bags of heroin came in from out of state to be delivered to our city’s streets.

“Unfortunately the demand is there, so the drug dealers are going to bring the heroin in, so drug busts like this are a serious step in interdicting that drug trade,” Wilmington Police spokesman Cpl. Kevin Smith said.

Undercover detectives with the Wilmington Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit say heroin is here, and it’s a big problem.

“Over the past three years, I’d say we’ve seen a significant increase in heroin in Wilmington,” said one undercover officer, who asked not to be identified. “Actually, it’s gone above and beyond crack cocaine.”

But this shipment valued will not add to that increase.

Officers explained this investigation took about two months. It wrapped up Sunday night when they seized the heroin from a van at North Kerr Avenue and MLK Parkway.

Lynwood Nelson, Cathy Mishoe and Ernesto McClain all face various trafficking charges. Wednesday night, police also arrested Carnell White.

“This was one of the most significant drug busts we’ve made in a few years, and it represents quite a dent in the drug trafficking trade here in Wilmington,” Cpl. Smith said.

Nelson, Mishoe and McClain are in jail under a $250,000 bond. White is in jail under $500,000 bond.

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