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Archive for May, 2013

Marsh Oaks residents concerned about proposed Market Street improvement plan

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Developers of a proposed Walmart Super Center meet with residents of Marsh Oaks to address their concerns.

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Blank and Cooprider fall in NCAA’s

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

UNCW senior tennis standouts Kosta Blank and Chris Cooprider wrapped up their collegiate careers Thursday with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 loss to Georgia's Hernus Pieters and Ben Wagland in the doubles portion of the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships.

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Stolen car crashes after fleeing from police

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are on the scene of an accident on Princess Place Drive.

According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, what started as a traffic stop ended with the driver of a stolen car fleeing from police and crashing near Princess Place Drive.

The driver and backseat passenger were taken into custody. The female, front seat passenger was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with a head injury.

WWAY has a crew on the way and will bring you more details as they become available.

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Historic Wilmington Foundation recognizes preservation

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Historic Wilmington Foundation held their annual preservation awards ceremony Thursday night to recognize efforts of those keeping and improving our historic buildings.

WWAY was one of the sponsors of the event.

“It was a great night, we had a good crowd here and we did 13 awards of excellence,” said George Edwards Executive Director. ” You couldn’t ask for a better group of award winners. There were projects representing rehabilitation, new construction, and leadership with Susy Hamilton. It was a great evening.”

There were buildings large and small, home and commercial like the law firm of Murchison, Taylor and Gibson, in the shadow of the courthouse

“We are very grateful for our roots in historic downtown Wilmington, I can’t imagine being anywhere else.” Attorney Andy McVey told us.

Increasingly, some homes in historic areas are new construction.

“We bought a lot in Carolina Place next to Wallace park and we decided to build a historic bungalow that would fit in with the neighborhood,” homeowner Christina Erichsen explained. “We decided to do an old bungalow floor plan with modern touches to it.”

May is National Historic Preservation month. Next week the Historic Wilmington Foundation will release a list of threatened places, homes and buildings in need of some immediate help.

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Hagan talks Farm Bill, White House controversies

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s growing season on farms in the Tar Heel State. Meanwhile in Washington questions continue to grow about how the White House has handled several high-profile controversies.

Today Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) talked with WWAY about her thoughts on the big issues and her work on the Farm Bill to which she has pushed for additions she believes will help North Carolina’s farmers and economy.

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