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  1. FBI opens criminal probe of police beating in North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 7 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Federal agents have opened a criminal investigation into a white North Carolina police officer shown on body camera footage beating a black man accused of jaywalking. State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Patty McQuillan said in an email Wednesday that an FBI criminal investigation was launched into the actions of Asheville police officer Christopher Hickman on Aug. 25, 2017.


  2. NC Lt. Governor wants Graham statue to replace Aycocka s at U.Sa .Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 27 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Lt. Gov. Dan Forest tweeted Tuesday, "soon, a statue of Billy Graham will reside in the US Capitol Building showing our admiration for the life he lived, the faith the held, the Gospel he preached and the pride we have in calling him our own." Forest wrote a letter to the architect of the Capitol, asking the Joint Committee of the Library of Congress to approve North Carolina's request to replace the statue of Governor Charles B. Aycock in Statuary Hall with a statue of Reverend Billy Graham.


  3. Grahama s body begins journey from mountains to CharlotteRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 24 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Freeway motorists pulled aside to watch the Rev. Billy Graham's motorcade as the religious leader's body moved across his home state of North Carolina on Saturday.


  4. One Love Tennis plans free trip to Fed Cup, wins awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The group will be sending more than 40 of its participants to watch Serena and Venus Williams in the Fed Cup this weekend in Asheville. The trip will be completely free for the kids! One Love's executive director Lenny Simpson has been honored by the United States Tennis Association with the Marilyn Sherman Spirit Award for extraordinary spirit in growing the game of tennis.


  5. Governor Roy Cooper declares emergency ahead of snow, coldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    An Arctic wave of wintry weather is expected to spread snow across the width of North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast. Schools closed early Tuesday from the Tennessee border to Asheville ahead of the rush of snow and cold.


  6. Duke Energy asks customers to reduce electricity use during cold snapRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2018 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Duke Energy Progress officials are asking customers to reduce electricity use until 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15 to help avoid potential high energy demand on the electric grid caused by frigid temperatures, according to a news release. The release said Duke Energy Progress serves customers in western and eastern North Carolina including Raleigh, Wilmington and the Asheville region, and northeastern South Carolina including Sumter and Florence.


  7. Florida man donates property for Blue Ridge Parkway in NCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    A Florida man has donated five undeveloped home sites that will add to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the 21-acre property known as Woodfin Creek Headwaters was donated to the Conservation Trust for North Carolina.


  8. Light ice in mountains as brutal cold crosses North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Sunday afternoon and evening for nearly all of the mountains. Temperatures are already below freezing, so the light rain, drizzle and snow is freezing immediately when it hits the ground.


  9. New Tax Legislation means big savings for small breweriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    On Friday, President Trump signed into law the most significant tax legislation in three decades. The overhaul includes tax cuts that are projected to save the alcohol industry $4.2 billion over a two year period.


  10. Education Lottery moving Wilmington office to new location, closed FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Lottery players in the Wilmington area looking to claim a big prize will pick up their checks in a new location in Wilmington beginning Monday. Operations at the old office, located at Market Station, 5214 Market Street, Suite 108, will end today, Thursday, at 5 p.m. The office will be closed on Friday as the move to the new location is made.


  11. Duke Energy might increase your ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The Latest on regulatory hearings to decide how large a rate increase to allow a Duke Energy subsidiary : The nation's largest electric company has agreed to seek a lower rate increase on more than a million North Carolina customers and charge a lower potential profit margin, but still wants nearly $200 million a year to clean up the toxic byproducts of burning coal. Duke Energy Corp. and consumer advocates working for the North Carolina Utilities Commission said Monday they've agreed to a partial settlement as the company's seeks a reduced 13 percent rate increase.


  12. Ashley celebrates four at signing dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Emily King, Taylor Long, Samantha Luscher and Averee Gerold of Ashley High School all celebrated their signing today in front of a packed crowd of friends, family and coaches. Taylor and Samantha will play volleyball, one to Cape Fear and one to UNC-Asheville.


  13. Vi Lyles elected as Charlottea s first female African American mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    A nearly 30-year veteran of local government was the definitive choice of voters on Tuesday and she will become the first African-American woman to run North Carolina's largest city. Vi Lyles, Charlotte's mayor pro tem, sent out a Twitter post saying "We are victorious!" With most of the city's 168 precincts reporting unofficial returns, Lyles had 58 percent of the vote, compared to 41 percent for City Councilman Kenny Smith.


  14. Police: Escaped inmate captured while drinking GatoradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Police in North Carolina have captured an escaped inmate after they found him drinking a Gatorade while sitting outside a doctor's office. Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan told a news conference that 42-year-old Michael Lee Calloway was captured Thursday morning after being spotted in Biltmore Park in Asheville.


  15. North Carolina college to cover tuition cost for some next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    A private college in North Carolina plans to cover the cost of tuition for all incoming, in-state students eligible for federal or state need-based aid starting next year. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa will offer its NC Free Tuition Plan for students new to the school beginning in fall 2018.


  16. Fall color frames Looking Glass Rock, just outside of Asheville.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Drivers seeking fall-colored leaves should expect this weekend to be the busiest on a scenic road that runs through the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina to Virginia. The Asheville Citizen-Times quotes Blue Ridge Parkway spokeswoman Caitlin Worth in a Thursday report as saying "traditionally the third week in October is the busiest."


  17. Look Up: 2017 Orionid Meteor shower peaks this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    It's time for another meteor shower! Watch little bits of Halley's Comet streak by during the Orionid shower this October. Its peak is between October 20 and 22, 2017, but you could see meteors as early as October 15, and as late as October 29. According to the Asheville Astronomy Club, viewers in 2017 can expect a "modest" 10-15 meteors per hour.


  18. Man who left bomb at N Carolina airport freed days earlierRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    A man charged with stashing a jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport was freed just eight days before the attempted attack after serving a short prison stint for an earlier crime. Michael Christopher Estes is accused of leaving a homemade bomb near a terminal at Asheville's airport on Oct. 6. The state prison system's online database shows the 46-year-old spent just seven days behind bars in September.


  19. Police hold a person of interesta in device found at airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Police in North Carolina say they have detained a "person of interest" after what was described as an explosive device was found at an airport. Authorities at Asheville Regional Airport initially said the package found on the curb near a baggage claim area Friday was made to look like an explosive device.


  20. Waves for Water helping Irma victims in CaribbeanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    "I was incredible worried, know that she was still down there and I was up here. I wish I had been able to be down there with her during this devastation," Taylor Barrett said.


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