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State and local leaders talk coastal issues with the Governor

October 23rd, 2014

Hundreds of state and local leaders met with Governor McCrory on Wednesday to talk about several issues that affect the lifestyle of people in southeastern, North Carolina.

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New committee meets to discuss plastic bags in Carolina Beach

October 23rd, 2014

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Tonight was the first meeting of the Carolina Beach Plastic Bag Committee. The group was put in place by the town council to research the plastic bag problem in the area.

Committee Chairman Ethan Crouch says that they are really looking to educate the community about the problems these single use plastic bags create for the environment and marine mammals.

Crouch says these bags typically only have a 20 minute lifespan for consumer use, but they remain in the environment for a very long time and are the cause of death for about 100,000 marine mammals every year.

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N.C. 179 closed between Village Point Road and Hale Swamp Road in Brunswick County Starting Monday

October 23rd, 2014

One area of Brunswick County is set to undergo construction and will experience subsequent road closures. Storm drain pipe will be installed along the section of N.C. 179 between Village Point Road and Hale Swamp Road.

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Manning named WECT Athlete of the Week

October 23rd, 2014

Manning named WECT Athlete of the Week

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McCrory on UNC scandal: ‘It’s academic fraud’

October 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Governor Pat McCrory was in town talking about the Chapel Hill scandal, along with a number of other high profile topics.

McCrory was attending a Coastal Resources Commission meeting to learn more about issues facing the Carolina coast.
When talked turned to the topic of scandal at UNC the governor wasn’t mincing words.

“It was a disturbing reminder that if you forget your priorities of education and forget any oversight of those giving the education then bad things happen,” said Governor McCrory, calling the scandal involving ghost classes aimed at boosting the GPA’s of UNC athletes, “academic fraud.”

According to a new report, nearly 20 years of academic fraud took place at UNC Chapel Hill. The Governor looking at the issue and directing his energy toward ensuring the UNC system stays free of fraud.

“Make sure that we do not have this culture existing anywhere else,” said the Governor, “and hold those accountable that encouraged this culture and didn’t change it.”

McCrory said he looked forward to working with UNC’s Chancellor and other UNC System schools to keep something like this from happening again.

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