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Policy change proposed after alleged fire pole injury

Monday, August 14th, 2017

There are new developments on a story WECT has been following for over a year. The Oak Island town manager is recommending that town council adopt a new policy for use of the living quarters at Oak Island fire stations, after allegations surfaced of an embarrassing incident involving a person being injured at a fire house in October 2015. 

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Cub Scouts holding sign-up events at local schools

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Following a successful effort last year, the Cub Scouts in New Hanover and Brunswick county are back on the recruiting trail. The Cape Fear Council chapter of the Boy Scouts of America said in a pair of recent news releases that it will hold Cub Scouts sign-up nights at elementary schools in the area, beginning Thursday at Codington Elementary. 

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Trot Nixon is still spending time on the field, but now as a dad and coach (1on1 with Jon Evans podcast)

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Trot Nixon roamed the outfield in Boston’s Fenway Park for nearly a decade, running down fly balls, diving for line drives and taking head-first tumbles into the stands to catch foul balls. He had a lot of success prior to his days as a member of the Boston Red Sox, while wearing the uniforms of New Hanover High School.   

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Fatal accident in Pender: ‘I thought losing my grandson was hard enough, now I’ve lost my son’

Monday, August 14th, 2017

It’s agony all over again for one Pender County family. Four years ago, 26-year-old Aaron Mathis died after a pickup truck hit and killed him on his moped in Wilmington. Now in a tragic twist,  Aaron’s father, 50-year-old Lindsey Mathis was also hit by a pickup truck Saturday riding his motorcycle on Highway 117 and 210 in Rocky Point. 

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Second suspect arrested in connection to Leland armed robbery

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a second man in connection to an armed robbery of a teen in Leland in June.

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