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Archive for October, 2011

Sheriff: 1 student shot, wounded at NC high school

Monday, October 24th, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — Authorities say a student was shot and wounded at a North Carolina high school. No arrests have been made, and no gun has been recovered.

Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville was placed on lockdown Monday and parents told to stay away until the scene is cleared by law enforcement. Neighboring Mac Williams Middle School was also locked down, with no students allowed in or out.

Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler said a female student was shot with what appeared to be a small-caliber bullet. She has been taken to a nearby hospital. Butler says no suspects have been arrested.

Assistant Superintendent Theresa Perry says parents would be advised later in the afternoon as to when they could pick up their children.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Port supporters to hold forums

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Yes Port NC will hold forums this week in Southport and Wilmington.

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Students get hands-on history lesson at Brunswick Town

Monday, October 24th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Fourth graders in Brunswick County are seeing the world through the eyes of settlers during Heritage Days at Brunswick Town.

From becoming a blacksmith to making their own candles, the students who visited the historic site today were amazed at the history in their own backyard.

Jim McKee oversees the educational programs at Brunswick Town. He says this is a chance to bring to life what students are already learning in the classroom.

“History is beginning to be an overlooked subject in schools, and it’s important for not just the children, but for all Americans to understand where they’ve been before they know where they’re going to go,” McKee said.

Students from around Brunswick County will get their hands-on lessons all week long.

The public can take part in Colonial Heritage Day Saturday at target=”new”>Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site.

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Teachers call firings unfair, Head Start officials defend action

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Several ex-teachers at New Hanover Head Start are speaking out about their firings.

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ONLY ON 3: Leland Police Chief Jayne witholds info on bank robbery; Town manager apologizes

Monday, October 24th, 2011

LELAND, NC (WWAY) – Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne’s beef with WWAY apparently runs so deep, he withheld information from the public about an armed man who robbed a credit union Friday to prove his point.

Just hours after the robbery, Jayne sent out a news release to inform local media and alert the citizens of Leland. But we discovered he deleted our email address from his distribution list. There were even names of journalists on the list who hadn’t worked in Wilmington media for months, some for years.

We emailed the chief letting him know that not emailing us the information only put the people of Leland at risk. All he did was forward us his relaese.

We also alerted Town Manager Bill Farris, who personally dropped off an apology note to the station this morning. In it he writes, “I was out of town Friday. When I returned last night I read your email regarding the handling of the armed robbery press release. How anyone at the Town feels about your reporting or your station’s reporting of events and operations at the Town of Leland is immaterial. All media outlets need to be “fed from the same spoon.” I am making sure WWAY is included on any future press releases from the Town. Please accept my apology.”

This comes after reporting a number of stories alleging misconduct within the police department and a lack of information on if anyone has been held accountable or disciplined.

See what Kevin Wuzzardo thinks about the whole thing in tonight’s “Rant” coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 p.m.

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