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Archive for November, 2011

Here Now – Sister Isaac to receive papal honor

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Tileston founder Sister Isaac: ‘There is so much need’

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UNCW swells by 175 students for a day

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

More than 175 people registered for College Day.

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Wounded Army Captain inspires disabled service men and women to live life, stay fit

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As we continue to honor our veterans, we are reminded that freedom comes with a price.

Army Captain Ivan Castro lost his sight in Iraq in 2006 because of an explosive. He’s served for more than 20 years and traveled all over world. Now, he works in recruiting at Fort Bragg and has not let his life-altering accident slow him down.

Castro said instead of dwelling on what he doesn’t have, he’s thankful for what he does have. He knows the importance of physical fitness and is raising money with the help of Step Up for Soldiers to build a gym for disabled service men and women in his own backyard.

“At the end of the day, I’m still an officer, still a father, still a husband,” Castro said. “You just can’t quit. You have to continue on. It’s easy to quit, but quitting is not in our language. We don’t quit in time of war, and we don’t quit back here. So there are still things that need to happen.”

In the past four years, Castro has completed 21 marathons, 19 half-marathons, five Army 10-milers, three triathlons, two 15-mile ultra-marathons and a 400-mile bike ride.

He wants to inspire wounded service men and women like himself to live life beyond their injuries.

For more information about Castro’s cause and Step Up for Soldiers, visit http://www.stepupforsoldiers.org/.

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Sensational or Sensationalism? WWAY’s approach turning heads

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Whether you like it or not, the results are clear: the station has become relevant.

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Occupiers set up camp at City Hall

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Members of Occupy Wilmington have pitched their tents downtown, right between City Hall and the Historic Courthouse.

Dozens of local occupiers marched from the Federal Courthouse on Water Street to their encampment next to City Hall Saturday afternoon.

Problem is, Wilmington Police say it’s against the rules because people are not allowed to sleep or set up tents in parks. The occupiers did have a permit to protest Saturday but not to camp.

“Encampment is a freedom of expression,” Occupy Wilmington Member Angela Johnson said. “I think anything the group can do to get movement and to get involved in the community is something I’m in support of. I see other things like community actions we’re taking like volunteer work to be just as important as encampment. I think for us, this is a way of getting in front of the community and connecting and letting everybody know they are part of the 99 percent. They are not alone in this.”

“It depends on how long it takes. You’ve got to wake up citizens,” Occupy Wilmington member Joe Santos said when asked how long the group planned to camp out. “You’ve got to wake up the politicians, both locally, on state level, and on the national level. So, as long as it takes.”

The occupiers said they are a calm group that will peacefully stay or go if asked to by police.

However, they believe the space they’ve occupied in front of City Hall is not a park but a lawn.

Stick with WWAY as we continue to follow this developing story. Tune in to WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11 Sunday night to hear more about whether the occupiers were allowed to stay or asked to leave.

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