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Archive for May, 2012

Decades old stained glass window finds home in Wilmington church

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A stained glass window, decades in the making, has finally found its home in a Wilmington church.

The Church of the Servant, an Episcopal church, dedicated the “Healing Window” during a service Sunday morning. The window includes parts of a window made by artist Rowan LeCompte for an Episcopal church in Maryland in the 1950’s. After the church burned down, the window sat in a box for more than 40 years.

LeCompte along with Wilmington glass artist, Susan Tharin, added onto the window to help it fit into its new frame.

“When I stepped back and looked at the whole thing, it was just overwhelming to me,” Tharin says. “That he has had the faith in me to accomplish this and it’s just a relief to have it done and that everyone has been so
receptive.”

LeCompte has completed 42 stained glass windows for the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Tharin says its an honor that he picked her to help with the project.

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Southport will not light sidewalks near Dosher hospital

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Dosher Memorial Hospital is on its own when it comes to lighting the surrounding sidewalks.

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Governor’s budget includes money for CFCC, UNCW programs

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Gov. Perdue’s budget includes funding for a film industry training program at CFCC and a nursing program through UNCW.

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Update: Saturday night’s murder victim identified

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The victim in last night’s fatal shooting has been identified as 22-year-old David Terrell McPhatter, of Riegelwood.

Wilmington police say a fight broke out between between two men in the 500 block of S. 9th Street just before 11 p.m. Saturday. The fight apparently led to a shooting. McPhatter died at the scene due to multiple gunshot wounds.
The shooter took off. He’s still on the loose.

WPD investigators welcome information from anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or have information about it. Witnesses have said there were at least 100 people in the general area at the time of the murder.

Stay with www.wwaytv3.com for more information as details become available.

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Forest Hills students broadcast their own morning news

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Ciara Copeling and Isabella Zumbro lean into their microphones. It’s time for the school’s morning television show.

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