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Archive for May, 2012

Sunny Point commander responds to questions about physical tests

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — As we told you yesterday, some workers at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Brunswick County are worried about their jobs. The disabled veterans, who serve as security guards, say they’ll be let because they won’t be able to pass newly enforced physical agility tests.

Today, Sunny Point commander Col. Joseph Calisto responded to our report with the following statement.

“The Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU) serves a critical mission as the primary transshipment location for the Department of Defense (DOD) ammunition and explosive cargo. The criticality of MOTSU to the DOD and the sensitivity of its unique mission cannot be understated.

“In 2009, the Department of the Army implemented changes to its regulation governing the Army Civilian Police and Security Guard Program to insure all security personnel continue to meet the highest standards of law enforcement.

“One of those changes established new physical ability testing requirements for all Army police and security guard personnel. The new physical ability testing requirements insure our police and security guards meet the physical fitness standards needed to perform the essential functions of their jobs.
As commander, the safety and security of my employees and installation are first and foremost. I rely heavily on my law enforcement team to safeguard our employees and the terminal’s mission.

“We are extremely grateful to the military veterans who serve on our law enforcement teams but we must also meet the regulatory law enforcement requirements directed by the Department of the Army. We will continue to diligently work with each individual on a case by case basis to attempt to identify alternate employment options if required.”

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STORMTRACK 3: Beryl begins to pull away; Rain coming to an end

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Beryl is beginning to exit the area and push offshore. The last of the rain will be more in the form of scattered showers under mostly cloudy skies. The storm has already dropped anywhere from 2-4" of rain. While the system was still classified a tropical depression at the 11am advisory, it will likely become a non-tropical system this afternoon. 

We have not received any reports of any major flooding or any damage from the system. Our forecast for the rest of the day remains on track, and un-changed. 

Here’s a look at your StormTrack 3 forecast:

  • Midday into the afternoon: Showers become more scattered as Beryl starts to pull away. Peeks of sunshine developing. Highs in the upper 70’s. 
  • Tonight: Clearing skies. Lows in the mid 60’s. West winds at 5-10 mph. 

Stay tuned to WWAY for updates, and head to Hurricanes 101.

Meteorologist Tim Buckley

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Weather blamed for accident involving deputy, wife

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators say weather may be to blame for a single-car accident involving a sheriff’s deputy and his wife this morning in Brunswick County.

The Sheriff’s Office says Capt. Sammy Turner was not responding to a call when he wrecked his unmarked patrol car on US 74/76 at the US 421 merger coming from Wilmington. Capt. Turner was not hurt, but his wife Tina, who was with him, was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be checked out as a precaution.

The accident tied up traffic on 74/76, and a tow truck responding to the scene broke down, further adding to the congestion.

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Extras, actors talk about filming of ‘Piranha’

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Karen Malina spent the day playing a mother alongside local actor David Schifte

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Lynchburg watching Wilmington’s baseball chase intently

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Virginia city has long tradition of minor-league baseball

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