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Archive for September, 2012

Oak Island officials search for third interim town manager

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Oak Island's interim town manager has resigned after serving in the position for a little over half a year.

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New Hanover Co. Commission Candidate Forum Tuesday on RTV and WHQR at 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY/WHQR) — WHQR 91.3fm Public Radio announces that it will host and broadcast a candidate forum among the six candidates for New Hanover County Commissioner at 7 p.m. in the MC Erny Gallery (254 N. Front Street, #300) as part of the 2012 Election Season.

The public is invited to attend.

The forum will also be aired live on 91.3fm and on RTV, as well as streamed live at whqr.org and at WWAYTV3.com. On Time Warner Cable, RTV is channel 106, on ATMC, channel 903, on Charter Cable, channel 145 and over-the-air at 3.2.

The forum will feature two local journalists, including WWAY’s Cacky Catlett, asking prepared questions during the first half of the event. The second portion will be dedicated to questions from voters. A live studio audience will be invited to ask questions during this segment. We’ll also use questions emailed in from listeners, or sent to us via Twitter and Facebook.

Questions for the candidates may be emailed to newsdirector@whqr.org or submitted via Twitter with the #whqrforums hash tag. Questions should note for which slate of candidates they are intended. WHQR reserves the right to edit the questions for clarity, brevity, and objectivity. Each question must be addressed to all candidates in a particular race.

Candidates for New Hanover County Commissioners include: Jonathan Barfield (Current Vice Chairman), Beth Dawson, Dr. Derrick Hickey, Robert Murray, Woody White and Rob Zapple.

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Last weekend for Marcy Cuevas

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

This is Marcy Cuevas’s last weekend here at WWAY. She’s decided that she’s had enough of us crazy news people and will be spending more time with her beautiful three children.

Marcy became one of our rare, young “old-timers.” She started working here back in 1999, and has done just about every job we have – reporter, producer, anchor, photographer, editor, therapist, the list goes on and on.

Not only is she a solid anchor, she’s a great story-teller. Honestly, one of the best I’ve ever worked with. She’ll get her story assignment in the morning, and you never hear back from her, because she’s gettin’ it done – and she’ll come back with great work.

We’re going to miss her a lot. Marcy has a great sense of humor, which you don’t always see on TV. She can come up with a zinger that’ll have the whole newsroom laughing for hours. We’re also losing one someone with great instiutional knowledge of Wilmington and the Cape Fear. That’s going to be hard to replace.

Marcy – we wish you well.

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UNCW begins new season of shows with southern classic

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

UNCW students are back at school and back on the stage. To begin their season, the theater students are performing a classic by one of the great southern playwrights.

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Killer who escaped NC prison farm recaptured

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A convicted killer who walked away from a North Carolina prison farm has been recaptured after more than four days on the run.

A spokesman for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said Thursday that inmate James J. Ladd was taken into custody by correctional officers and Alcohol Law Enforcement agents in Halifax County. No other details were immediately available.

Ladd was first noticed missing Sunday morning after the tractor he had been operating was found abandoned in a field outside the minimum security Tillery Correctional Center, more than an hour’s drive east of Raleigh.

The 51-year-old inmate is serving three life sentences for the 1980 robbery and shooting deaths of two men. He became eligible for parole after serving 30 years but was denied release in January 2011.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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