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Archive for September, 2012

The 49th Annual Spot Festival

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Hampstead, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Spot Festival is just days away.

It will be the 49th annual event in Hampstead.

This year’s Spot Dinner includes 2 spot, french fies, cole slaw, hush puppies and tea. Festival Board members Jack Swann and Dot Cotman sat down with Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs.

Watch the full interview to hear about festival events and who will benefit from all the proceeds.


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Officials look at ways to safeguard Kenan fountain

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Relocating the fountain is one of the options

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Firefighter honored for 50 years of service

Monday, September 24th, 2012

WINNABOW, NC (WWAY) -– Robert Kye started at the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department when he was 15 years old, and 50 years later his passion for firefighting still burns bright.

“It’s a great career, volunteer or paid either one,” Kye said. “It brings a lot of challenges, but it has a lot of rewards, and it’s something that you can do for your community. It just takes a special person to do it.”

For his 50 years of service Kye received a commendation from the North Carolina Senate and General Assembly. Kye was also bestowed with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Gov. Bev Perdue.

Friends say these awards are well deserved, but they’re truly the ones that are getting rewarded by simply knowing Kye.

“If a person’s in need, Robert is a person that you want as a friend,” Okey Mullins said. “There’s nothing that he hides, because he does it from his heart. The world needs a lot more people like Robert Kye. I would be proud to call him my neighbor any time.”

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Search continues for escaped killer from NC prison

Monday, September 24th, 2012

TILLERY, NC (AP) — North Carolina authorities continue to search for a 51-year-old man serving life sentences for murder and robbery who escaped while working on a prison farm.

A dispatcher for the Halifax County sheriff’s office said Monday morning that officials are still looking for James Ladd.

The Department of Public Safety said Ladd left his prison job Sunday outside Tillery prison. He was operating a tractor that officers found abandoned just before noon. Tillery is a minimum security prison.

Ladd was convicted in 1981 for the shooting deaths of two men on a Yadkin County farm.

It was unclear why Ladd was housed at the minimum security prison.

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

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UNC football player suspended after fight arrest

Monday, September 24th, 2012

A walk-on football player at North Carolina has been suspended after he was arrested and charged with assault.

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