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Archive for October, 2012

WWAY named top election coverage in the Carolinas

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you’re looking for the best election coverage in the Carolinas, you’ll find it at WWAY NewsChannel 3.

This weekend, the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas awarded WWAY first place for Best Political-Election coverage among small market stations in North and South Carolina. The station’s winning entry was it’s coverage of North Carolina’s primary election in May.

It was one of four first place awards for WWAY, including Best Special Report for coverage of Hurricane Irene in August 2011, Best Producer Paul Blackmore and Best Documentary for “Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington.”

WWAY also won second place in the Best Documentary category for the ESP 3 Weather Team’s hurricane special “Out of This World: Cosmic Storm.” Second place awards also went to Cacky Catlett in the Best Anchor category and WWAY’s coverage of the controversy surrounding the Leland Police Department in the Investigative category.

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‘Safe Haven’ Facebook Q & A Tuesday

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Join a live Q & A on FACEBOOK Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at fb.com/safehavenmovie

You’ll be able to watch the new Safe Haven trailer and join Nicholas Sparks in a live Q&A with stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough!

RSVP to Safe Haven’s Facebook event and submit your questions for the Q&A here: http://on.fb.me/XznUjz

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Commissioner candidates focused on bringing jobs to Brunswick

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

At least two fresh faces will make their debut on the Brunswick Board of Commissioners after the election.

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UPDATE: Cafeteria used by Brunswick County Meals on Wheels back on track

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — The cafeteria that provides the food for the Brunswick County Meals on Wheels program is back on track. As of today, the Aramark operated kitchen scored 97 by the Health Department. This score is high enough to be used by the program.

That score was the quite the improvement from the previous 85.5 score it received in September

Senior Resources Executive Director Jim Fish says the Meals on Wheels program will continue to ensure that the cafeteria stays up to grade. The program had been working with another group that catered for the meal deliveries until the cafeteria cleaned up its act.

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Leland hotel damaged by prank call for second time

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — For the second time this year, a Leland hotel has suffered extensive damage because of a prank phone call.

Leland Police say early Sunday morning, someone called the front desk of the Best Western off US 17 and asked to be transferred to a room. The caller told the guest who answered to activate the fire sprinkler in the room because there was a gas leak. After the guest followed the directions, the caller hung up.

The same thing happened to another guest in the hotel back in May. That prank flooded the first two floors of the hotel and caused thousands of dollars in damage.

Leland Police detectives believe this prank may be only one of many nationwide, as was the case back in the spring. Detectives are investigating any and all leads and plan on possible collaboration with federal officials to aid in this investigation.

The Leland Police Department asks anyone with any information about this case to call (910) 371-1100 or leave an anonymous tip by texting 847411 with your cell phone then 411LPD and your tip.

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