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Archive for October, 2012

Principal of the Year surprised with honor

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — In Brunswick County, one lucky principal got quite the surprise in the hall of her own school today.

Retha Rusk, principal at Lincoln Elementary in Leland, is the Principal of the Year in Brunswick County, and it’s safe to say she was unaware of the big news.

Community members and co-workers surprised her with a banner and flowers, thanking her for her hard work.

“I’m thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to work in the Brunswick County Schools, to be with children,” Rusk said. “My goal is to help schools become better, and to be a great learning environment for the children.”

Rusk says it’s a wonderful feeling that her peers have such confidence in her to nominate her for the award.

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Special Olympians gather for fall games

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Special Olympics athletes kicked off their fall games this morning at Wilmington’s Legion Stadium Complex.

From bocce ball and races to soccer and tennis, athletes from around the region worked on honing their skills and making new friends. Organizers say socializing is one of the most important parts of the games.

“I’m hoping they just have a good time,” coordinator Tiffany Lesley said. “That’s what today for me is all about. I want everyone to leave here after having fun. Just having the best time and learning something new.”

Participants could place first, second or third in their selected events, but volunteers say everyone who tried was a winner.

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Owner pays thousands to keep dog in animal shelter

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Owning a dog can be expensive, but one local owner is paying thousands of dollars to keep her dog locked up at the New Hanover County Animal Services Unit.

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Police asking for public’s help with case involving stolen lawn equipment items

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Authorities with the Shallotte Police Department are asking are asking the public for help regarding the larceny of various lawn equipment, according to a police spokesperson.

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Food Day Wilmington focuses on locally-produced eats

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Locals celebrated Food Day Wilmington with Feast Down East at UNCW. They learned where to buy local foods, how locally grown foods are healthier, and why it’s important to buy locally.

UNCW Campus Dining also provided a locally-sourced lunch for food day supporters.

“For Feast Down East, it’s really about economic development,” Executive Director Leslie Hossfeld said. “When you keep food dollars locally, this has an incredible ripple effect in our local economy.”

Feast Down East encourages people to take the Food Day Challenge, by eating one meal consisting solely of local foods.

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