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Archive for December, 2012

Tarheels hold off Pirates 93-87

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

North Carolina spent the first half of Saturday's game against East Carolina knocking down shots to build a big lead.

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UNCW welcomes new graduates into world

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — December is not only a time to celebrate the holidays, but it is also a time to welcome a new generation of graduates into the world.

UNCW held commencement ceremonies this weekend for its Professional Schools and College of Arts and Sciences. Over 1,300 young adults left the Trask Coliseum with a degree in hand. These graduates are ready to take on the world, but is the economy ready for them?

William Hall, Professor of Economics at UNCW says the economy is better than it was six months ago. He says graduates have a good shot.

“Of course, they are going out into somewhat of an uncertain environment with respect to possible employment opportunities. But I do believe that this year compared to last May, there is less uncertainty.”

While many graduates are not sure what they want to do, a few have everything all figured out.

“I have an interview on Monday, a follow-up with Lockheed Martin as a specialist with that,”
says Kyle Neumann, graduating with a degree in economics. “If that goes well, I am probably going to take it.”

“I am going to go work at Duke in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit,” says Kristin Norton who is graduating from the nursing program at UNCW.

Uncertainty plagues the minds of many other graduates. Chancellor Gary L. Miller says they have nothing to worry about.

“They have everything they need. And we will continue to give them support and wish them well.”

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Headstones get a holiday make-over

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — What were once bare headstones had a holiday make-over this weekend at the Wilmington National Cemetery. Veterans and supporters attended a “Wreaths Across America Ceremony” where they showed respect for fallen and forgotten soldiers. Though everyone was pleased with the turnout, one veteran wishes the military had as much support.

“In my day, there was a draft on,” says Kenneth Pike a US Army veteran. “So we were all obligated to serve, but some of us volunteered and stayed on longer than the minimum time. It was just what young men were expected to do in those days.”

After the ceremony. Everyone was invited to lay the wreaths upon the graves of known and unknown soldiers.

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First group of Isaac Bear students graduate from UNCW

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

More than 1,300 students walked across the stage at UNCW on Saturday to graduate. Several of the students graduating are part of the first group of Isaac Bear Early College students to graduate from UNCW.

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Do you see a face in this oyster?

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Can you see a man's face in this oyster?

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