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Archive for February, 2013

WEATHER: Drier and progressively cooler

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Clearer and drier and gradually cooler conditions will be the norm over the next couple of days as high pressure flirts with the area. In the wake of yesterday's storm, drier

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BREAKING NEWS: Crews responding to structure fire in Winnabow

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Fire crews are on the scene of a structure fire in the Winnabow area of Brunswick County.

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Successful Roe v. Wade attorney speaks at UNCW

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It was a case that made history in our nation, Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court’s decision legalized abortion 40 years ago and remains the law of the land. The powerhouse attorney who won that case spoke at UNCW Tuesday.
Sarah Weddington was only 26 when she won one of the biggest cases in U.S. history but four decades after winning Roe vs. Wade she has done much more.
Tuesday night Sarah Weddington spoke at UNCW. Weddington, who won the famous Roe v. Wade court case, which made abortion legal, is still the youngest woman to successfully argue in front of the Supreme Court. Students, professors, and people in the community gathered to watch her speak.
One student said it is important for people to see Sarah Weddington speak to make changes in society. ” Right now there’s so many things going on and so many changes that need to happen. Sarah Weddington is such an insperation because she made all those changes 40 years ago. Things that we’re still discussing today,” UNCW president of the prelaw society, Brooklyn Hilderbrandt said.
The event attracted both men and women.
” Obviously landmark Supreme Court case is what she’s known for but she’s done a lot of great things in her life besides just the one court case, so it was really great to come out and listen to her talk about leadership especially in roles where gender has been a problem for women and working towards gender equality in the workplace,” Dakota Cary said.
Weddington said some women are born leaders. She said she was always asking why things were the way they were and she encourages people to continue to ask the same question. Weddington said two of her college professors were the most influential women in her life. After winning Roe v. Wade one of them even gave their personal congratulations.

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1 wounded in shooting on Coastal Carolina Univeristy campus

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

CONWAY, SC (AP) — A spokeswoman says one person has been wounded in a shooting at a school apartment complex near Coastal Carolina University, and a lockdown of campus buildings has been ordered.

School spokeswoman Martha Hunn said the gunman was still at large Tuesday night.

She said dispatchers received a call around 7:20 p.m. regarding a shooting at University Place, which is adjacent to S.C. Highway 544.

Hunn said the victim was transported to a local hospital.

According to the school’s website, University Place houses almost 2,000 students.

Coastal Carolina University has an enrollment of slightly more than 9,000 students. Its website says there are 72 buildings on campus covering 630 acres. The school, founded in 1954, is in Conway, 15 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Raye Drive flooding fix

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

After Tuesday's drenching rains, WECT.com decided to check up on residents of a neighborhood with flooding problems.

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