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Archive for February, 2013

New NC Emergency Management director is agency vet

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Officials have promoted a deputy director to run North Carolina Emergency Management.

Michael Sprayberry will take over his new job immediately. He was named to the post Wednesday by Department of Public Safety Secretary Kieran Shanahan.

Sprayberry became deputy director of Emergency Management in 2005, overseeing the agency’s budget and communications and working closely with local communities with both disaster prevention and response.

Sprayberry served with the U.S. Marines and has been in the North Carolina Army National Guard for 25 years. He replaces Doug Hoell, who retired earlier this month.

Shanahan says Sprayberry has consistently shown exceptional leadership.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Investigation: Looking into possible misuse of town equipment

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

According to Navassa town council member Athelston Bethel, over the weekend he saw a town employee Carlos Garcia, who's the maintenance manager hauling dirt with town equipment on property not belonging to the town.

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UNCW falls at last place Old Dominion

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The Monarchs, who are leaving the CAA for Conference USA next season, snapped a 13-game home losing streak to improve to 4-23 overall and 2-13 in the CAA. The Seahawks are now 10-17 and 5-10.

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FIRST ON 3: Head-on collision shuts down Castle Hayne Road

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Fire Department responded to a head-on collision earlier tonight on Castle Hayne Road and North Kerr Avenue.

The accident happened when a sedan collided with an SUV. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to New Hanover County Dispatch firefighters worked to extract the victims from their cars.

Stay with WWAY for more on this developing story.

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Inlet dredging benefits Topsail Island beaches

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

A wide stretch of beach now extends in front of the Topsail Reef condominium complex where the ocean once lapped at protective sandbags.

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