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Archive for May, 2013

Navassa names new police chief

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

After nearly a year without a full-time police chief, Navassa has a cop back on the beat.

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UNCW will not cut any teams; Chancellor says more support needed

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — UNCW will not cut any sports teams, despite the recommendation of a committee report commissioned by Chancellor Gary Miller.

Miller announced at a news conference this morning that the university will continue all 19 of its sports programs. The announcement was met with a huge ovation from the audience at the Burney Center on campus, many of whom were members of the five teams on the chopping block.

“Eliminating any sports program is a last resort,” Miller said before announcing the retention of the programs.

Miller said he reached his decision after discussions with community leaders and people across the country.

“It’s clear to me from these discussions that there’s a great passion for Seahawks athletics,” Miller said.

Miller, though, said the 19-team athletic program cannot be maintained without a strong community support system, sponsorship and donations.

“The question is not whether we get rid of sports, but rather if we continue, is there enough passion in this community to sustain?” Miller said.

The Intercollegiate Athletics Review Committee had recommended cutting five programs from the university’s athletics department: men’s cross country, men’s indoor track, men’s and women’s swimming and softball.

Stay with WWAY NewsChannel 3 for much more on this developing story, including reaction from student-athletes and the community tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5, 5:30 and 6.

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FIRST ON 3: Injured six-foot long alligator removed from MLK Parkway

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Dispatch has confirmed that a six-foot long alligator was safely removed near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Wednesday evening.

The alligator was first spotted between Kerr Ave. and N. 23rd St.

Authorities say the animal has a severe neck injury. It took three people to subdue the reptile.

Authorities believe the alligator came from Smith Creek, because they were able to follow its trail by the alligators tail.

Wildlife Removal Services took the alligator and will be putting it back in its natural habitat.

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LIVE ONLINE: Watch the announcement on the future of UNCW athletics (8:00 a.m.)

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

UNCW has scheduled a press conference for 8 a.m. today where Chancellor Gary Miller will announce a decision regarding the Intercollegiate Athletic Review Committee's recommendations to cut five athletic programs.

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UNCW won’t cut athletic teams

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Chancellor Gary Miller announced that the university will not eliminate any sports teams.

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