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Archive for May, 2013

NOAA predicts another busy hurricane season

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

AP Science Writer

COLLEGE PARK, MD (AP) — Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season.

Thursday’s outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that become major hurricanes.

The prediction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is more than what’s considered an average Atlantic season.

Last year was the third-busiest on record with 19 named storms. Ten became hurricanes and were two major storms, with winds over 111 mph.

That included Sandy, which caused $50 billion in damage even though it lost hurricane status when it made landfall in New Jersey.

The last time a major hurricane made landfall in the United States was Wilma in 2005. The seven year U.S. landfall drought is the longest on record.

The six-month season starts June 1.

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Woman calls 911 saying she was cut in face

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A woman who says she was cut in the face overnight called 911 early Thursday for help.

The call came in around 4:30 a.m. in the 900 Block N. 30th Street, according to New Hanover County dispatchers.

They say the caller told them she was cut in the face by another woman. The victim was taken to the hospital, but there’s no word yet on her injuries.

Dispatchers say one woman was arrested in connection with the incident.

Stay with WWAY for more on this developing story.

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DSS errors often hurt the client

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

In the past five years, DSS’ errors have improperly awarded $271,960 in benefits compared to $45.8 million in total benefits.

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Student Veteran Wins Tools for His Trade

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One Cape Fear Community College student got a jump start on his career thanks to a new grant for student veterans who are preparing for jobs in the auto repair industry.
U.S. Air Force veteran Kevin Young, who is studying collision repair, received $2,500 in tools from the “Hire Our Heroes” program.
Young says tools usually cost about $2,000 so this grant will really help him rev up his education.
“For me it was great because even though I’ve been buying tools on my own, this will probably take care of most of the tools that I’ll need at least to start off my career,” Young said.
Young also encourages other veterans to learn auto body because his instructors say there are many jobs in the industry.
Launched in January, the “Hire Our Heroes” campaign helps veterans become skilled technicians.

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Divas face-off in new Wilmington musical

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

The New York rush is coming to downtown Wilmington. City Stage is performing a musical called Brooklyn.

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