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Archive for September, 2013

Police block section of Forest Hills Drive

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

It’s unclear what the authorities are investigating, but multiple police vehicles are on the scene.

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Harris scores twice, Wake Forest beats Army 25-11

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Josh Harris rushed for 96 yards and two second-half touchdowns, Michael Campanaro had a 66-yard scoring catch, and Wake Forest rallied past Army 25-11 on Saturday.

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Scooter riders shot at by following car, road shut down

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Dispatchers with New Hanover County confirm reports of gun shots in the Forest Hills area.

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Humorous speaking contest is no laughing matter

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The competition was cooking this weekend at Wilmington Toastmasters' Humorous Speaking and Evaluation contest, but Toastmasters say perfecting speaking skills is nothing to laugh about.

"A lack of effective communication is something that haunts us at all levels of society, all the way up to the President of the United States," said professor and toastmaster Bruce Ragon.

Toastmasters around the world are dedicated to helping people improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Competitions like this one allow experts to evaluate a speaker’s strengths and weaknesses, giving them both constructive feedback and added confidence.

Speakers say people can then apply these skills to virtually any career.

"As an engineer, even if I invent something or create something but I can’t tell anyone about it, than it does no one any good," said toastmaster and engineer Libby Dunn.

Wilmington Toastmasters meet every Tuesday at Chris’s Restaurant starting at 7 A M. For more information or to find a club near you, check out their website.

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Savage throws 6 TDs, Pitt beats Duke 58-55

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Tom Savage tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with six touchdown passes and Pittsburgh held on for a wild 58-55 win over Duke on Saturday.

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