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Archive for September, 2013

Technology: 3D printing ‘creating’ learning opportunities

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Under the electronic whir of an extruder students listen to instruction fromTechnology Enrichment Teacher Bill Kanzinger, “There has to be a purpose behind it – there has to be

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FAA to award ILM with $5.4M grant to improve airport runway

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Wilmington International Airport will soon get funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve an existing runway, according to a news release.

The release from Senator Kay Hagan’s office says she announced a $5.4 million grant from the FAA yesterday. The grant comes after ILM got a $1 million grant last week to add land for additional approach space, which will make landings safer, according to the release.

In the release, Sen. Hagan says the grant “will make crucial improvements to the Wilmington Airport runway that will make it a safer place for travelers and workers.” “It is critically important to North Carolina’s economy that we continue making investments in transportation infrastructure,” Hagan said.

“We are pleased to receive the grant for the runway because it has been 20 years since the runway had been rehabilitated,” said Jon Rosborough, Director of ILM. “The FAA grant for easements and obstruction clearing is an important safety improvement associated with the Runway 17-35 rehabilitation project we have programmed for construction 2014,” he said.


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Teacher of the Week: Vickie Lapp

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

OGDEN, NC (WWAY) — Sometimes you have to break the mold to make a lasting impact. And that’s exactly what WWAY’s Teacher of the Week Vicki Lapp is doing.

The second grade teacher rarely utters the word class, instead she uses the word “team.” She explained, “For second graders, high school students team is the key; it builds a relationship. It is what we need in our country so that we can continue on in our community and work together.”

Mrs. Lapp teaches as Ogden Elementary. She has the smallest classroom in the building and utilizes every inch, even hanging posters on the blinds. But it is that teamwork mentality that really makes the room functional.

“We promote being a team and a community and work together for what we need. We make a list of the things we need to be successful in here and work together to make that happen.”

She was brought to tears at news of her nomination: it wasn’t the the $400 gift card to Teacher’s Aid or the stack of of coupons for free Happy Meals for her students. It was the kind words of a parent who nominated her.

“I’m very touched by that. And humbled. It means a lot to me that someone whom I have taught and parents of children I have taught feel that I’m worthy of that…it means a lot to me and I will always treasure it.”


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TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident shuts down eastbound lane on Highway 74, 76

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Crews are on the scene of an accident that has shut down the eastbound lane on Highway 74, 76, near Stella Dr.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews respond to accident involving motorcycle, car

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Crews are on the scene of an accident involving a motorcycle and a car at the intersection of Carolina Beach Rd. and S. College Rd.

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