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Archive for October, 2013

What would happen if you replaced candy with healthy treats on Halloween?

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

What would happen if you replaced candy with health treats on Halloween? Well Crest and Oral-B decided to let a panel of kids test the idea. The results will leave you in tears.

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Supply pair charged with arson

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Thomas and Rollins are both being held in the Brunswick County jail in lieu of $50,000 secured bonds

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Candidate profile: Charlie Rivenbark

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark landed in the hospital last week, but he is out and back on the campaign trail this week.

Now he is asking for your vote for what he says could be the last time so he can keep his seat on the city council.

Rivenbark is a fifth generation Wilmingtonian.

“It’s just a great town. I love it,” he said. “I ride around, and I see all the places I’ve seen since I was a kid.”

As he watches areas around the city urbanize, Rivenbark says leaders need to reevaluate ways to expand.

“We are going to have to rethink the way we grow our tax base; the way we develop our land,” Rivenbark said. “We need to go back and practice smart growth.”

Rivenbark, who served two terms on council starting in 1993 before taking a break and running again four years ago, says there is a growing number of people in the market for senior housing in Wilmington. It’s an issue he feels the city needs to address.

“Wwe are woefully behind, and we need to really hit the ground running with that type of housing, as well as affordable housing for people who are on subsidized housing,” Rivenbark said.

Reflecting on his current term as it comes to a close, Rivenbark says he is particularly proud of how council acted during difficult financial times.

“We continue to provide the services and maintain a fairly reasonable tax rate, grew the city’s savings account during those tough economic times,” he said.

And now Rivenbark is asking for your vote to continue his work on council.

“I think the City of Wilmington is in excellent shape,” Rivenbark said. “Can we do better? We can always do better.”

Early voting is underway and runs through Saturday. Election Day is Tuesday.


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Sweet sport, sour name: Pickleball grows in popularity

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

It's the sport with a funny name, it's called pickleball. As we found out, from the moment you give it a shot, you'll be hooked.

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Wilmington business creates custom costumes for special needs students

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Even though it’s time for Halloween it was more like Christmas for students in Codington Elementary’s special needs class.

“She’s been all happy today. She’s been jumping and waving and she just is so adorable,” said Lequanna Higgins whose daughter is in the class.

For the second year, 101 Mobility created Halloween costumes that masked the wheelchairs Ms. Bishop’s students use.

“It was very special and my students were just besides themselves,” said Vanessa Bishop.

101 Mobility said they wanted to go above and beyond, so this Halloween it incorporated 3D add-ons and lights to the costumes.

“I wanted to do something different that he and his brother could do together, so I came up with Batman and Robin,” said Shantelle Mickey.

You could not help but notice the superhero in his Batmobile riding with his trusty side-kick.

The pirate, the mermaid, the construction worker, and the flower all got lots of cheers too as they paraded down the school hallways.

“It’s kind of hard not to cry watching the kids giggle and cheer,” said Joseph Gray from 101 Mobility.

The cheers meant the world to the woman who leads these children every day of the year.

“When you are walking through and all the general ed kids are cheering for the kids with special needs, it just warms your heart. There is nothing like it,” said Bishop.

A representative from 101 Mobility said the company will drop off the costumes to each students home tomorrow afternoon so they will be ready for trick-or-treating.


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