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Archive for November, 2013

UPDATE: NHCS doubles up bus runs following school bus vandalism

Monday, November 25th, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Schools says some bus runs will be doubled up to get kids home from school after 35 school buses were vandalized over the weekend, according to a news release from the school system.

NHCS Public Information Officer Valita Quattlebaum says the latest buses dropped middle school students off at school around 9:15 a.m. after someone cut the accelerator cables to several of the buses parked at the Laney Bus Garage.

Ken Nance, the director of transportation for the school system, says the buses that were vandalized normally run routes to several middle and high schools in the northern part of the county.

According to the release, certain bus routes could run later than normal tomorrow morning. Quattlebaum says parents with children on impacted routes will be notified via a Connect5 phone call, letting them know which routes will be delayed.

She says schools will also be notified today if students at their particular schools are on those delayed bus routes as they continue investigating and repairing the buses vandalized.

Nance says the estimated damages total to between $14,000 and $18,000, including labor costs. The school system says if all parts needed for repairs are delivered on time, all buses are expected to be completely back to regular schedules by next Monday.

Quattlebaum says spare buses are are also being tested for safety and added to the fleet in an effort to minimize delays. She says an investigation is underway, but there is no information yet on suspects involved in the vandalism.


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Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers in Wilmington

Monday, November 25th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wreaths Across America needs your help to reach their goal of placing 500,000 wreaths on veterans' graves in 2013.

Every time you help them honor veterans and active military, you are also honoring their families and preparing a new generation to appreciate American freedoms.

Wreaths Across America hopes to place a wreath on every grave at Wilmington National Cemetery during a Wreath Laying Ceremony Saturday, December 14.

There are still thousands of wreaths needed, as Cheryl Penney explained during an interview on Good Morning Carolina.

Watch the entire interview to learn more about the organization, how you can help and what Wreaths Across America hopes to achieve this holiday season. Then check out their website for more information on volunteering or making donations.


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What does it take to find a criminal? CSI techs tell the truth

Monday, November 25th, 2013

What does it take to catch a criminal? As it turns out, the age-old ideas of easily finding finger prints and DNA at the crime scene are mostly myths generated from TV shows.

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Man faces burglary charges

Monday, November 25th, 2013

A Wilmington man remained in custody Monday morning, accused of burglarizing a Kingsley Road home.

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Police: Man accused of knocking on doors, peeking through windows

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating two instances of a man snooping around homes in broad daylight, though it is unclear if the two cases are related.

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