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Archive for November, 2013

Third suspect charged in connection to attempted murder

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Two suspects have been arrested in connection to a recent shooting, according to a spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department.

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NHC Board of Education: No ban on ‘Red for Ed’ shirts

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The New Hanover County Board of Education responded Friday to a letter sent by the NCAE Wednesday and disagrees with what it said.

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Bryan brothers excited about reaching out to kids in Wilmington

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Happening this weekend, the No. 1 doubles tennis team in the world, the Bryan brothers, will be play an exhibition match at UNCW.

They’re Olympic gold medalists and have won the career Grand Slam of tennis, but Sunday you won’t find them on the clay of Roland Garros or the grass at Wimbledon. Instead they’re hitting the court at Trask Coliseum.

“This is a really great time of the year for us,” Bob Bryan said. “The season is behind us, and it was a long year. We traveled the world, and now we’re just kind of having fun coming to great cities like this with a little bit of pressure.”

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The tennis legends will be playing at the event with Lenny Simpson’s One Love foundation in mind. They say they hope their play will help serve underprivileged youth in the Port City.

“It’s one of the greatest things you can do is give back to kids,” Mike Bryan said. “It’s going to be great to come to Wilmington and raise some money for a good cause and help some kids out in the process.”

Bob said, “Hopefully it will inspire a couple of kids to pick up the racket and play tennis and maybe even play doubles.”

Before serving up a treat for the fans, they say they’re going to ace their warm-up competition: WWAY’s gruesome twosome of Daniel Seamans and John Rendleman.

“We’re going to have to watch out for them, but we’re not going to lose to a couple of anchors out there,” Mike said. “We can’t wait to see their stuff.”

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Third person charged with attempted murder

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

A third person was arrested Friday in connection with an October incident

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School board attorney responds to NCAE claims

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The attorney for the New Hanover County School Board says the board has done nothing wrong in its discussions about political activities by teachers on campus.

Today the board released a letter from its attorney Wayne Bullard to attorneys for the North Carolina Association of Educators in response to a letter the school board received Wednesday from the NCAE.

In his letter Bullard wrote that the board did not hold an illegal closed meeting Nov. 4. Bullard said the session was closed because board members were discussing whether certain employees were violating the board’s policies about political activities at school and whether certain administrators were enforcing the policies. He said by law such discussions of personnel matters must be discussed in private.

Bullard also said the district does not have a ban on “Red for Ed” shirts in schools. He wrote that the board clarified its position at a work session Tuesday to say it was not aware of district employees being “threatened with disciplinary action for exercising their Constitutional rights.”

“Suffice it to say that the Board is concerned about orchestrated political activities by its teachers taking place on school grounds in front of students who are a captive audience,” Bullard wrote. “The (b)oard clearly has the right and responsibility to regulate such conduct and speech.”

Bullard also said the board “strongly supports public education.”

“However, unlike some groups, the (b)board supports all stakeholders in public education,” he wrote.

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