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Archive for January, 2014

Council agrees to ask for grant to hire gang prevention specialists

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington City Council took another step to fight the gang problem in Wilmington Tuesday night.

Council Members passed a resolution to apply for a grant to hire one full-time and one part-time gang prevention specialist.

Those jobs would work with kids who are most at risk to join gangs in Wilmington.

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Retired doctor another candidate in NC Senate race

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

CLAYTON, NC (AP) — A retired physician is adding to the Republicans entering this year’s race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

Dr. Edward Kryn of Clayton said late Tuesday he will seek the GOP nomination. At least seven Republicans have announced they’re running in the May primary. The winner is expected to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November.

Kryn was born in Canada and became an American citizen nine years ago. He said he’s in the race because he believes his medical background working in the U.S. and Canada gives him expertise on medical issues unlike the other candidates.

Kryn said he’d seek major changes to the federal health care overhaul if elected. He says the law violates the religious liberties of groups opposed to some of its mandates.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Land Trust receives more than 6,442 acres at Orton Plantation

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The transaction is part of Orton Plantation owner Louis Bacon’s goal to preserve the surrounding area

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Non-school delays for Jan. 22 due to inclement weather

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Cold weather and possible icy conditions have some local schools and businesses to operating on a 2-hour delay Wednesday.

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Teacher of the Week: Chief Frost

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Diving into a teaching career after retiring from the military may seem like an odd change of pace. But to Chief Thomas Frost it was the perfect choice. He sees it as a way to continue serving his county in a new way.

He joined the staff at Ashley High School after 23 years of service to his country. And his wife let WWAY in on a little secret. Though he is retired and should be lounging around enjoying life, that’s not the case. “He gives up weekend and most evening for drill meets and community service events” with his students Sheri Frost explained. He even postponed his Christmas vacation to help students deliver trees and dinners to those who would otherwise go without.

Chief Frost teaches alongside a fellow retired Sailor inside the walls of Ashley High School. They’re surrounded by students of the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) program. Each student doesn’t necessarily want to pursue a career in the military, but each one values service. “They serve through volunteering,” said Frost.

He runs a tight ship. “I don’t tell my students that I love them or anything like that,” he said. “Don’t tell them, but I truly do.” He may put on a tough face, but his dedication and love for students is apparent in his eyes as he smiles while they’re working hard.

His classes has to be one of the most well-behaved classes WWAY has surprised. It was virtual silence as the cameras barged through the door. But once given permission to speak, they all began cheering for their beloved teacher.

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