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Shark Tank star’s secret to success

Friday, March 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you could ask Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran anything, what would it be? Many want to know what her secret to success has been and she isn’t afraid to share the advice.

“Bad grades are perfect if you want to be an entrepreneur, ya know why?” Corcoran asked. Actually, no… Many people don’t know why. In an interview with WWAY, Corcoran took the opportunity to educate on her theory. “”I sat in school and got straight D’s from the time I entered kindergarten till I got outta’ college. Straight D’s and that’s not so easy to do and some of them i begged for. They were supposed to be F’s.”

That’s probably not the message any parents or teachers want to send to their own children and students. But, take a note from the shark. She is one of the leading ladies on ABC’s popular show Shark Tank and she is multi millionaire. She claims if you’re not paying attention in class, you have plenty of time for something else. “I had all of that time in the classroom day in and day out to daydream,” Corcoran said. “and if there’s one that that entrepreneurs do well is…they day dream.”

It helps to have good sales skills too. Tonight, hopeful entrepreneurs will face the sharks. They’ll sell their ideas and products in hopes of partnering with one of the wealthy business professionals. You probably remember, Wilmington’s Zach Crain pitched his product, the freaker, in 2012. His bottle covers didn’t strike a deal with the sharks, but Corcoran hopes he and others walk away from their studio with a lesson. It’s something she learned as a child.

“I sure knew how to make friends and kid around and get comfortable with people and those are all traits an entrepreneur needs in addition to being street smart.”

Take it or leave it. Either way, it’s free advice from a woman rich in business skills….well, who are we kidding? Rich period. She sold her own real estate company for a whopping $66 million several years ago and continues investing in others’ bright ideas.

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NEW THIS MORNING: Bullet grazes man in the head when shotgun misfires

Friday, March 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man is recovering in the hospital this morning after police say a bullet grazed his head when a friend’s shotgun misfired inside a Wilmington home.

Just before 11 p.m. police say two men, who they say knew each other, were inside the home at 1201 Chestnut Street. Officers say it all started when one of the men was holding a shotgun, which he told police he keeps on him for protection.

That’s when police say the man’s shotgun chamber malfunctioned, firing a shot at the other man. They say the bullet from the gun’s misfire grazed the man’s friend in the side of the head. Police say the 22-year-old man was then taken to the hospital for the gunshot wound, and is recovering there this morning.

Police say since the two men know each other, the shooter only faces charges for discharging a firearm within city limits.

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Crews respond to early morning shed fire

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Fire crews are on the scene of a fire that started in a shed located in the 4100 block of Masonboro Loop Road early Friday morning.

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Man accidentally shot in head at 12th & Chestnut

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Wilmington Police said a man in his early 20s was accidentally shot in the head by a friend at 1201 Chestnut Street on Thursday night. 

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UPDATE: Early morning fire ruled accidental

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Fire crews are on the scene of a fire that started in a shed located in the 4100 block of Masonboro Loop Road early Friday morning.

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