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Archive for April, 2014

Safety changes made to batting practice following middle schooler’s death

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

High School coaches around the area are implementing new safety rules on their ball fields following the death of middle schooler Alex Newsome.

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Campaigns heat up in final days

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Big political names are in town doing their part to sway voters in the days leading up to the primaries.

The race for U.S. Congress in our area is heating up and the candidates are getting their hands dirty.

Today former governor Mike Huckabee was in town to raise money and throw his support behind congressional candidate Woody White.

This as white and his main opponent David Rouzer find themselves taking hits in the political arena.
As the clock ticks down to Election Day the airwaves are heating up.

Today former presidential candidate and Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee stood strong behind his friend Woody White.

“I think people need to go to Washington not because they wanna (SIC) be a somebody,” said Huckabee, “but because they want to serve the somebodies of their district.”

At a press conference in Wilmington today, Huckabee outlined why he thinks White is the man for the job.

“People have gone to Washington and it has been like the roach motel,” he said, “They’ve gone in but they’ve never come out.”

Huckabee though played right into a line Whites opponent has been harping on for weeks now.

“He doesn’t need this job,” Huckabee said of White, “he truly doesn’t need a job he’s got a job and a good one.”

A point Rouzer is quick to make as well.

“Have you heard a good joke about a lawyer,” Rouzer said in a campaign ad referring to Whites history as a trial lawyer, “I bet you have.”

White fighting back and defending his career in his ads. He also attacks Rouzer on his position on amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Though white wouldn’t discuss the negative campaigning with in press releases this week White calls Rouzer pro-amnesty.

A charge Rouzer vehemently denies.

Early voting started this week.

Primary election day is May 6th.


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GOP candidates see opportunity to win New Hanover sheriff’s office

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Marc Benson and Jason Vaughn believe morale in the sheriff’s office is a problem

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Batts goes the distance against Delaware

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Mat Batts went the distance and UNCW rode long balls from Terence Connelly and Joe Bertone as the Seahawks topped homestanding Delaware, 5-1, in the Colonial Athletic Association series opener on Friday at Bob Hannah Stadium.

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Democratic candidates for New Hanover sheriff square off in tense debate

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Incumbant Sheriff Ed McMahon and Sid Causey face each other in May 6 primary

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