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Archive for April, 2014

Spell check: Campaign ad needs an education

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An ad for a North Carolina Senate candidate is turning into a teachable moment.

In his most recent campaign ads, Republican Michael Lee had one very important word spelled wrong.

The Lee campaign is calling it all a mistake, saying how the word “education” ended up misspelled in its TV ads must have been an oversight.

Education, spelled “eduation,” is missing a C.

“Yeah,” Lee laughed. “The proof that we looked at had it correct. We made a tweak with the music, and it came through, and it was missing a letter.”

His campaign pulled the ad, replacing it with the word “education” spelled correctly this time.

Lee joins a long line of misspelled words in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“In this instance,” he said, “it certainly didn’t come out on the final that was delivered from the production company.”

Lee has since fixed the ad and says his focus is back on the campaign.

“Education reform is something that we need in North Carolina,” Lee said. “We need to make sure that we’re paying our teachers well so that we can compete with other states and also being fair to our teachers and pay good teachers to stay.”

Lee says he plans on making education one of his top priorities if he makes it to the state Senate.

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Days at the Dock is this weekend at Holden Beach

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The annual Days at the Dock festival is this weekend at Holden Beach.

Meet under the bridge to see bands, arts and crafts, a car and motorcycle show and take part in a singing contest.

This year sees the return of the Cardboard Box Paddle Race as well as everyone’s favorite: the Bopple Race.

A complete list of entertainers and events is available at www.greaterholdenbeachmerchants.com.

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New ‘Moral Movies’ film series kicks off Thursday in Wilmington

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Working Films, the NC-NAACP, and state and local organizations from around North Carolina are partnering to present MORAL MOVIES – a four month series of award-winning films

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First Alert Weather: Yup, that’s a sunburn; continued perfect weather

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

A high pressure system will continue to bring a pleasant spring weather pattern through Thursday.

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Wolfpack halt Seahawks win streak 10-2

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

UNCW's bullpen held NC State in check over the final 7.1 innings, but the damage was done as NC State scored seven runs in the opening inning on its way to a 10-2 win over the Seahawks on Wednesday at Doak Field.

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