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Archive for May, 2014

FIRST ON 3: Teen allegedly beat by boyfriend opens eyes, communicates with friends

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The latest on a 17-year-old girl police say her boyfriend beat her so badly she had to have brain surgery and be put in a medically-induced coma.

Hannah Connaway’s friend Claudene Williams says she has opened her eyes and is communicating with friends and family. They say she was talking in a hoarse voice, telling them she loves them and is happy to see them.

Williams says Hannah seems confused but keeps on smiling.

A hospital spokeswoman says Connaway is in fair condition.

Her alleged attacker, 18-year-old Michael Hutton is still in jail under a $1,000,000 bond. He denied our request for a jailhouse interview today.

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Wilmington VA clinic officials comment on phone problems

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Since news of a scandal over scheduling issues broke, VA clinics across the country have been scrutinized. Wilmington HCC was among many others audited after reports of veterans waiting months for appointments.

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Request to ban trucks from certain Wilmington roads denied

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Removing the roads could inhibit traffic necessary for operating the port, local officials told.

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Wilmington wins EPA grant to clean up contaminated properties

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Wilmington is among 171 communities nationwide to receive 264 grants totaling $67 million

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Columbus County institutions searching for leaders

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

In Columbus County, plagued with low health rankings and high unemployment, many people rely on the hospital and the community college. Both institutions have faced budget cuts and staff layoffs in recent months – and both are searching for top leaders.

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