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Archive for August, 2014

Education chief: Charter schools, managing companies must disclose salaries, budget info

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The schools, funded by taxpayers, have until Sept. 30, or risk losing their charters.

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Deputies searching for missing USMC Vet

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Pender County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a missing Marine Veteran suffering from PTSD.

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West Bladen to play tonight despite player’s death

Friday, August 29th, 2014

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — West Bladen junior linebacker Lennon Lacy was found dead at a mobile home park in Bladen County this morning. The cause of his death has not yet been released.

Tonight’s home football game against West Columbus will be played as scheduled.

Both teams enter the contest with 1-0 records.

WWAY will be at the game. We’ll have a game recap on Friday’s 5th Quarter.


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Rep. Jones makes rare visit to New Hanover County

Friday, August 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington is the south end of rep. Walter Jones’s 3rd Congressional District, but it’s not a place he visits often.

During a visit to New Hanover County today, we asked the Republican if he really knows our area.

Jones has been representing the 3rd District in the US House for more than 20 years. He says its important to get to know all the counties he represents.

“For me to come down here today is to be reminded of all the good that’s being done here for the citizens of Pender and New Hanover and the surrounding counties,” Jones said during a visit to GE Aviation in Castle Hayne.

Redistricting added part of New Hanover and all of Pender counties to the district two years ago. Since then, though, Jones admits he’s come this far south only a handful of times.

“To the best of my knowledge three or four times,” Jones said.

So we asked him how well he thinks he knows the area.

“Young lady, I was in Wilmington before you were born, and maybe even your parents. I went to UNC Wilmington. I know Wilmington reasonably well,” Jones told a reporter. “Now, do I know Wilmington as well as when I was a student here? I’m learning.”

His challenger Marshall Adame says it should have been important for the congressman to get to know those counties as soon as they were added.

“Because the rest of the district has known Congressman Jones for 20 years,” Adame, a Democrat, said.

Adame says a Congressman needs to be worried about the entire district he represents in Washington.

“You had time when you needed their vote,” Adame said. “You had time when you needed something from them. When they need something from you, you say, ‘Well it’s a big county; it’s a big district.”


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Surfer bitten by shark near Figure Eight Island

Friday, August 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Another surfer was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon while surfing off Figure Eight Island.

Hunter Anderson says a shark about four to six feet long bit him on his left hand. Anderson got stitches, but is otherwise OK. He and another friend were paddling out to catch a wave when the shark bit him. No one else was hurt.

It’s at least the third shark bite near that area in the last two months.

Photos courtesy: Facebook/Bruce Wise


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