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Archive for August, 2014

Latest update: Hurricane Cristobal heads northward

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Your First Alert Weather Team is tracking Hurricane Cristobal in the Atlantic Ocean.

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More SROs keeping an eye on schools in NHC

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

School officials have safety and security are top of mind as students head back to the classroom.

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WPD: Driver charged with DWI after hitting bus on first day of school

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The first day of school in New Hanover County got off to a scary start for some middle school students after police say a drunk driver hit their bus.

Wilmington Police charged Robert Philip Carroll of Wilmington with DWI and reckless driving after they say his Nissan Altima hit a school bus around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and Rose Avenue. Witnesses told police the bus was headed west on Wrightsville toward College Road when Carroll’s car, heading the opposite direction, swerved across the center line and hit the bus in the front.

The school district says there were eight children on the bus on the way to Holly Shelter and Trask middle schools. One student said he might be hurt, so the student was taken to Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. There is no word on the student’s condition. The bus had only minor damage, and took the rest of the children to their schools.

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Atkinson is 1 square mile of rich history, bright future

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

“On the surface, driving through it doesn’t look like much is going on,” resident Catherine Highsmith said, “but there is a strong, active community in Atkinson and a good place to live.”

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Drinking may be factor in school bus crash that sent student to hospital

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Investigators say alcohol may be a factor in a crash this morning involving a school bus.

One student was taken to the hospital. There is no word on the child’s condition.

Wilmington Police say they suspect the driver of the car that hit the New Hanover County bus at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and Rose Avenue may have been drinking.

Stay with WWAY NewsChannel 3 for more on this developing story.

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