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Archive for September, 2014

Back Then – Old Maffitt Village map documents history

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The Long Leaf Park neighborhood that remains today is only a small part of what once was.

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Catlin, Jordan to debate tonight on WWAYTV3.com

Monday, September 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The fall campaign season is upon us.

Tonight, candidates for NC House District 20 will meet for a debate sponsored by WWAY and WHQR.

Republican incumbent Rep. Rick Catlin and Democratic challenger Betsy Jordan face off from 7 until 8 p.m. at WHQR’s studios at 254 N. Front St. in downtown Wilmington, where you can be part of a live studio audience.

If you cannot make it, watch the debate live here on WWAYTV3.com or listen on WHQR 91.3 FM.

Other candidate forums are planned, including one featuring the candidates for New Hanover County Commission on Monday, Oct. 6.

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8-year-old girl working to make big difference for homeless

Monday, September 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An 8-year-old girl has taken her school assigned community service and gone above and beyond. She is taking it upon herself to help out the homeless in the Port City.

Leah Schraff is collecting toiletries and interview clothes for homeless people in Wilmington. Her mom has helped her set up a spot to collect items outside the Food Lion at the intersection of College Rd. and S. 17th Street. They chose this area in the hopes that people might pick up some extra toiletries while grocery shopping and drop them off for donation. 

This morning Leah started a Leah started a website where folks can donate to her project.

The school assignment requires three hours of community service over the course of nine weeks. Today was her first day collecting, and she's already completed her required time, but she's pledged to keep collecting every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon until Thanksgiving.

And for Leah, all of this started with a little inspiration from a YouTube video. The words from the YouTube video stuck with the 4th grader. 

"I started thinking about ways to help," Leah said. "Food and money is a great thing to do for the homeless, but it only really lasts for a day, but if they get a job, then they can have money to buy food." 

Her mother Jamie Schraff tells us she wanted to jump into action right away. 

"She's starting to write a blog," Jamie said. "She got her website set up this morning. She's all over it."

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‘Dear Sister’ songwriter brings work here

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Bluegrass songwriter Louisa Branscomb has relocated to Southeastern North Carolina from Nashville, Tenn.

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First Alert Forecast: rain chance to start week, extended periods dry and pleasant

Monday, September 29th, 2014

As the new work and school week begins, though, a storm system will bring a return of rain chances. Then, a high pressure system will likely bring back the drier weather by Wednesday, October 1st.

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