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Archive for October, 2014

My Turn: Take the time to vote

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Here’s a great reason for you to vote in the upcoming election. It’s your privilege as someone who lives in this country. In this democracy, you can make a difference by speaking up and making your voice heard in the voting booth.

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Custom costumes for kids in wheelchairs revealed at parade

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Custom costumes made to for children with special needs were revealed at their school’s Halloween parade Thursday.

A company, 101 Mobility, spends countless hours making large, custom costumes that are often built around a child’s wheelchair. This year, the costumes ranged from a fighter pilot to an ice queen.

For the parade, the rest of the school’s students and staff at Codington Elementary School cheer on these students in their holiday ensembles. One mother whose daughter has been working with 101 Mobility says the event gets better and better each year.

“And every year it brings tears to my eyes to see her and how happy all the kids are when they’re putting on the parade and the whole school is out cheering for them,” Lequanna Higgins said.

To read more about how 101 Mobility built these custom costumes, click here.

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WWAY goes commercial free for Election Night coverage

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tired of all the political ads you’ve been bombarded with the last few weeks? Well, you won’t have to worry about any commercials to find out who won all those races if you tune to WWAY on Election Night.

Tune it at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday for a special Your Voice Your Vote 2014 edition of WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11 brought to you commercial free by Perry’s Emporium.

The 40-minute newscast will feature results, reaction and expert analysis of all the big races across North Carolina.

It caps off a night full of election coverage that includes updates throughout the evening on-air on WWAY and online here on WWAYTV3.com.

Get WAY more award-winning election coverage ONLY ON WWAY NewsChannel 3.

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Wheelchair-bound students show off their Halloween costumes

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Handicapped students at Codington Elementary School were celebrities for the day during a parade highlighting their wheelchair Halloween costumes.

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Crowdfunding is growing frontier in education funding

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Several teachers in New Hanover County have turned to DonorsChoose.org to buy materials for their classrooms

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