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Archive for October, 2014

VOTE: Good Morning Carolina’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

Monday, October 27th, 2014
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Halloween is just days away, and the Good Morning Carolina crew squared off in a pumpkin carving contest, in honor of some holiday fun and a little friendly competition.
Christina, Sarah and Randy all headed over Brunswick County's Greenlands Farm to set up shop with carving tools to create their own Halloween masterpieces. The morning trio was given an hour to complete their carved pumpkins from beginning to finish. 
Christina crafted a spooky shark attack cut-out, featuring a big shark with smaller fish swimming underneath (pumpkin pictured farthest left). Randy calls his creation 'Peter-Peter pumpkin eater,' featuring a large pumpkin eating a smaller one, (pumpkin pictured in the middle). Sarah calls her carving 'heads rolling,' featuring a trio of scary faces, (pumpkin pictured farthest right).


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UPDATE: Diver identified in fatal scuba accident

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Officials have released the identity of the man that died in a scuba diving accident off the coast of Carolina Beach around 8 p.m. Saturday night.

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Rep. Rick Catlin gets into it with film advocate at early voting

Monday, October 27th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Things got heated outside the New Hanover County Government Center Saturday. An argument between Rep. Rick Catlin (R-20th District), who is running for reelection, and a film worker has folks talking.

On the third day of early voting film crew member Shaun O’Rourke was holding a sign that read, “No one has killed more jobs in New Hanover County than Rick Catlin.”

Catlin says voters and other candidates had mentioned O’Rourke to him.

“They asked me if I could go calm him down, and I tried,” Catlin said.

O’Rourke responded by saying he was not doing anything against the rules.

“I was talking to voters and informing them on their way in, which is allowed,” O’Rourke said. “Rick Catlin helped destroy my industry and destroy my job, and I wanted people to know what I’m going through.”

Witnesses say Catlin approached the film crew member and began talking to him about state constitutional law, telling him why his targeted sign was wrong. Witnesses say things got heated and voices were raised.

Catlin said he left because the conversation was “unsuccessful,” but O’Rourke says differently.

“No one really takes him to task on the decisions that he’s made in the past,” O’Rourke said. “What happens is when someone really calls him out he cowers and gets defensive.”

Catlin said when it comes down to it, he respects O’Rourke’s right to say and believe what he wants, but he maintains he needed to say something.

“It’s a concern of many people when voters walking through the line feel pressured like that,” Catlin said. “I was trying to look after the voters.”

Catlin is challenged by Democrat Betsy Jordan.

Early voting continue through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4.


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First Alert Forecast: 70s and 80s to start week, much cooler by Halloween

Monday, October 27th, 2014

To start the week, a high pressure system will bring a continued dry weather pattern with cool nights and warm days. Much cooler by Halloween!

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Incumbents face challengers for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Created in 1981, the soil and water conservation districts are governmental subdivisions of the state.

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