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Archive - Jun 5, 2009

School board releases info on Williston teacher

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board Friday afternoon released some vital information in the case surrounding former Williston Middle School teacher, Jessica Wishnask. WWAY has learned why she had been suspended twice while teaching at Williston last year. Full story...
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Castle Hayne man arrested for alleged sex crimes

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A Castle Hayne man is facing charges for sex crimes in Pender County. The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested 34-year-old registered sex offender, Randall Bryant Thursday night. Full story...
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Perdue answers questions around education

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videoState spending cuts are taking a toll on all sectors. But cuts to education have a lot of people asking why. WWAY political reporter Kevin Wuzzardo posed the question to Governor Perdue.

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Perdue, Saffo talk local stimulus money

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Governor Bev Perdue visited UNCW to talk about getting, and spending, federal stimulus money in North Carolina.

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Old blue jeans get a new life

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videoMost of us have old blue jeans with a few too many holes, or that are a bit too tight. Now that old denim can be put to good use - providing insulation for homes built by Habitat for Humanity. Full story...
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Brunswick fishermen look to educate on buying local

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videoIt is an industry that has it's ups and downs with every changing season - the fishing industry. A group of area fishermen are hoping to turn things around by casting a wide net; educating the public on the benefits of buying local seafood. Full story...
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Brunswick County thrift store is helping local schools

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Who would think buying thrift would be helping Brunswick County schools? The Communities in Schools Thrift Store is open for business. CIS is a national organization that aids public schools in dropout prevention. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Burgaw business, old and new

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videoHarrell's Retail Store has called Burgaw home since 1903. Since the store opened, Burgaw has seen some drastic changes. Plenty of businesses have come and gone, and the town's population has grown. Full story...
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Confirmed H1N1 virus, pre-school child

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The New Hanover County Health Department has confirmed another case of the H1N1 virus; this time in a pre-school aged child. Full story...
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Wrightsboro Elementary celebrates 100

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Wrightsboro Elementary School celebrated a milestone Friday. Students, alumni, former staff, and special guests joined the centennial celebration today at Wrightsboro Baptist Church. Full story...
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NC public health director warns about budget cuts

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North Carolina's public health director is warning that severe budget cuts could hurt the ability to respond to flu outbreaks later this year. Full story...
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NC tribe votes to allow casino alcohol sales

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Alcohol sales at a North Carolina mountain casino have been approved by members of the Cherokee Indian tribe. Full story...
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Budget cuts even hit NC lawmakers at cafeteria

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The budget cutting is getting serious in North Carolina as the recession continues. Lawmakers have been forced to cut funding for education and health programs. Full story...
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Southern Fried Poetry Slam continues in Durham

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A city in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina will be slammin' for a few days. Full story...
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Report: Drowning victim rode mo-ped past roadblock

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Authorities in North Carolina say the woman who drowned in a rain-swollen creek apparently rode her mo-ped past a roadblock intended to keep her from trying to ride through the water. Full story...
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