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Archive - Oct 2012

NHRMC denies wrongdoing, settles discrimination suit

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center will pay $146,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) according to a release on the agency's website. The EEOC had charged that the hospital violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by prohibiting applicants and employees from working if they were taking legally prescribed narcotic medications. Full story...
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5 dead from rare meningitis, FDA warns against drug maker

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video An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis has spread to North Carolina. The fungal meningitis has been linked to contaminated steroid injections given for back pain. Full story...
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Teacher turnover up: 1 in 8 NC teachers left jobs

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The rate of North Carolina teachers leaving their jobs increased slightly last year to nearly one out of eight working in the classroom. Full story...
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Romney barrels out of first debate on offense

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Mitt Romney is barreling out of the first presidential debate energized by a solid performance that showed his determination to take it to President Barack Obama with gusto. Full story...
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12-year-old girl back with father in NC

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A Carteret County girl who was the focus of an Amber Alert last month is home with her father. Robert Lefevers says his daughter is doing well after going to Florida with a registered sex offender. Full story...
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Get dirty to make a difference

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Time is running out to register for this weekend's Combat Mud Run to benefit injured service members. All money raised stays local. Full story...
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Greensboro exhibit highlights presidential visits

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An exhibit about presidential visits to Greensboro is continuing at the city's historical museum through the day on which either President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be inaugurated. Full story...
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Mother of ECU coed killed in wreck sues sorority

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The mother of an East Carolina University student killed in a wreck is suing a sorority, citing hazing as a factor in her daughter's death. Full story...
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Dalton is aggressor in opening NC governor debate

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The campaign for North Carolina governor revved up as Democrat Walter Dalton went on the offensive against Republican Pat McCrory in their first televised debate this fall on issues of taxes and race. Full story...
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Former Congressman joins debate watching party in Wilmington

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Supporters of President Barack Obama gathered at a private home in Wilmington to watch the presidential debate Wednesday night. They discussed their views as local and state office seekers addressed the crowd leading up the main event. Full story...
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Melissa Gott nominated by New Hanover Co. GOP to replace Ted Davis

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video New Hanover County may soon have a woman on the board of commissioners. That's if the county GOP has its way. Wednesday night, Melissa Gott was nominated by the party to replace former Commission Chair Ted Davis on the board. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Oct. 3

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video On Wednesday we provided a detailed report on media day for the UNCW men's basketball team. The Seahawks have ten lettermen returning from last year's 10-21 squad. Three starters return including CAA player of the year candidate Keith Rendleman... Plus more ! Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Thomas Wolfe born in Asheville

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On October 3, 1900, Thomas Wolfe, the famed writer from Asheville, was born. Wolfe attended public schools in Asheville for seven years while living in his mother’s boardinghouse with the rest of his family. Full story...
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Coudriet offers to forgive remaining Berger debt; commissioners say not so fast

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video It's finally pay back time for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Berger paid a portion of the more than $400 he owes the county in travel expenses, but the story does not end there. Full story...
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Six months of bridge work, closures start tonight at Wrightsville Beach

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The Wrightsville Beach drawbridge will limit traffic to and from the island for six months due to electrical and mechanical repairs. The first of the four-lane shutdowns starts tonight. Full story...
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