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Extraordinary People

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Santa Wrap Song

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videoIn light of the season, this week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is none other than Santa Claus. WWAY's Daniel Seamans wrote a little song for the occasion. It's called 'The Santa Wrap Song' and features Mr. and Mrs. Claus who can be found right now in Wilmington. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Song of a Soldier

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video Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect anyone. In the military, the Department of Veterans Affairs reports upwards of 20% of Veterans suffer from it. A local band wrote a song about a soldier who lives that life. In part two of a special Extraordinary Person of the Week, the Song of a Soldier and how that music is helping those in need. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Jellyfish Whisperer

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videoJellyfish can be scary. We know they come in all shapes and sizes and some can sting, but there are a lot of unknowns as well. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week studies jellyfish and says there are folks think jellyfish populations are on the rise. His research, though, shows that it's a myth. In fact, he says jellyfish numbers rise and fall over a 20 year time frame and it's that kind of knowledge that makes Rob Condon....the Jellyfish Whisperer. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: "Relive Your Dream"

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videoLet's face it, the older we get the harder it can get to be as active as we were in the younger years. This week's Extraordinary Person of the Week doesn't live by those standards. Matter of fact, at the age of 80, Dick Secondo is running circles around some folks half his age. He wants others here in the Cape Fear to realize that age doesn't have to be a number! Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The '79 Invader

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videoBig name bands work with smaller bands all the time. Sometimes the smaller ones are opening acts and sometimes the opening acts get to join the big cats on stage. Sonny Boykin has done it all. He comes from an era where the musicians were tuning and the girls were swooning. Sonny is the '79 INVADER. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Employee of the half century

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videoWWAY is celebrating 50 years, and believe it or not, there is an employee at WWAY who has been here the entire time. George Allen is our Extraordinary Person of the Week. What he's done for this station and the community makes him the "Employee of the Half Century". Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Tight-Knit Group of Gals

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videoBurrito Babies for children in the hospital, scarves for Veterans at the VA, Activity Aprons for folks with dementia....the list of things this group makes goes on and on and on. This week we focus on just one of their projects: Mats for the Homeless. Our Extraordinary Person/People of the Week is the 'Tight-Knit Group of Gals'. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: A little bit goes a latte

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person is behind a project that you may be able to help with. The business he runs is impressive enough, but what he does for Marines on Thanksgiving is Extraordinary! Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Stage left, but always right

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video Theatre can be a huge building block for kids. Let's face it...a lot of adults get nervous in the spotlight. So, get kids comfortable with themselves, in the spotlight, and you give them the ability to shine. This week's extraordinary person of the week is a local actor, writer, director, musician, teacher, and on and on. He is sometimes stage ‘left’, but his mission is always ‘right’. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: A stitch above the rest

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video Stop me if you've heard this one: A sewing machine walks into a bar and the bartender asks, "Hey, aren't you that famous singer?" This week's Extraordinary Person of the Week uses her sewing skills to help those in need. She's a 'Stitch above the rest!' Full story...
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