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Extraordinary People

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Flying the presidential skies

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videoLet's talk EXTRAORDINARY. Imagine you're on Air Force One and standing in line at the employee/crew bathroom, right next to you, is a Secretary of State and a few Presidents of the United States. That is a true story experienced by Howie Franklin....our Extraordinary Person of the Week. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Clicks of Confidence

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videoLet's talk extraordinary. Have you ever seen a horse sit on command? You're about to. A most talented lady in Bolivia, one of "Wilmington's Women to Watch in 2014", has some trick ponies up her sleeve, so to speak. Her trick is a click. A click of confidence. She's our Extraordinary Person of the Week. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Wilmington, we have liftoff!

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videoA CFCC Student is one of 40 chosen to take part in a nationwide program with NASA. He's our Extraordinary Person of the Week. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Second Tours of Life

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videoOur Extraordinary Person of the Week did it up on his wedding day. He and his wife used a horse and carriage in the service. Romantic, right? That day lead to a business venture and move to Wilmington to start a horse drawn tour service. But it's not just a ride....it's a rescue. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week gives 'second tours of life'. Full story...
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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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