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Extraordinary People

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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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Historical Hands on Deck!

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videoIn 1988, a woman would apply for a job aboard the USS North Carolina Battleship. She didn't get it. Then the job reopened. She got it this go around! Now she is a key player in using her creativity to bring the life of Battleship North Carolina to life. What we have are historical hands on deck! Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Underdog's Angel

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videoSome animals are simply easier to adopt at an animal shelter. Certain breeds, certain colors, the way they wag their tail...you may be amazed on what can cause a dog or cat to be passed over time and time again. Jill Jones knows this, so she targets the underdog(or cat). Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The RIGHT Hook

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videoIt has been long said, in some way shape or form, that an idle mind is a devil's playground. You're about to meet Lyle and Deryll. They are a one-two punch in Wilmington. But their reach? Let's just say they have the RIGHT hook! Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Dancing with a Star

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videoYou're about to meet a woman who moved away as a young girl to attend a school of dance. She wouldn't have had to move if such a school was available near her community. So, years later after becoming an engineer, she decided risk it all. She quit the engineering gig and laced up her shoes again....non-profit style. Tonight, we're 'Dancing with a Star'. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Presidential 'Detail'

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videoIt's time to get extraordinary, my friends. You're about to meet a Brunswick County man who went to California to attend a special detailing school and ended up on Presidential Detail. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Girl Power!

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videoIt's all about Girl Power in this week's Extraordinary Person of the Week. Not one, but five girls with one sweet mission. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Turning mold into a gold-en idea

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videoHere in the south, we all know humidity can wreak havoc in many, many ways. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week developed a new way keep indoor humidity from creating mold. Set it and forget it! He turned mold into a gold-en idea. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Surgical Student

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videoThe new school year is slowly but surely getting closer and this week's Extraordinary Person of the Week already has big plans. She's headed to DC and going to meet nobel peace prize winners. She is one day going to be saving lives. Her name is Savannah Rea and this future surgical student is extraordinary. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Captain of Coffee Tables

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videoThe 'Captain of Coffee Tables' is in the spotlight as our Extraordinary Person of the Week. His latest venture is a fresh take on the Fort Fisher Hermit. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Medal of Awesome

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videoThe Department of Veteran Affairs estimates at least 22 veterans commit suicide a day. One is too much. 22 is a reality. This documentary tells the story of three critically injured warriors and their highs, lows, and once again highs as they continue to be still in the fight. Their story was funded by a Wilmington man. The way he sprung into action....is 'Extraordinary'. Full story...
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