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Andrew comes to WWAY from the Peach State. Born and raised in the shadow of Athens, GA, he is a proud University of Georgia alum from the Grady College of Journalism. Before joining the WWAY NEWS team in August 2017, Andrew spent two years as a reporter/multi-media journalist for the NBC affiliate in Savannah, GA, where he took part in the award-winning coverage of Hurricane Matthew. Andrew follows political news and events religiously. His topics of interest span from the steps of city hall, the General Assembly to the courtroom gavel. He is an avid runner and you can catch him often circling Greenfield Lake. He's a storyteller at heart and welcomes ideas 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can reach him at ajames@wwaytv3.com.

Permits show information center to be demolished at The Glen

New Hanover County building safety officials say a review has been complete for demolition permits by the property developer. County staff says the developer has to pay for the final permit to begin demolition work on the Glen's information center.

Expert says mental illness should not be the key blame for mass shootings

On Monday, President Trump blamed the attacks on 'hatred' and 'mental illness'. The American Psychological Association has come out challenging the President's stance.

City spreads awareness on National Stop on Red Week

It is National Stop on Red Week. The city and police released several images and videos on social media citing the campaign to demand drivers stay vigilant and focussed when entering an intersection or roadway containing a traffic light. 

Chadbourn Town Council decides not to buy closed middle school

Town leaders had an agenda item Tuesday to decide whether to buy or lease the school from the board of education.

Tillis would support anticipated bipartisan ‘Red Flag’ law

The “Red Flag” process allows law enforcement and family members to petition a court to temporarily restrict access to firearms by individuals deemed to pose an imminent threat to themselves or others.

Veterans Affairs Secretary tours Wilmington clinic, talks vet suicide prevention

Secretary Robert Wilkie is touring VA clinics in Wilmington as well as Butner this week. Wilkie's visit was meant to inspect the facility damaged after Hurricane Florence.

Local lawmaker joins petition to send gun legislation to House Floor

Rep. Deb Butler (D) joined everal lawmakers sending a discharge petition to House leadership to essentially revive the Gun Violence Prevention Act, HB 86. 

County approves agreement to include Leland, Navassa, H2Go in plant expansion

The agreement is a part of the 2.5 million gallons per day expansion of the Northeast Wastewater Plant. It sets aside for the county provide additional capacity for three participants; the Town of Leland, H2GO, and the Town of Navassa.

More than 35 water rescues reported on Wrightsville Beach

NWS was informed this afternoon by Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue that more than 35 water rescues happened due to rip current conditions.

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