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Looking back at Amy Wright’s journey: “It starts with a voice”

Amy Wright is a mother of four. Two of her children are diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She'll surely tell you they are two of the best parts of her world. And her message to our world: "It starts with a voice."

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Night Nurse

In 2007, she was named Woman of the Year by New Hanover County. She is a leader in the community in bringing different cultures, races and ethnic backgrounds together. You might just recognize the voice.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Whole Hog Hobby

25 of the best barbecue chefs in the state will go head to head in a cook off for the state title. It's the 32nd annual Whole Hog Barbecue Championship and a Brunswick County father-son duo are in the competition.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Radical Love Mural Project

Creativity is on display with love and solidarity front and center.  Snipes Academy students are taking part in a project put together by students and staff at UNCW.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Burying the Bad Apple

Social media is wonderful, magical, monster. Bad apples often get a spotlight, the stories get shared over and over, and it gives a false reality of life in general. In reality, the bag is full of more good apples than bad ones. Life is full of the good stuff too. Timothy Hutto is giving the good apples an undivided spotlight.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Humanity’s Waterboy

He's a musician. He's a real estate developer. He's a life saver. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week was asked to create a way for 3rd world countries to get disease free water. He answered the call with a "Living Water System".

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Rides of a Lifetime

Rides of a lifetime happen at Beach Access 10 in Wrightsville Beach.  It's where we find our Extraordinary Person of the Week who helps people who can't see....surf.  

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Mowing into Greatness

A lot of kids mow lawns during the summer months to get a little extra spending cash while they are out of school. We found two boys in the Cape Fear who are doing it for folks who can't mow on their own.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The ‘Live Free Talk Show’

Talk shows are very popular. There's one that just debuted in the Port City that is bringing everyday issues to the spotlight in "Live Free" fashion.

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At least 43 people shot, 6 fatally, in violent Chicago weekend

At least six people have been killed and 37 wounded, including a 3-year-old boy, in shootings that erupted across Chicago over the weekend, according to police.

Military training jet crashes in Texas, injuring both pilots

A military training jet crashed Sunday in a neighborhood near Fort Worth, Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes but not seriously hurting anyone on the ground, authorities said.

Police vehicle procession to Battleship NC kicks off the national police dog K-9 trials

This evening, you may have seen dozens of blue lights caravanning down Carolina Beach Road, with multiple law enforcement agencies K-9 units from across the country in town, for a chance to compete for top dog.

Stars begin arriving for ‘good time’ Emmys after bleak year

Emmy Awards host Cedric the Entertainer and the show's producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for some.