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Archive for November, 2008

Brunswick EMS uses virtual reality to train for disasters

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner presses a button, and suddenly a truck carrying hazardous materials turns over and explodes in the middle of a roadway.

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Duplin County families host Marines for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Wallace | Until a few days ago, Andrew Nordberg’s prospects for Thanksgiving weren’t that exciting.<br>Like many of the young Marines training at Camp Lejeune and without family nearby, Nordberg, 18, expected to hang out in his room and around a mostly deserted base.

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Tough economy doesn’t deter area retailers

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

To stay in the black on Black Friday, local retailers plan to offer more promotions and have pumped up their advertising dollars.

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Huge crowds cheer Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Organizers said more than a million spectators viewed the 82nd annual parade in person, with another 50 million watching on television. The 2.5-mile route winds from Central Park West and West 77th Street to Herald Square, in front of Macy’s flagship store.

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Commandos move against militants in India; 104 dead

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

MUMBAI, India | Black-clad Indian commandos moved painstakingly, room-by-room, through two massive five star luxury hotels Thursday in a bid to free dozens of people trapped by suspected Muslim militants who attacked at least 10 targets in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, killing 104 people.

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