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Archive for April, 2009

Earth Day gets started early

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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Earth Day is officially Wednesday throughout the country, but here in Wilmington many kicked off what is looking more and more like Earth Week on Saturday.

Hundreds of people visited Hugh MacRae Park to celebrate.

This year’s theme is focused on transportation as the event showcased many alternate modes of transportation.

Green businesses and environmental organizations set up displays throughout the park to share information about how individuals can help keep the Earth clean.

“This whole week has been a build up for earth day, lots of green events happening in and around town and North Carolina. Everyone’s got the green bug,” said Matt Collogan of the Earth Day Alliance.

Collogan said he’s seen the event grow every year and this was the largest turnout yet. This marks the 19th year of Earth Day celebrations.

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Earth Day is officially Wednesday throughout the country, but here in Wilmington many kicked off what is looking more and more like Earth Week on Saturday.

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Tragic auto accident claims lives of groom, ring bearer, and groomsman

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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According to the Whiteville News Reporter, a groom, a thirteen-year-old ring bearer and a groomsman died Saturday in a Columbus County car accident as they traveled to the groom’s wedding.

The accident happened just after 3:00 p.m. Saturday on Highway 214, between Hallsboro and Lake Waccamaw.

Two cars collided, killing the three male passengers and ejecting a fourth from one car. He was taken to the hospital.

In the other car, one passenger was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Tune into WWAY tonight as Joe Mauceri reports on the tragic accident.

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According to the Whiteville News Reporter, a groom, a thirteen-year-old ring bearer and a groomsman died Saturday in a Columbus County car accident as they traveled to the groom’s wedding.

The accident happened just after 3:00 p.m. Saturday on Highway 214, between Hallsboro and Lake Waccamaw.

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Holistic healing on display

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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The first ever Holistic Health Expo took place Saturday.

Holistic healing is any kind of wellness activity that helps restore balance to the body. Accupuncture, massage therapy, and nutrition services were all featured.

Organizers said holistic health is the perfect compliment to the more traditional model of western medicine.

“The medical model is based on trauma and tragedy. And so shifting the focus a little bit more towards the preventative side and taking care of your body so that you don’t get sick in the first place,” said Rebecca Herrick.

Herrick added holistic healing is something people can practice by themselves to support both mental and physical health. She said many of the practices on display at the expo have been used for hundreds of years.

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The first ever Holistic Health Expo took place Saturday.

Holistic healing is any kind of wellness activity that helps restore balance to the body. Accupuncture, massage therapy, and nutrition services were all featured.

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Canine Relay for Life raises money for cancer research

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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Almost 350 dogs walked at Halyburton Park for the Canine Relay for Life. Participating dogs wore bandanas to show their support for the cause.

The top twelve money-raising pups will be featured in a calendar.

Cancer survivors and supporters say they were happy to walk with those who show them unconditional support. “Every day, the days when you think about it, your dog’s there and so it’s kind of like everything’s okay,” said cancer survivor Midge Galloway.

Relay for Life supporter Melissa Singhisen added, “It makes you feel really good that this many people and the support, and trying to find resolutions so that hopefully in the future we won’t even have cancer.”

So far organizers say the event raised more than $16,000 to support cancer research. They will continue to collect money until the standard Relay for Life on April 24th. That event will also take place at Halyburton Park.

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Almost 350 dogs walked at Halyburton Park for the Canine Relay for Life. Participating dogs wore bandanas to show their support for the cause.

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Port City Rock Against Rape wraps up

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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Saturday was the final night for the 7th annual Port City Rock Against Rape benefit to support the Coastal Horizons Rape Crisis Center.

WWAY NewsChannel 3 anchor Meghan Packer introduced the Treblehook Band at 16 Taps on Princess Street in downtown Wilmington. 16 Taps was one of eight venues for the fundraiser.

Port City Rock Against Rape is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Coastal Horizons Rape Crisis center each year.

New Hanover County ranks fourth in North Carolina for the highest incidence of rape per capita in the state.

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Saturday was the final night for the 7th annual Port City Rock Against Rape benefit to support the Coastal Horizons Rape Crisis Center. New Hanover County ranks fourth in North Carolina for the highest incidence of rape per capita in the state.

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