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Archive for May, 2009

Forum Thursday will field proposals for Gullah/Geechee corridor

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The state representatives of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will have a public forum Thursday evening to find out which projects people would like to see.

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Carolina Beach summer event series caters to whole family

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The Boardwalk Blast Summer Event series kicked off last week and will continue through Aug. 27, featuring different regional musicians and DJs and other family events.

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NHC Sheriff’s spend Memorial Day helping with child protection

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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Members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spent National Missing Persons Day handing out free child ID kits and safety information

The event was part of the Take 25 program to heighten awareness about children’s safety. Officers encouraged parents to take a kit for each child, fill in the child’s information and keep it at home in case of emergency.

“It only takes a minute to fill out, it’ll help you find your kid, in case the worst nightmare of a parent ever happens and your child disappears, it’ll track them down,” said Stacy Davis of Carolina Beach.

President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25th National Missing Persons Day in 1983 to serve as an annual reminder and to make child protection a national priority.

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Members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spent National Missing Persons Day handing out free child ID kits and safety information

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Teen recovering from golf cart crash that killed 2

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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HUDSON — A 15-year-old girl has been released from the hospital following an accident that killed her twin sister and grandmother as the three tried to cross a road in a golf cart.

Officials at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte said Monday that Cressinda Chandler has been sent home after treatment. Trooper T.C. Williams of the N.C. Highway Patrol told the Hickory Daily Record that Chandler was riding with her twin sister, Kara Chandler of Granite Falls, and 59-year-old Karen Smith of Hudson when a car hit their golf cart.

Williams said Kara Chandler and Smith died at the scene.

Williams said it appeared that the driver of the cart did not see the vehicle driven by 19-year-old Kevin Mays. He said the accident is still under investigation.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A 15-year-old girl has been released from the hospital following an accident that killed her twin sister and grandmother as the three tried to cross a road in a golf cart.

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Respect paid to veterans on Battleship North Carolina

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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A very distinguished group filled the deck of the Battleship North Carolina Monday evening. Veterans and current service members of all ages paid tribute to those who have died while defending the United States. Joining them were civilians who came to honor, pay respects, and remember. “We’re from Pennsylvania, but coming from the ceremony, sort of ties things together, not being able to visit the grave sites in Pennsylvania,” said John Leonard. “We’re very thankful that opportunities like this occur.”

Leo Bostwick served on Battleship North Carolina and said, “I haven’t missed one of these memorial services since I’ve been living down here and I couldn’t miss this one, either. It’s in my blood.” Bostwick attended the service on the very ship he served upon during World War II.

A family came from Raleigh and chose to bring the kids here, rather than send them to school, which was in session in Wake County. “There’s a time for school and there’s a time for learning about the past and in order for them to learn about their future, they need to learn about the past first,” said Laura Mahabhashyam.

General Gary North from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina was the guest speaker. “As a senior commander, to be committing young men and women to combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan, yeah, it’s a huge day for us,” he said.

The ceremony concluded with the throwing of a wreath overboard; a Navy tradition that silently spoke volumes on this special evening.

This was the 44th Memorial Day observance aboard the Battleship North Carolina.

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videoIn honor of Memorial Day, folks around the country spent time honoring the men and women who lost their lives serving our country. One ceremony in particular was held at a very poignant location Monday night, the Battleship North Carolina.

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