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Archive for May, 2009

Cue Center fundraiser held in conjunction with National Missing Person’s Day

Monday, May 25th, 2009

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Along with Memorial Day, today is National Missing Person’s Day.

Members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office helped spread awareness. They handed out free child ID kits and safety information at the Wal-Mart on Carolina Beach Road.

The event is part of the Take 25 program to heighten awareness about children’s safety.

Officers encouraged parents to take a kit for each child, fill out 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 Reagan proclaimed today National Missing Person’s Day in 1983 to serve as an annual reminder about missing children and to make child protection a national priority.

In conjunction with National Missing Person’s Day, the Cue Center for Missing Persons is holding a fundraiser at Chili’s restaurant in Wilmington.

The Cue Center said they have exhausted their funds searching for missing children, so Chili’s has agreed to donate ten percent of Monday’s sales to Cue, from any customer who mentions the Cue fundraiser to their waiter or waitress.

“People have kids people have people who are missing in their lives, so anything we can do to help support and facilitate that, we are open and willing to do,” said Chili’s Manager James Duley.

It’s not to late to get a great meal at Chili’s while helping Cue. The event lasts until 11:00 tonight. If you can’t make it to Chili’s, you can go to ncmissingpersons.org.

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Along with Memorial Day, today is National Missing Person’s Day.

Members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office helped spread awareness. They handed out free child ID kits and safety information at the Wal-Mart on Carolina Beach Road.

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Rape reported in downtown Wilmington early Sunday morning

Monday, May 25th, 2009

A 25-year-old woman reports she was raped in downtown Wilmington in the wee hours Sunday.The case happened at 3:50 a.m. at the intersection of Princess and Second streets, said Wilmington police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett. The woman had wandered away from her friends during a bar’s closing, Crockett said.

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What’s Happening: Memorial Day events

Monday, May 25th, 2009

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If you are shopping in southern Brunswick County Saturday and see veterans handing out poppies, feel free to accept one. Veterans are handing out the flowers to get donations to help fellow veterans who are in need.

On Monday, Memorial Day events are spread throughout the area. At 11:00 a.m., a ceremony to honor fallen soldiers will take place at the Wilmington National Cemetery on Market Street in Wilmington.

Also at 11:00 a.m. Monday morning, there is a Memorial Day remembrance in Brunswick County. It is at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7288 in Calabash. It is located on Carter Drive.

Later that afternoon, ceremonies return to Wilmington. American Legion Post 10 will hold a Memorial Day service at Hugh MacRae Park at 3:00 p.m.

Remember those who gave their lives in service and honor veterans at the Battleship North Carolina. There will be a military guest speaker, Color Guard, military band and a 21-gun salute. The program begins at 5:00 p.m. on the fantail of the battleship.

More than 170 veterans are buried in the Burgaw Town Cemetery. So on Monday, there will be a veteran’s memorial dedication. The dedication ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m.

You can always find out what’s happening by going to our Community Calendar page.

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videoThis weekend, many people are gearing up for the beach and barbeques. Others will spend time focusing on the true meaning of the holiday. WWAY’s Marcy Cuevas runs down a list of Memorial Day observances taking place.

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Beach hazard – Lifeguards rescue dozens during weekend

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

This Memorial Day weekend has been one of the busiest in memory for lifeguards at New Hanover County beaches. One man is presumed drowned after disappearing Saturday evening in the surf at Carolina Beach and dozens of others have been pulled from the water, officials said.

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Analysis – N.C. lawmaker needs help for her idea to advance

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Raleigh | Turning an idea into state law requires perseverance, patience and a little pride.

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