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Archive for June, 2009

Car show benefits football program at Laney

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

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Instead of school buses, antique cars took over the parking lot at Laney High School.

Officials say this year’s Laney Car Show was bigger and better with double the cars and double the people who all love horse power.

The car show serves as a major fundraiser for the Laney football team.

“We come out and try to do this for the community, and try to get them involved as much as possible. It’s been great for the Laney football team,” said Head Coach Greg Ditz.

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Instead of school buses, antique cars took over the parking lot at Laney High School.

Officials say this year’s Laney Car Show was bigger and better with double the cars and double the people who all love horse power.

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Intensity heats up at firefighter competition

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

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Fire departments from as far away as Sampson County met in Southport on Saturday for the annual firefighter’s competition. It was a chance to meet, greet and compete.

They put their lives on the line to protect us, but what makes these men and women even more special is that they volunteer to do it without pay.

”I just love it. The adrenaline rush, being able to help other people who need it,” said Joshua Hale of the Winnabow Fire Department.

Volunteer firefighters from all across southeastern North Carolina came to Southport and teams competed in five events.

“It’s a fun competition but, it also gives them the chance to practice on their skills that we use on a daily routine in the fire service,” said Capt. Todd Corring of the Southport Fire Department.

The events included the bucket brigade, where teams went back in time to put out a false fire with buckets of water, the sprinkler plug, and the competitive barrel push.

All teams worked hard and put their skills on display, but there could only be one winner. Something all the fire departments wanted.

“I like to win. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to come here and have fun, but it’s good to come back home with something, something to show everybody, something to be proud of,” said Anthony Godwin of the Old Dock Fire Department.

At the end of the competition, third place went to the Supply Fire Department, Taylor’s Bridge came in second, and the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department in Columbus County came in first.

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videoFire departments from as far away as Sampson County met in Southport on Saturday for the annual firefighter’s competition. It was a chance to meet, greet and compete.

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Lightning strikes cause fires

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

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Severe weather across the area has kept first responders busy the past few days.

On Saturday, Wilmington fire crews worked for the better part of an hour putting out a house fire caused by a lightning strike.

The call came in at about 6:45 Saturday evening.

The house is located at the corner of Shinn Creek Lane and Wescott. Lightning damaged the roof and some of the home’s windows.

No one was at home at the time of the strike.

On Friday, a house on North Bend Road off Middle Sound Loop road in Ogden. Fire officials say around 4:30, lightning struck a nearby tree, which then caught the house on fire. Nobody was home at the time and it is believed the homeowner is out of the country, and has been made aware of what happened.

Another lightning strike hit around the same time, and not too far away on Friday.

Fire officials say a house on Kauri Street in the Blue Point subdivision in Porters Neck was hit directly, which caused damage. The family was home at the time, but nobody was injured.

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Severe weather across the area has kept first responders busy the past few days.

On Saturday, Wilmington fire crews worked for the better part of an hour putting out a house fire caused by a lightening strike.

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Lighting strikes cause fires

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

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Severe weather across the area has kept first responders busy the past few days.

On Saturday, Wilmington fire crews worked for the better part of an hour putting out a house fire caused by a lightening strike.

The call came in at about 6:45 Saturday evening.

The house is located at the intersection of Shin Creek Lane and Wescott. Lightening damaged the roof and some of the home’s windows.

No one was at home at the time of the strike.

On Friday, a house on North Bend Road off Middle Sound Loop road in Ogden. Fire officials say around 4:30, lightning struck a nearby tree, which then caught the house on fire. Nobody was home at the time and it is believed the homeowner is out of the country, and has been made aware of what happened.

Another lightning strike hit around the same time, and not too far away on Friday.

Fire officials say a house on Kauri Street in the Blue Point subdivision in Porters Neck was hit directly, which caused damage. The family was home at the time, but nobody was injured.

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Severe weather across the area has kept first responders busy the past few days.

On Saturday, Wilmington fire crews worked for the better part of an hour putting out a house fire caused by a lightening strike.

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Southport starts to celebrate Independence Day

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

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The city of Southport kicked off its Fourth of July Festival Saturday with its annual Freedom Run.

Dozens of joggers participated in the 5K and 1K races that circled historic Southport along the Cape Fear waterfront.

Prizes were awarded to the top runners, but many of them were there to just have fun.

“I’ve been running for quite awhile, and I was on my track team. It’s just something I enjoy,” said Carmen Hilliard of Oak Island.

The Fourth of July Festival runs until Independence Day, when it finishes up with the parade and fire works show.

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The city of Southport kicked off its Fourth of July Festival Saturday with its annual Freedom Run.

Dozens of joggers participated in the 5K, and 1K, races that circled historic Southport along the Cape Fear waterfront.

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