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Archive for July, 2009

Family reminds others to be aware of rip currents

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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It has been a summer of strong rip currents. Lifeguards say they have already claimed the lives of four people at New Hanover County beaches.

David Weaver, of Brunswick County, got pulled under water trying to save his daughter and a friend who were caught in a rip on June 27th. He became unconscious and stayed that way until he was taken off life support last week. It happened in Carolina Beach, when lifeguards were off duty. Still, his family wishes they had been better warned by signs or flags. “How many people are going to have to lose their life before you put up a simple sign?” asked widow Sandy Weaver.

“We have permanent signs on the lifeguard stands warning about rip currents,” said Carolina Beach head lifeguard Mallory Albritton. “When we get off duty we waive our flags, red flags, signaling that we’re off duty and once we’re gone it is swim at your own risk.”

Sandy Weaver said her husband was a strong swimmer who was familiar with the ocean. She said this is a reminder of how powerful the water can be.

You should not fight a rip current if you get caught in one – rather swim parallel to the shore until you are out of it.

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It has been a summer of strong rip currents. Lifeguards say they have already claimed the lives of four people at New Hanover County beaches.

David Weaver, of Brunswick County, got pulled under water trying to save his daughter and a friend who were caught in a rip on June 27th.

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Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat in NC sound

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Two men aboard a commercial fishing boat that capsized in North Carolina coastal waters have been rescued.

The Coast Guard said Monday that the 34-foot boat Claudia Jean was shrimp trawling in Pamlico Sound near Great Island when it capsized Sunday evening and activated an emergency beacon.

A helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Station in Elizabeth City found the men clinging to the boat’s hull on Monday.

The crew members were hoisted aboard the chopper and taken to the air station, where officials said they were in good condition.

Boats from Coast Guard stations at Hobucken and Ocracoke Island also were dispatched to search for the boat. The helicopter crew spotted coolers from the fishing boat before seeing the vessel.

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

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Two men aboard a commercial fishing boat that capsized in North Carolina coastal waters have been rescued.

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Spending summer vacation in an RV

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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It is a vacation with a twist. Instead of spending top dollar for a four-star hotel, many are turning to four wheels.

Hundreds of people in Carolina Beach have been spending their summer vacation in an RV. Winter RV Park in Carolina Beach is bumper to bumper. Many say it is the cheapest way to enjoy vacation while staying on a budget. You can take all the luxuries of home with you, and pack up and go.

RV enthusiast, James Stephenson said, “You can’t get a hotel on the beach for less than one hundred a night and as often as we like to get together, it just makes economical sense to get an RV.”

Often, a week-long stay in a beach front hotel can equal the cost of month long space at the RV park.

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It is a vacation with a twist. Instead of spending top dollar for a four-star hotel, many are turning to four wheels.

Hundreds of people in Carolina Beach have been spending their summer vacation in an RV.

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Goodwill – Good Samaritans help at Coastal Carolina roadside scenes

Monday, July 13th, 2009

By Will JonesStarNews columnist

It’s vacation season and many people are preparing to travel. But even in the everyday trip to the store, some good Samaritans keep an eye on the roadside.

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My Reporter – What’s with the Wrightsville Avenue cow?

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The lifesize, painted fiberglass cow – alternately named “Hospitality,”“Accowmodations” or just plain “Bossy” – has been a Port City landmark since September 2000, when it was erected by local businessman Walter Pancoe.

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