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New Hanover hosts Dixie Girls Softball Tournament

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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Thirty-two softball teams are competing in the Dixie Girls State Softball Tournament this week at the Cape Fear Optimist Park softball complex in New Hanover County.

In the 8 and Under division, the Cape Fear Darlings took on Anson County. Anson county defeated Cape Fear 26 to 7, knocking them out of the tournament.

It has been several years since Wilmington has hosted the Dixie Girls State Championship. “It’s a rotating schedule,” said Cape Fear Optimist President Andy Jackson. “You put in a bid at the beginning of the year. We were fortunate last year to host the district tournament as well as the boys state tournament. For the past few years we’ve probably brought in 70-80 teams into the Port City area.”

Burgaw has a handful of teams in the softball tournament. The burgaw debutants play in the 15 to 19 year old age group. They played West Stanly Sunday afternoon, but the girls from West Stanly beat Burgaw 5 to 4.

The tournament ends Wednesday with 5 championship games.

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Thirty-two softball teams are competing in the Dixie Girls State Softball Tournament this week at the Cape Fear Optimist Park softball complex in New Hanover County.

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Streets flood in Wilmington, northern New Hanover County

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Drivers are advised to avoid Racine and New Centre drives in Wilmington, and water is waist-deep on Amsterdam Way in northern New Hanover County, according to a New Hanover County dispatcher.

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Racine, New Centre drives flood; drivers advised to avoid area

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The New Hanover County Dispatch advises drivers to avoid Racine and New Centre drives, as the two roads are flooded. The National Weather Service reports more than an inch of rain could be dumped on the Wilmington area today.

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Florida surfer takes top prize in Reef-Sweetwater Pro Am

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

By Carey NathansonSports@StarNewsOnline.com

Aaron Cormican took home the trophy and a $5,000 first-place prize Sunday for his winning effort.

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Nudists take the plunge for skinny dip world record

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

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Saturday was the day nudists all across the nation have been waiting for, as several nudist resorts, including Whispering Pines in Brunswick County, gathered in an attempt to set a world record.

Without a doubt, these folks were not afraid to go swimming buck-naked. “I’ve been thousands of times. I started when I was little,” said Mark Trock.

Believe it or not, until this event the Guinness Book did not sport a world record for the most people simultaneously skinny dipping, but they’ll have one soon.

It’ll take a while to tabulate the final tally, but we do know this, 249 brave souls bared all at Whispering Pines Saturday afternoon.

”We’ve been looking forward to this for weeks. We heard it being advertised and we were so excited to be here. Then the world record part of this today, it’s just icing on the cake, I guess,” said Phil McCulloch.

Some college students found out about the skinny dip record surfing the net.

“Being nude is fun. In fact yesterday was my birthday so this is my gift to you guys, being naked,” said Justin Gray, a first time nudist.

Justin and his friends were first timers. But they’re not alone.

Dennis Hoffman, another first timer added, “It’s cool. It’s not like I thought it would be. It’s a really relaxed atmosphere.”

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videoSaturday was the day nudists all across the nation have been waiting for, as several nudist resorts, including Whispering Pines in Brunswick County, gathered in an attempt to set a world record.

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