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Homecoming weekend for Navassa

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

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Residents of the Brunswick County town of Navassa were able to share their community pride during the 28th Annual Navassa Homecoming Weekend.

Saturday was the homecoming parade. Dance groups, the Navassa Fire Department and the Navassa homecoming queens were just some of the groups who marched. Residents say they have a lot to be proud of.

“It’s such a peaceful place to raise a family and grow up. I can’t imagine being any place else,” said hank Andrews.

Navassa’s homecoming weekend finished up with a dance at the Wilmington Sportsman Club on Castle Street Saturday night.

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Residents of the Brunswick County town of Navassa were able to share their community pride during the 28th Annual Navassa Homecoming Weekend.

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Got ‘Em On casts off 30th tournament

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

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A big catch down by Carolina Beach could reel in a hefty prize for area fisherman in the 30th Annual East Coast Got Em’ On Classic King Mackerel Tournament.

More than two hundred fishing teams signed up for the tournament.

Weigh-ins began Saturday and continue through Sunday.

All the money raised from the tournament goes right back to the community. It serves as a fund raiser for the Carolina and Kure Beach Fire Departments.

“We give all our money back that we earn… so that’s what this is about, giving back. This community is very big on giving back,” said Tom Russell, the tournament’s co-director.

The first prize for the biggest catch is $20,000. So far the biggest mackerel was a 44 pounder.

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A big catch down by Carolina Beach could reel in a hefty prize for area fisherman in the 30th Annual East Coast Got Em’ On Classic King Mackerel Tournament.

More than two hundred fishing teams signed up for the tournament.

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No suiting up necessary for Guinness swimming 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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Frankly, that’s dog-gone good!

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

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Summer is the most popular time to eat a hot dog. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans will eat more than 7 billion.

Oscar Meyer surveyed America to find out how we like to dress our dogs; mustard is the number one condiment, followed by ketchup, and onions.

WWAY’s John Rendleman relished this opportunity to find out how Wilmington likes their dogs.

Effie’s Cruisin Kitchen sells a boatload of hot dogs every Friday night in downtown Wilmington. However, those at Effie’s disagree with the Oscar Meyer survey. “Most people like chili. Young people like cheese, and ketchup and mustard,” said Effie Sparrow.

Julian Lang added, “A lot of people like with chili, ketchup and slaw and cheese, the Juliano Dog.”

Down at Sabrett’s, you can chill under an umbrella with your hot dog. Chris Gladden says it’s seven inches of fun on a bun. “Our number one seller is the Italian sausage with sauerkraut and mustard. It’s been our number one seller since day number one.”

Trolly Stop has a handful of hot dog locations in the Cape Fear region. The popular choice is the North Caroling Dog… mustard, chili and slaw. “Pretty southern traditional hot dog; spicy mustard, chili and some slaw. It’s just a southern thing, I don’t think a lot of other people eat slaw,” said Carson Antis of Trolly Stop.

And for John’s favorite… you’ll have to check out the video to see him enjoy his “heart-healthy” Rendledog.

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videoOscar Meyer surveyed America to find out how we like to dress our hot dogs; mustard is the number one condiment, followed by ketchup, and onions.

WWAY’s John Rendleman relished this opportunity to find out how Wilmington likes their dogs.

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Brunswick County gets prepared for emergency

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

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Natural disasters can strike without warning, destroying your home, your belongings even your life. Brunswick County Emergency Services held a special training exercise this weekend that dealt specifically with natural disasters.

Fire departments, police departments, EMS workers and hospitals from across the state were invited to participate.

“We have five structures that are in the various stages of collapse and we have not only mannequins in them, but have also placed some live people, and we also had individuals who were portraying victims who were here and transported to different hospitals,” said Marty Cooke, Brunswick County Commissioner.

Rescue dogs were also sent out, communication systems were tested, and special support beams were built that would aid in the rescue process.

The goal of the training was to give workers a better idea of what the scene will be like in the event of a disaster, and help them become better prepared.

“If you train from the perspective of this actually being a disaster area where things could hurt you, then when you go to the actual situation where you have a live victim that may be trapped, you remember certain things that took place,” Cooke added.

People came from as far away as Fayetteville and Greensboro to train, because in the event of a disaster, it’s all hands on deck.

“The challenges that we would face if we were faced with quite a bit of devastation across our county, we would actually need these resources and probably many more,” said Randy Thompson of Brunswick County Emergency Services.

Some of the most valuable resources emergency services can have during a disaster are volunteers. They often risk their lives to keep people safe, all without pay, and were in the majority at the training.

“Sometimes you have bad days, sometimes you have good days, but it feels good knowing you saved somebody’s life,” said volunteer firefighter Denver Stanley.

To find out more about Brunswick County Emergency Services, and for tips on how to stay safe during a natural disaster, you can go to their website, emergencyservices.brunsco.net.

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Brunswick County Emergency Services held a special training exercise this weekend that dealt specifically with natural disasters.

Fire departments, police departments, EMS workers and hospitals from across the state were invited to participate.

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