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Archive for July, 2009

Weather update: Strong storms headed our way

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Strong thunderstorms are heading our way, potentially bringing gusty winds, hail, lightning and localized flooding, according to the National Weather Service.At about 2:30 p.m., a system of storms was about 3 miles southwest of Castle Hayne and heading east toward Ogden at about 15 miles per hour, according to a NWS advisory.

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Grant will help local students learn about American history

Friday, July 24th, 2009

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The US Department of Education has given UNCW almost a million dollars in grant money to ramp up history lessons for kids in local school districts.

The Teaching American History Grant will help Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender County school teachers improve student’s knowledge of American history. The three-year grant will provide training for 25 teachers each year.

UNCW professors and local museums will conduct the training; focusing on local history and how it connects to the history of the nation. “We are rich in history and tradition. Pender County alone has 11 sites that are listed on the National Historic Registrar of Historical sites,” said Bobby Hudspeth, Pender County Director of Secondary Education.

Teachers from kindergarten through twelfth grade will participate in seminars, visits to historic sites and develop lesson plans.

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The US Department of Education has given UNCW almost a million dollars in grant money to ramp up history lessons for kids in local school districts.

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Brunswick Sheriff’s Office investigating suspicious mobile home fire in Supply

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Supply | The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious fire that broke out Thursday evening in Supply.Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the fire started about 6 p.m. in a double-wide mobile home on Lott Street, off Boones Neck Road in Supply.

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Case of alleged rape ends in a mistrial

Friday, July 24th, 2009

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The case of an alleged rape in Brunswick County has ended in a mistrial.

Nineteen-year-old Adam Wesley Hudson of West Virginia was accused of raping his 12-year-old cousin in Holden Beach.

The alleged incident occurred last summer, when the two were on vacation here.

Jurors deliberated for almost five hours Thursday and again Friday morning, but could not agree on a verdict.

Hudson is free to go for now. No word yet on whether the district attorney will retry the case.

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The case of an alleged rape in Brunswick County has ended in a mistrial.

Nineteen-year-old Adam Wesley Hudson of West Virginia was accused of raping his 12-year-old cousin in Holden Beach.

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Kids get down and dirty at Children’s Museum

Friday, July 24th, 2009

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It’s not every day that kids are encouraged to go play in the mud, but that’s exactly what happened at the Children’s Museum of Wilmington.

The seventh annual Mud Day was a big hit with the little ones who had a mom- approved excuse to get dirty. Children of all ages were encouraged to come ready to play in a swim suit, or old clothes. The event featured activities ranging from mud pools, a mud painting area, and a mud pie station.

One youngster said his favorite part was just chillin’ in the mud.

“(I like) playing in the mud at the mud park!,” Phoenix told WWAY, as he lay back in a kiddie pool, up to his neck in mud.

Once the kids were done getting dirty, they could clean off at the slip and slide and sprinkler station, something that was likely much appreciated by the moms and dads, who had to give the muddy kids a car ride home!

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The seventh annual Mud Day was a big hit with the little ones who had a mom-approved excuse to get dirty.

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