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Archive for July, 2009

Wilmington police and firefighters battle on the field

Monday, July 20th, 2009


There are certain perks that come with the job of being a Wilmington police officer. Normally softball practice does not come to mind, but that was the name of the game Friday evening as the police department softball team prepares for their upcoming contest against the Wilmington Fire Department.

“I think everyone here is ready to play,” said Billy Young of the Wilmington Police Department. When asked if he was confident of a police department victory, Smith said, “Yes, always. Against the fire department? Yes!”

The Wilmington Fire Department is taking this game seriously as well. In fact, they have already held six practices. “I’m a captain in the training division. They don’t listen to me in the training. What makes you think they’ll listen to me on the ball field,” asked Captain Tim Smith.

Monday’s game will take place at Legion Stadium at 6:30 p.m. It will be a prelude to the Coastal Plains League All-Star Home Run Derby. The home run contest will start at 8:00 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Police Memorial Fund and the family of National Guard Sergeant Ed Kramer, the former Wilmington firefighter killed in Iraq last month.

For ticket information contact the Wilmington Sharks.

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videoWilmington’s bravest will duel on the softball diamond Monday night against Wilmington’s finest. WWAY’s John Rendleman said it’s going to be a showdown of hometown heroes.

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Chefs compete for top honor at Wilmington food fest

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

By Kellen MooreKellen.Moore@StarNewsOnline.com

Full stomachs and empty wineglasses were the standard at the second Taste of Wilmington Food & Wine Festival on Sunday evening.

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Wreckage of missing aircraft found in N.C.

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A tour helicopter aiding in the search for an airplane missing on a flight from Georgia has discovered wreckage on a North Carolina mountainside.

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Two men rob Domino’s Pizza on Market Street

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Two men robbed a Domino’s Pizza in New Hanover County early Sunday morning, officials said.Deputies responded to the pizza place at 7208 Market St. at 12:43 a.m., according to a statement from Deputy Charles Smith, spokesman for the office.

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Friends and family of Pat Hingle commit his ashes to sea

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

Friends and family of Pat Hingle gathered aboard the Royal Winner Princess on Sunday – what would have been his 85th birthday – to commit his ashes to the sea.

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