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Archive for August, 2009

Wahines take to Wrightsville Beach

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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Hundreds of wahines took to the beach this weekend for what has become an east coast surfing tradition. The 13th Annual East Coast Wahine Championships were held at Wrightsville Beach.

The contest is the only one on the east coast to feature all female surfers. This year, 130 women from as far away as Hawaii came to compete.

The event was inspired years ago in memory of a lost loved one and has continued ever since. Women of all ages and levels of experience come to compete for prizes and fun.

“Girls get a whole bunch of really nice goodies, t-shirts and everything. So we’re really thankful to the sponsors that came through this year and we’re happy to be here and have great weather and be blessed with waves. Surfs up,” said Maryann Mangiacatre of East Coast Wahines.

One of the highlights of this year’s event was when the Ten and Under Guppy Division took to the waves. The girls are allowed some parental assistance in the water. This year’s youngest participant was only four years old.

The event ended Sunday afternoon with an awards ceremony.

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Hundreds of wahines took to the beach this weekend for what has become an east coast surfing tradition. The 13th Annual East Coast Wahine Championships were held at Wrightsville Beach.

The contest is the only one on the east coast to feature all female surfers.

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Atmosphere Academy: The formation of a hurricane

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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Well, here is a timely topic for our Atmosphere Academy: Hurricanes. We have nearly reached the mid-point of the season, but we have a long way to go.

Meteorologist Jerry Jackson talks to a Noble Middle School student about how hurricanes form, and why the hurricane season peaks in the summer.

Watch the video here.

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videoWell, here is a timely topic for our Atmosphere Academy: Hurricanes. We have nearly reached the mid-point of the season, but we have a long way to go.

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Cumberland County home provides energy in NC

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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FAYETTEVILLE — An eastern North Carolina county has its first net zero home, providing more power than it uses.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Monday that the two-story home with cedar siding in Cumberland County belongs to Randy and Anke Darling, who use solar energy. A solar hot water system also has been installed.

Alternative Energy Concepts of Fayetteville did the work, including the installation of the south-facing solar array in the yard. That 6.2-kilowatt system by a pond is made up of 32 200-watt photovoltaic modules.

The Darlings paid $41,000 for the solar array and another $6,800 for the hot water heater.

They will get tax credits from their investment. A 35 percent North Carolina tax incentive is available on the cost of a solar array, along with a 30 percent federal tax credit.

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

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An eastern North Carolina county has its first net zero home, providing more power than it uses.

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10 year old drowns off Fort Fisher Saturday

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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A weekend trip to the beach turned deadly for a child visiting our area with relatives. It happened at Fort Fisher a little before 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said 10-year-old Master Emanuel Carter of Sanford went swimming with his parents and brother when they were caught in a rip current. Lifeguards rescued three of the swimmers but could not save the boy.

The Coast Guard later found the child during a search. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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A weekend trip to the beach turned deadly for a child visiting our area with relatives. It happened at Fort Fisher a little before 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said 10-year-old Master Emanuel Carter of Sanford…

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Back to School Fest at Williston Middle School

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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It is not time to head back to school yet, but it will be here before you know it. The playground across from Williston Middle School in Wilmington served as the site for a Back to School Summer Fest Saturday afternoon.

The Port City Connection softball team along with the End Zone Bar sponsored the event, which centered around a school supply giveaway. Children received free book bags, notebooks and crayons thanks to a handful of generous donors.

“We’re going to try to do it again next year. We did this in such a little time and it turned out to be fabulous,” said April Williams of Port City Connection.

Free food and an opportunity to jump for free on the jumpy jump brought out a lot of the children, but DJ Hootie had everyone dancing to the beat on a hot Saturday afternoon.

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It is not time to head back to school yet, but it will be here before you know it. The playground across from Williston Middle School in Wilmington served as the site for a Back to School Summer Fest Saturday afternoon.

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