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Archive for August, 2009

Atmosphere Academy: The difference between tornadoes and water spouts

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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When you think of the Carolina coast, the word hurricane often comes to mind. But what about a tornado? Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in this week’s edition of Atmosphere Academy.

A student at Rogers-Herr Middle School would like to know the difference between tornadoes and water spouts.

 
 
 
 
 

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videoWhen you think of the Carolina coast, the word hurricane often comes to mind. But what about a tornado? Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in this week’s edition of Atmosphere Academy.

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Hittin’ the beach with trash bags

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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An army of helping hands flocked to Wrightsville Beach Sunday equipped with garbage bags, and ready to give back.

It was all part of the Pier to Pier clean-up. The event was organized to raise awareness on beach beautification. Supporters gathered at Crystal Pier and scanned the sand for garbage all the way to Johnnie Mercer’s Pier.

Organizer Greg Sager said it is important to keep the beach looking great all the time.

“Most of us live here, and the people who come out of town and in to visit, we want to make sure that its beautiful year round,” Sager said. “This is a project that we felt was very very worthy and that’s the reason why Southern Islander is supporting it 150 percent.”

Organizers say the inaugural event was a success. They hope to continue it for years to come.

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An army of helping hands flocked to Wrightsville Beach Sunday equipped with garbage bags, and ready to give back.

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Class of 2013 arrives at UNCW

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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Moving away from Mom and Dad and into a dorm can be a stressful event, but it’s the beginning of freedom as well. Saturday was freshman move-in day at UNC Wilmington.

Judith Jones can’t believe all the changes on campus. She graduated from UNC Wilmington more than 20 years ago. Her son is now a Seahawk freshman.

“I love the new school of education, it’s beautiful,” Jones said. “He’s majoring in education. I’m a teacher as well. I’ve been teaching 24 years. Absolutely gorgeous campus, full of activity. I’m so excited for him, wish I could come back!”

Seventeen-hundred volunteers worked during the freshman move-in process. Standing around twittling your thumbs was not an option.

“We unload the cars when they pull up. Just welcome them in, unpack everything for them and take it on up,” said volunteer mover Emily Farmer.

The volunteers found more than their fair share of unusual items. Volunteer Riley Donahue
told us some of the strangest he’s seen.

“Giant teddy bears, some weird couches, a velvet chair,” he said.

The bed count on campus has doubled over the last ten years at UNC Wilmington. The school is actually 30 students over occupancy.

“We’re over the 4,100 bed count at this time. That presents unique challenges for the campus. We’re a residential campus now,” said Director of Housing and Residence Life Brad Reid.

For the first time in school history more than 4,000 students will be living on campus.
According to national research, living on campus increases a student’s chance for academic and social success.

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videoFor the first time in UNCW history, more than 4,000 students will be living on campus. The school welcomes 1,893 freshmen this year. Ninety-two percent of them will live on campus.

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‘Bull Durham’ ballpark renovated

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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DURHAM, N.C. — The baseball park made famous in the movie “Bull Durham” has a new look.

WRAL-TV reported that Durham politicians, area baseball coaches and former minor and major league ball players gathered for a game of softball to celebrate the reopening.

The Durham Athletic Park was home to the Durham Bulls from 1926 to 1994 and became nationally known when it was the location of the 1988 Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon film “Bull Durham.”

The Bulls moved to a new park in 1995 and the old one has been used for local baseball and softball leagues.

Durham spent $5 million to renovate the park, which reopened Saturday.

Minor League Baseball will use the city-owned stadium as a training facility for groundskeepers. North Carolina Central University will play home baseball games there as well.

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

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The baseball park made famous in the movie “Bull Durham” has a new look.

WRAL-TV reported that Durham politicians, area baseball coaches and former minor and major league ball players gathered for a game of softball to celebrate the reopening.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Corner – Car alarm can double as home alarm

Monday, August 17th, 2009

If you have a newer model vehicle with a working key fob attached to your keys it can substitute, somewhat, for a residential alarm system.

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