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Archive for September, 2009

Atmosphere Academy: Elementary School Newscast

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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So how do elementary school students with an interest in broadcast meteorology learn about newscasts? By making one of their own, naturally.

Most of us remember the early morning routine at school. Around 8 AM, the bell would sound and you would here the morning announcements on the old intercom. Well, they do things a bit differently at Union Elementary School. Each Monday morning, select 5th graders put on their own morning newscasts, complete with news on current events in the school and the students take their job seriously. After all, 5th graders have to apply for positions on the news staff, not unlike real life.

It gives them a vested interest in making sure their product is top notch. But when I found out the students put on their own weathercasts, well we just had to have them over for a visit. And they picked up things fast. So the next time parents tune-in to watch the morning news, just remember that some area students are doing the very same thing.

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videoWhen we receive visitors at our studios, we usually tell them about the newscast. Last week, students who visited us taught us a thing or two.

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Wilmington chiropractor to hold wellness treatment day

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Local chiropractor Joe Alaimo will hold a Wellness Emergency Treatment Day on Sept. 15. He will give free treatment to adults and children suffering from pain because of an injury or illness but cannot afford chiropractic treatment. Patients will be treated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Wrightsville Beach eases restrictions on political signs

Monday, September 14th, 2009

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH | Wrightsville Beach has amended its political sign restrictions, dropping a rule that had said they could not be erected more than 17 days before an election and increasing how long they can stay up afterward.

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UNCW student stars in horror flick

Monday, September 14th, 2009

By Amy Hotz, Amy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington native Lydia Chandler fought bugs, 100-degree heat and cannibals for her first feature film.

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Motorcyclists take to Wilmington streets to support NY firefighters

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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Motorcyclists took to the streets of Wilmington Saturday to remember the heroes of September 11th. The 343 Memorial Ride gathered hundreds of bikers together in support of the firefighters who lost their lives in the World Trade Center eight years ago.

Wilmington police and firefighters escorted the riders during an hour long ride around the city. Wilmington firefighter Jack Jarvis organized the ride to remember and honor the New York firefighters.

“We don’t call it the 9/11 ride, because we don’t want to remember the day, we want to remember the people. We had 343 firefighters that went into the building and lost their lives, but they saved almost 40,000 people. And it’s a horrible loss, but they did their job, and we want to remember each and every one of them,” Jarvis said.

Each rider who participated rode with a dog tag inscribed with the name of a fallen firefighter.

Britt Motorsports sponsored the event. All proceeds from the ride benefit the North Carolina Burn Center in Chapel Hill.

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Motorcyclists took to the streets of Wilmington Saturday to remember the heroes of September 11th. The 343 Memorial Ride gathered hundreds of bikers together in support of the firefighters…

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