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Archive for September, 2009

Local seniors honor firefigthers with special Christmas gifts

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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When the New Hanover County Retired and Senior Volunteers wanted to honor firefighters for 9/11, they were told the crew at the New Murrayville Station wanted a Christmas tree and decorations to make the holidays a little brighter. So Friday the group gave firefighters their Christmas wish, thanking them for their service and courage.

β€œIt’s great to have the community support coming out here, especially on this day,” said New Hanover County firefighter Jeremy King. β€œA lot of us try to keep the community aware of 9/11 so nobody ever forgets the 343 that died.”

Retired and Senior Volunteer Bunnie Brush said, “When we decided to have this campaign, we didn’t realize there was only one store in town that was selling Christmas ornaments.”

The volunteers are looking for donations of Christmas decorations and gift cards for all the fire stations in New Hanover County, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach.

You can drop off donations at the New Hanover County Senior Center, the County Government Complex or the senior center in Carolina Beach.

You can also call 798-6407, and volunteers will make arrangements to pick them up.

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When the New Hanover County Retired and Senior Volunteers wanted to honor firefighters for 9/11, they were told the crew at the New Murrayville Station wanted a Christmas tree and decorations to make the holidays a little brighter.

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Titan inches closer to build as they should receive air permit

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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Titan America is a step closer to building a cement plant in Castle Hayne. The Department of Environmental and Natural Resources has signed off on a draft air quality permit.

The permit comes after an 18-month technical review of the proposed facility, to make sure it complies with state air quality regulations and standards.

A big concern among folks opposed to the plant is the potential for air pollution. The next step in the process is to hold public hearings to discuss the draft air permit.

There will be two hearings on Tuesday, October 20th from 2:00 to 5:00 and then from 6:30 to 9:00 at Cape Fear Community College’s North Campus.

You will need a parking pass, and you can click here to view the draft air quality permit.

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Titan America is a step closer to building a cement plant in Castle Hayne. The Department of Environmental and Natural Resources has signed off on a draft air quality permit.

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Deputy acted within the law in Brunswick County shooting

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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District Attorney Rex Gore said a Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy acted within the law when he shot and killed a man he was attempting to arrest.

Alton Lawrence Walters was killed in the shooting.

Authorities said Deputy Bradley Hardee was trying to arrest him during a domestic disturbance. Hardee tried using his taser on Walters, but Walters kept coming towards him.

The DA said Deputy Hardee shot Walters when he was within arm’s reach of the officer’s gun.

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District Attorney Rex Gore said a Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy acted within the law when he shot and killed a man he was attempting to arrest.

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Local retired NYC firefighters gather to pay tribute to fallen comrades

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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Retired New York City firefighters now living in North and South Carolina joined together Friday for a ceremony at Brunswick Community College to pay tribute to their 343 fallen comrades.

As bag pipes played, family, friends, and retired firefighters adorned in red, white, and blue, embraced one another and prayed.

An American flag that once flew near the South Tower during rescue operations was hoisted to half-staff. An overwhelming sense of pride filled the air.

“The men that went into those buildings knew there was a very good chance they weren’t coming out, but they also knew there were people in there who needed their help, those are the real heroes,” said NYPD retiree Lou Haarstick.

FDNY retiree Eugene Scherrer said, “I remember all the brothers that I worked with, and all the brothers that I never even knew, and it brings us together in a memorial and in the spirit of togetherness, it’s a wonderful day.”

163 known FDNY retirees now live in North and South Carolina, many of them took part in the rescue efforts at Ground Zero.

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Retired New York City firefighters now living in North and South Carolina joined together Friday for a ceremony at Brunswick Community College to pay tribute to their 343 fallen comrades.

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Students at Calvary Christian remember September 11th

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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Students and staff at one Wilmington school took time out of their day to remember, and remind others to do the same.

Students from Calvary Christian School waved American flags and held signs outside their school on North 23rd Street, encouraging drivers to honor the day with them.

Supporters beeped their horns as they drove by.

“We want them to know that we still remember September 11th and it’s an important day to celebrate and remember all those people that died that day,” said Calvary 6th grader Will Lewis.

Before heading outside, the students gathered to sing and pray. They also watched a slideshow and learned about what happened on September 11th, 2001.

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Students and staff at one Wilmington school took time out of their day to remember, and remind others to do the same.

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