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Archive for November, 2009

Health Notes – Crest Fitness hosts community health fair

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Crest Fitness hosts community health fairWILMINGTON | The Crest Fitness Club’s annual community health fair will be 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Nov. 28 at 6766 Wrightsville Ave., Suite E.The free event will include information about healthy living and presenters will provide preventative care tips.

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Holiday festivities aimed at drawing visitors to Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonStarNews Correspondent

The first annual Christmas by the Sea event will continue the summer tradition of free, family-centered Boardwalk events throughout the holiday season.

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Class of 2022 – Kindergartners have fewer teeth, larger vocabularies after first few months of school

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

In just three months since the children started school, parents report bigger vocabularies, more missing teeth and progress reports from school – both good and bad.

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90-year-old woman injured in car wreck dies

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Wilmington | A 90-year-old woman injured in a traffic accident Nov. 17 on Oleander Drive has died, according to Lucy Crockett of the Wilmington Police Department.

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Standing Up for Violent Crime Victims

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


There is no pain worse for a parent than losing a child, especially at the hands of a killer. The void and anger can be debilitating, if you let it.

“My daughter was murdered in June of ’94,” Birdie Frink said.

Birdie and Barry Frink’s youngest daughter Amy was murdered in Brunswick County 15 years ago, just shy of her 19th birthday.

It was a brutally cold, heartless killing. “When Amy died, my husband and I didn’t know what to do,” she said.

Citizens have sponsored a billboard along Highway 17 in Leland, hoping to help another family find answers.

On this day, Birdie and other volunteers were setting up for the group’s 14th annual vigil honoring victims of violent crime.

Hip replacement surgery was not about to stop her. The first list of victims had 13 names in 1995, now there are well over one-hundred.

Birdie Frink says that while supporting the survivors of violent crime is important so is standing up for them. “Advocate for victims rights. We try to reach out to the community and let them know about the bills that are about to be passed. Some we support, some we don’t”

And she lets our elected representatives know about it. Birdie Frink still feels the death of her daughter daily. “Part of your body is just ripped out of you.”

But she has filled that void with a mission dedicated to her daughter’s memory. Birdie says her husband Barry is her quiet strength. He’s been waging his own fight with cancer but he too remains committed to justice for citizens and victims rights.

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videoThere is no pain worse for a parent than losing a child, especially at the hands of a killer. The void and anger can be debilitating, if you let it.

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