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Archive for August, 2011

New Hanover County – Power crews making ‘significant headway’

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

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Kure Beach condo residents say sandbags prevented significant damage

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The higher than normal tides and massive waves caused by Irene has left a mark on our area’s beaches through erosion. The Riggings condos in Kure Beach saw some damage but residents say it could have been much worse if not for the sand bags protecting them.

“If the sand bags had not been here, these bottom units here and the swimming pool would probably be totally gone,” said Karla Lain, the Riggings HOA president.

The sand bags that line the beach in front of the condos have been in place for over a decade. Residents have fought for years with the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission to keep them where they are.

“The government had come in earlier and put the rocks in to protect the fort and that has caused some erosion here to increase,” said Lain. “Because of the coquina rocks and the protection of those, they won’t re-nourish our beach here, so it’s very vital to us that we keep our sandbags.”

Though some say the sandbags are an eyesore, Riggings residents say they are protecting their properties from damaging storms like Irene.

“The great news is, over time, it doesn’t really take that long, depending on the winds, the sand will come back and the sand bags will be covered up,” said Lain.

Residents at the Riggings say their properties saw the worst damage from Irene in Kure Beach.

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Celebrate Irene’s departure on the beach tonight at Lumina Daze

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Celebrate the departure of Irene and the arrival of Lumina Daze!!! Yes, it is already SUNDAY, August 28th! Attire, casual…


Turn back the hands of time! Relive Wrightsville Beach of the 1930s through 1970s! Help benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History on Sunday, yes this weekend, from 4:00pm until 10:00pm during the 13th Lumina Daze Celebration at the Blockade Runner Resort! A nostalgic evening of wholesome fun is in store for all who attend this year’s Lumina Daze event.

Lumina Daze recalls Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as it was when famous musicians performed at the legendary Lumina Pavilion, an island landmark for 68 years until it burned down in 1973.

To help set the mood and evoke days gone by, this year’s musical lineup includes: The Wilmington Big Band Orchestra and Buddy Skipper & the Jetty Jumpers, featuring beach music classics with Carey Patterson and Pug West. The Dixieland All-Stars will also entertain with jazz favorites and the folk/rock duo Phil & Mark will perform music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Along with the music, there will be plenty of dancing, as well as food and drink. Special guest Jack Lane will share a collection of memorabilia from his days as an employee of Lumina Pavilion. Lane was the last manager of The Upper Deck, a small bar and grill that served Lumina guests from the 1950s until the early 1970s.

In addition to the ever-popular silent auction, this year there will also be a live auction to benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. The silent auction includes an assortment of fine art, services, and specialties from local businesses. Live auction highlights include a mountain vacation cabin, an Elvis impersonator, a private evening sail, lunch with a local author, and a painting by internationally renowned Wilmington artist George Pocheptsov.

Celebrate Wrightsville Beach’s heritage with old-fashioned fun during Lumina Daze on Sunday, August 28th at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach.

Ticket Information: http://www.wbmuseum.com/LuminaDaze.htm

More information: http://hospitality-1st.com/PressNews/CapeFear-080911.html

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Irene leaves a swath of flooding, broken trees across Eastern N.C.

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

The death is the second in North Carolina blamed directly on the storm. A man was killed in Nash County earlier Saturday when a tree limb fell on him outside his home.

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Babies come storming into world, and you’ll never guess their names

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Seventeen newborns were delivered between 6 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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