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Archive for November, 2011

Memorial salutes medal recipients

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The monument is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients.

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Cape Fear Watchdog$ – Bonuses for city employees?

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Council will consider giving city employees a one-time bonus.

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ONLY ON 3: Pilots go to lengths to give shelter dogs new homes

Monday, November 14th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The overpopulation of dogs and cats in the United States is a growing problem. With more animals available than potential pet owners, thousands of animals are euthanized every year.

A Wilmington man is teaming up with a nationwide group called Pilots n’ Paws to help get more pets adopted, even if that means moving the animals to a safe location himself.

Pack ’em up and move ’em out. This Austrialian shepherd and her puppies were left for dead at an area animal shelter. With overcrowding and more animal surrenders than ever, time was quickly running out.

The mom and her litter were days away from death when an animal rescue group reached out to save them. The only problem? The group is based in Melbourne, FL, about 615 miles away from Wilmington.

“These are tough times, and it’s hard to find the money to do something like this, but sometimes you just have to,” Doug Oakley said.

This is Oakley’s third trip with Pilots n’ Paws. The volunteer pilots move adopted dogs to their new homes. Oakley spends his own money and flies his own plane to get the animals to safety.

On this day we ride along for the more than two and a half hour flight to Jessup, GA. Along the way Penelope and her puppies got a bird’s eye view of the east coast.

“I guess we do it because the dogs are in such need,” Oakley said. “The animals are in such need of help. These are animals that would have been put down, euthanized had somebody not stepped up.”

Oakley spent hundreds of dollars on fuel to fly the eight dogs out of harm’s way. As a real estate agent on Bald Head Island in a down economy, he says times are tough, but he and other pilots try to focus on the benefit of their efforts.

“We try to put the cost of it aside, though, with the benefit of the need,” Oakley said.

Oakley says there is a network of other pilots around the country that also work to move the animals to safety. One met us in Georgia to take penelope and her pups the rest of the way to their new home.

On the ride back to Wilmington, Oakley confessed that it’s sad to say goodbye to the pets he moves, but it’s important to remember that he did what he could for them.

Oakley says he plans to do more trips in the future as soon as he can get the funding together.

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Gallery seizes almost heavenly opportunity

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Walls Fine Art Gallery is closing its doors and moving to West Virginia.

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Sale, auction give fans chance to own piece of ‘One Tree Hill’

Monday, November 14th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — As The CW’s original series “One Tree Hill” draws to a close, Auction Company of Wilmington has been engaged to offer thousands of items and set pieces to the public over the course of two weekends, first in a tag-sale environment from Dec. 2-4 and then in a series of live auctions, beginning on December 9 at EUE Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington. Some of the more spectacular items that will be available at auction include the main characters’ bedrooms and décor pieces including artwork, nightstands, beds, armoires and more.

Fans and local residents can take advantage of thousands of name brand and designer clothing and accessory items that will be available for sale on Friday, December 2, Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Brands and designers featured in the wardrobe sale include Polo Ralph Lauren, Arden B., Juicy Couture, Bebe, Diesel, Calvin Klein, Cheap Monday, Anthropology, Urban Outfitters, GAP, BCBG, Guess and many more. In addition to the clothing and accessories, shoppers will find a huge assortment of linens, artwork, blinds and custom drapery. It is estimated that there will be between 15,000-20,000 items available for sale, and all will all be priced to sell at incredible deals.

A week later, the auctions will kick off with a series of previews beginning on Friday, December 9, at 9 a.m. ET. The three-day live auction event will take place Friday, December 9, Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, and will feature thousands of items from the show’s nine seasons. Previews of the live auction will also be available to view online at www.onetreehillwrapsale.com, so that those who would like to attend can see the items prior to the auction.

“This will be a huge event and I am really honored to be a part of it,” said Kelly Flewwellin, Owner of Auction Company of Wilmington. “There will be a great selection of items in every category, and we will be certain to provide items in all price ranges. We are really excited to be able to offer both fans and collectors this incredible opportunity to own a piece of television history as the series concludes.”

Some of the items to be offered in the live auction include:
-Furniture (Bedrooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, Nursery, Office
-Small and Major Appliances
-Electronics
-Home Déco
-Artwork
-Lighting
-Commercial Bar/Restaurant Equipment
-Kitchen Cabinets
-Patio Furniture
-Seasonal Items
-Set pieces for every budget

The schedule of events is as follows:
Wardrobe Sale: Friday-Sunday, December 2-4, EUE Screen Gems Studios, Wilmington (Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.).
Live Auction Day: Friday, December 9, EUE Screen Gems Studios, Wilmington (Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; Auction begins at 9 a.m.).
Live Auction Day: Saturday, December 10, EUE Screen Gems Studios, Wilmington (Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; Auction begins at 9 a.m.).
Live Auction Day: Sunday, December 11, EUE Screen Gems Studios, Wilmington (Doors open at 7:30a.m.; Auction begins at 9 a.m.).
For more information, please visit www.onetreehillwrapsale.com.

EUE Screen Gems Studios is located at 1223 North 23rd St. in Wilmington, North Carolina, 28405 (www.screengemsstudios.com/nc/).

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