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Archive for December, 2011

Delta to take over ILM to New York flights this summer

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The nonstop service will begin July 11

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ONLY ON 3: Craigslist santa helps needy families

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Pender County, NC (WWAY)– A Pender County woman, thankful for what she has, decided to help others this holiday season. She did it by posting an online ad.

She never expected to get dozens of responses.

Jewell Horton has a binder filled with emails from desperate families who need help this holiday season. Here’s a small sample:

“There is only one thing that I need and that is one baseboard heater. Keeping my grandson warm is the only christmas gift we need.”

“My husband got hurt at work in April and is now partially disabled. I have 2 boys, 13 and 10 that I can’t afford to buy anything for.”

“We are so far in the hole that our Christmas money now is going to be bill money. I just want to cry. If you know of anyone that has a prelit tree for us, I would be ever so grateful!”

These emails are only the tip of the iceberg. Many families asked for basic necessities.

“I think we take for granted just how lucky we have it and we don’t think about what it would be like to be in a position to ask somebody for toilet paper or size 8 underwear and things like that,” explained Jewell Horton. “It just really brought tears to our eyes and inspired us to do something.”

The emails are the result of an ad Horton placed on Craigslist, offering to help families in need. She never expected to get 66 replies. Now she’s on a mission to try and help each person who replied.

“I emailed everyone back, tried to tell them who I was, that I wasn’t a millionaire and that I wasn’t going to show up on their doorstep with a tv camera and give them everything they dreamed of, but that I was gonna try my best to get things they needed this holiday season,” Horton said.

Horton spread the word. Soon, family, friends, church groups and coworkers stepped up to help.

“When Jewell mentioned she was doing this, we felt that it’s our way to give back to the community and to thank God for all he’s given us this year,” said co-worker Joni Gynp.

A community that might have a merrier Christmas, thanks to one woman who thinks its better to give than receive.

Many families also asked for used items, like mattresses and clothes. Others wanted baby formula. Jewell still needs help fulfilling these wishes.

If you can help, email her at gotappaloosas@yahoo.com

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Craigslist santa helps needy families

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Pender County, NC (WWAY)– A Pender County woman, thankful for what she has, decided to help others this holiday season. She did it by posting an online ad.

She never expected to get dozens of responses.

Jewell Horton has a binder filled with emails from desperate families who need help this holiday season. Here’s a small sample:

“There is only one thing that I need and that is one baseboard heater. Keeping my grandson warm is the only christmas gift we need.”

“My husband got hurt at work in April and is now partially disabled. I have 2 boys, 13 and 10 that I can’t afford to buy anything for.”

“We are so far in the hole that our Christmas money now is going to be bill money. I just want to cry. If you know of anyone that has a prelit tree for us, I would be ever so grateful!”

These emails are only the tip of the iceberg. Many families asked for basic necessities.

“I think we take for granted just how lucky we have it and we don’t think about what it would be like to be in a position to ask somebody for toilet paper or size 8 underwear and things like that,” explained Jewell Horton. “It just really brought tears to our eyes and inspired us to do something.”

The emails are the result of an ad Horton placed on Craigslist, offering to help families in need. She never expected to get 66 replies. Now she’s on a mission to try and help each person who replied.

“I emailed everyone back, tried to tell them who I was, that I wasn’t a millionaire and that I wasn’t going to show up on their doorstep with a tv camera and give them everything they dreamed of, but that I was gonna try my best to get things they needed this holiday season,” Horton said.

Horton spread the word. Soon, family, friends, church groups and coworkers stepped up to help.

“When Jewell mentioned she was doing this, we felt that it’s our way to give back to the community and to thank God for all he’s given us this year,” said co-worker Joni Gynp.

A community that might have a merrier Christmas, thanks to one woman who thinks its better to give than receive.

Many famiilies also asked for used items, like mattresses and clothes. Others wanted baby formula. Jewell still needs help fulfilling these wishes.

If you can help, email her at gotappaloosas@yahoo.com

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Family gets help after losing home to fire, 911 problem

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County family lost their home to a fire last week after they say they got no response from 911. The Smiths are living with family while they try to sort everything out, and donations are beginning to come in.

The Pleasant Plains Baptist Church near Whiteville is accepting donations of all forms for Brian, Amy and their newborn son Logan.

The church’s pastor says they have already collected some cash donations for the family.

“Brian and Amy have been such sweet people and have been a good part of the church, even though for a short period of time,” Pastor David Heller said. “When this happened (the church) jumped right in and did whatever needed to be done and have been able to give them a head start and are going to continue to keep helping until they are able to get back in their own home and get settled in.”

Brian and Amy say they are very appreciative of the donations.

If you would like to help the Smith family and their new baby boy, the church can be reached at (910) 642-3939. Brian is a 36/30, wears a large or extra-large top and a 10 1/2 shoe. Amy is between a 12 and 14 in pants size and wears a large or extra large top. She is an 8 1/2 shoe.

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New Hanover commissioners pass over Berger

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Other commissioners, county employees get support to serve on boards, committees

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