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H2O Telethon hopes to raise money, awareness

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We can’t live without water, but some folks around the Cape Fear struggle to get it every day. New Hanover County is trying to help. Help 2 Others is a new water assistance initiative by the county to help residents struggling to pay their water bills. The program is holding a telethon Saturday complete with live entertainment, games and food.

“Water is necessary to life,” New Hanover County resident Edward Sumpter said. “If you can’t pay for it or you don’t get it, what are you going to do?”

New Hanover County feels the same way. That’s why they started the H2O initiative.

“The idea was started in January after New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin learned there were 500 households in New Hanover County that didn’t have running water or sewer services to their homes,” County spokesman Charles Smith said.

New Hanover County resident Lori Drake says she’s thankful she is able to pay her water bills but knows others are not as fortunate. She thinks the telethon is a great idea.

“They are probably working hard to pay the bills that they can, and the fact that that’s one that they can’t, and they might have kids,” Drake said.

We asked why not just lower water rates instead of raising money for those who can’t pay.

“The fee structures and rates decided by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is certainly to maintain the infrastructure and to take it where it needs to be tomorrow,” Smith explained.

In addition to raising money, the county hopes to raise awareness about the impact water has on health. From simple things like hand-washing to food preparation, water is necessary to keep things clean and sanitary.

“Bathing, brushing our teeth, taking care of our children. You know, being able to have water to drink, to cook with,” Drake said. “There are necessities in life that we need water for, and I can’t imagine not having it. Even just giving it to my dogs.”

“I think that’s great,” Sumpter said about the telethon. “People need help paying their bills, why not help them?”

The kickoff event is from 10a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday at the New Hanover County Government Center. For more information, visit givehelp2others.org.

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KitchenScoop: Key Lime Pie

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

This week, cookbook author and recipe developer Alicia Ross whips up some Key Lime Pie.

SERVES 8 – START TO FINISH: 20 minutes, plus 25 minutes baking time and 1 hour unattended cooling time, 2 hours refrigeration

8 egg yolks
2 cans (14 ounces, each) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup (8 ounces) Key lime juice*, such as Nellie and Joe’s Key Lime Juice from Key West
1 prepared graham cracker crumb crusts (9 ounces)
Whipped cream, optional topping

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Separate the eggs, reserving the whites for another use. Place the yolks in the large bowl of an electric mixer and mix until thoroughly blended and pale yellow. Add condensed milk and Key Lime juice. Mix well. Let rest for 5 minutes.
3. Pour batter into the pie crust. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. (The outside edge will be set, but the center will be custard-like.) Cool on a wire rack to room temperature, about 1 hour.
4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Slice the pie and serve with whipped cream if desired.

Cooking Notes
True Key lime juice is the secret to the success of this pie. Don’t be tempted to substitute regular lime juice (Even the photo depicts regular green Persian limes…) Key limes (named after the Florida Keys) are golf-ball-size limes with a color more yellow than green. Their flavor is a bit brighter than a regular lime, hence the zesty, “wow” at the first bite. Check the mixed drink sections of the supermarket for real Key lime juice if it’s not carried in the fruit juice section

Check out more at www.KitchenScoop.com.

Also, to find out more about the kitchen Alicia used, contact Joyce Barnwell joycebarnwell@NUMBER1EXPERT.com

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Two men arrested on charges of breaking into safes at Wilmington businesses

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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H2O telethon hopes to raise funds for families without water

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We can’t live without water, but some folks around the Cape Fear struggle to get it every day. New Hanover County is trying to help. Help 2 Others is a new water assistance initiative by the county to help residents struggling to pay their water bills. The program is holding a telethon Saturday complete with live entertainment, games and food.

“Water is necessary to life,” New Hanover County resident Edward Sumpter said. “If you can’t pay for it or you don’t get it, what are you going to do?”

New Hanover County feels the same way. That’s why they started the H2O initiative.

“The idea was started in January after New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin learned there were 500 households in New Hanover County that didn’t have running water or sewer services to their homes,” County spokesman Charles Smith said.

New Hanover County resident Lori Drake says she’s thankful she is able to pay her water bills but knows others are not as fortunate. She thinks the telethon is a great idea.

“They are probably working hard to pay the bills that they can, and the fact that that’s one that they can’t, and they might have kids,” Drake said.

We asked why not just lower water rates instead of raising money for those who can’t pay.

“The fee structures and rates decided by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is certainly to maintain the infrastructure and to take it where it needs to be tomorrow,” Smith explained.

In addition to raising money, the county hopes to raise awareness about the impact water has on health. From simple things like hand-washing to food preparation, water is necessary to keep things clean and sanitary.

“Bathing, brushing our teeth, taking care of our children. You know, being able to have water to drink, to cook with,” Drake said. “There are necessities in life that we need water for, and I can’t imagine not having it. Even just giving it to my dogs.”

“I think that’s great,” Sumpter said about the telethon. “People need help paying their bills, why not help them?”

The kickoff event is from 10a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday at the New Hanover County Government Center. For more information, visit givehelp2others.com.

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Williston students look to future at career fair

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Little kids with big dreams got to meet professionals who have the jobs the kids hope to have one day.

Communities in Schools of Cape Fear and UNCW’s Cameron School of Business put together the first ever Williston Middle School Career Fair today.

“It helps me learn when I get the job so I know what to do and how to do it,” student Ahmir Davis said.

Davis said he wants to be a police officer when he grows up, and he was happy to actually meet and talk to one today.

Program coordinator Robin Colbert said the idea is to get kids to start thinking about the future now. The career fair emphasized jobs that specifically relate to math and language arts.

“You’re not going to be able to have a good career in life if you’re not able to comprehend what you read or if you’re not able to do certain math problems and stuff like that,” Colbert said.

WWAY’s Tim Buckley, who uses language arts and math skills every day in his job, was also there to talk to students.

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