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Archive for March, 2012

Zumbathon dedicates workout towards finding ALS cure

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– Over a hundred people came out for a zumbathon at Hoggard High School on Saturday.

Local zumba instructors combined their classes and opened up to the public to raise money for Augie’s Quest.

They say their goal was not only to raise money to cure ALS, but also to raise awareness.

“I had a cousin who passed away from ALS several years ago and so this is really near and dear to my heart,” said Wendy Joyner, a local zumba instructor. “It just makes me feel so great that so many people love zumba and want to help ALS.”

If you’d like to try the zumba workout there are classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Cameron Arts Museum.

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Teachers preparing for new standards

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

The goal of the Common Core is to set up standards for English and math that can move across state lines.

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Library hosts Million Dollar Book Sale

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY)– Friends of New Hanover County Public Library are hosting their spring book sale Monday-Wednesday this week.

Prices for most items are initially marked between $1-$3 with price cuts every two days. Wednesday all items will be reduced to a dime and stacks of books cost 50 cents per foot.

Friends of the Library book sales have raised $945,000 since 1983 and are hoping to reach the $1 million mark this year.

“Every penny that we make a the book sale goes directly back to the library,” says Paige Owens, Assistant Director of the library. “That money goes into special projects, additional books we couldn’t afford otherwise and some of our nifty programs like the loan of e-book readers.”

Books, DVD’s, CD’s and other materials on sale are primarily recycled items donated by other readers.

The bi-annual book sale is operated by volunteers.

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St. Patrick’s Day celebrators buzz heads for cancer research

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– Hundreds came out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Fibbers Public House on Saturday. Not all of them were there for the green beer.

Around 80 people shaved their heads, raising nearly $30,000 to benefit cancer research for children.

Cancer survivors were on hand shaving some of their loved ones as well.

Love is Bald, a local non-profit, teamed up with St. Baldricks for the event.

“We’ve had so much local support. We have the Sea Dawgs out here, Cape Fear Roller Girls, Fibbers has ben amazing,” said Kelli Russell from Love is Bald. “Just so much local support, it’s overwhelming.”

Among the 80 or so people that had their heads shaved were two 14-year-olds, a 6-year-old and nine women.

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Zumbathon dedicates workout to finding ALS cure

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– Over a hundred people came out for a zumbathon at Hoggard High School on Saturday.

Local zumba instructors combined their classes and opened up to the public to raise money for Augie’s Quest.

They say their goal was not only to raise money to cure ALS, but also to raise awareness.

“I had a cousin who passed away from ALS several years ago and so this is really near and dear to my heart,” said Wendy Joyner, a local zumba instructor. “It just makes me feel so great that so many people love zumba and want to help ALS.”

If you’d like to try the zumba workout there are classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Cameron Arts Museum.

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