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Brothers start cross-country walk for charity at Wrightsville Beach

Monday, May 14th, 2012

WRIGHTSVILLE EBACH, NC (WWAY) — In life there are trips, and then there are journeys. Two brothers are walking coast to coast in an effort to raise awareness and money for charity. Their journey started this morning in Wrightsville Beach.

“Total disbelief. I said, “you’re gonna do what?!?'” their mom Kathy Childs said about her reaction when she found out her sons’ news that they’ll travel all the way to California by foot.

The pair took off from Wrightsville Beach’s Harbor Inn Monday morning. Friends and family sent them off, but now they’re on their own.

“My biggest fear is where are we gonna stay tonight, because we don’t have it planned, because we don’t know how far we’re gonna be,” Caleb Childs said.

Despite fears the purpose behind their journey will keep them rolling.

“They chose three charities that are near and dear to their hearts,” Kathy said.

From a fund for wounded vets to educating people about cancer, the brothers talk to passers by about their efforts.

Now with backpacks and skate boards they’ll rely on the kindness of strangers.

“We’re hoping there’s good people in America that will give us their yard to camp out in or support by buying a meal or something,” Tanner Childs said.

“I’m not sure you can emotionally or physically prepare for a journey of this stature,” Caleb said.

But they can count on family and friends wishing them well.

With the Childs bothers on their way, the trip is expected to take four to six months. The total distance they’ll cover is about 3,000 miles.

You can follow the Childs brothers’ progress by checking their website. You can also make donations to their charities.

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30,000 citations in N.C. motorcycle crackdown

Monday, May 14th, 2012

There are more than 196,000 registered motorcycles in North Carolina.

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Leland might purchase dashboard cameras

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Leland has proposed equipping every police patrol vehicle with a dashboard camera.

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Decision process for stadium site raises concerns

Monday, May 14th, 2012

As of Monday afternoon, city council members had not seen anything from a development team.

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Video helps catch home break-in suspect

Monday, May 14th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Caught on tape and under arrest. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says footage from a break-in helped them nab the bad guy.

Investigators arrested Matthew Walthall, 28, after they say he stole a flat screen TV and a digital camera from a home on Bridgeport Drive.

This B&E got interesting when the homeowners told detectives they had video of the robber wearing plaid shorts, a white shirt and dark gloves.

When Walthall came back by the house a few days later, deputies found the outfit and black gloves that the suspect in the video was wearing during the original break-in, so they arrested him.

Walthall is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. He was given a $12,000 secure bond.

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