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Archive for September, 2012

WEATHER: Cooler weather behind a front

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

A cool front will bring a wind shift and cooler weather to southeast North Carolina. 

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Safe Kids checks car seats

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, officers from over 20 agencies gathered in the parking lot of Legion Stadium off of Carolina Beach Road to check the safety of car seats for anyone that stopped by.

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‘Zumbathon’ raises money for local cancer patient

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

People traded in their skates for their workout clothes at Jellybeans Skate Center on Oleander Saturday morning. A 'Zumbathon' was held for a local cancer patient.

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Purple Heart being returned to NC family

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A Purple Heart found in a box of memorabilia in Jacksonville is headed to the family of the man who received the prestigious recognition in 1943.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that Debra Allen found the Purple Heart belonging to Olin White in a box and began searching for White’s family.

Eventually, Dan Stoy of the Military Order of the Purple Heart picked up the search. He found White’s niece, Lynn White, living in China Grove. He’s delivering the Purple Heart on Saturday.

Olin White was one of 183 soldiers who sank with the USS Drexler when Japanese kamikaze pilots struck it during World War II.

Stoy says the medal will give the family closure since White’s body was never found.

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Safety Officials pitch in for “Child Passenger Safety Week”

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) – The Wilmington Police and Fire Departments are teaming up to help improve child safety.

In observance of “Child Passenger Safety Week” the departments are offered free car seat checks, as well as a bike skills course and hands only CPR training.

Officers say that learning small things could help save your child’s life in the event of an emergency.

“Four out of five people are installing car seats and don’t realize that there is something wrong or it’s not in correctly,” said Meg Langston of the Wilmington Fire Department. “We really encourage people to get their seats checked in their opportunities throughout New Hanover County. Lots of things that people don’t realize are wrong are that their harness retainer clip, which is the little clip in their car seat, is not in the right place on their child or the seat belt is not locking in place and when they drive around it moves a little bit more than it should.”

North Carolina law requires that a child be restrained in a car until they’re at least eight years old or weigh more than eighty pounds.

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