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Archive for October, 2012

Email exchange questions competency of town manager

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The passing around of emails in Carolina Beach highlights the distance between the mayor and some of his fellow town leaders.

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ONLY ON 3: Husband speaks about losing wife in fatal crash days after wedding

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It was a tragic turn of events for a newlywed couple from Brunswick County. Three days after their marriage, a husband is left without his bride.

Jessica and Michael Barfoot had their whole future ahead of them, but Tuesday Jessica died in a car crash.

On the day they were married, Michael Barfoot stood by patiently waiting for his bride.

“She was actually an hour and a half late,” he says. “Oh it was worth it. She was beautiful. Still is in my eyes.”

Michael and Jessica Barfoot were wed Saturday on the beach surrounded by family and close friends.

“All she could talk about was our future plans you know paying the house off and taking vacations,” Barfoot says. “All these things that she wanted to do.”

But their happiness and future dreams were cut short Tuesday when Jessica fell asleep at the wheel. The SUV she was driving crashed into a box truck on NC 133 south of Leland.

Jessica had already worked eight hours in her first job as a certified nursing assistant and was working her second shift, transporting an assisted living patient home when she died.

Michael says the two jobs had become too much for Jessica.

“She was talking about it last night and talked more about quitting the job because she was just too tired to keep on going,” Barfoot says.

For now, Michael lives with the memories of his beautiful wife on their wedding day, a new chapter that ended before it even began.

“I got home about 3:30 and I kept watching the driveway, just knew she was going to pull in at any time because it was about the time she got home,” Barfoot says. “And just nobody. Just nothing.”

Highway Patrol says the passenger in the SUV Jessica was driving was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was shaken up, but not injured.

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ATMC chief touts accomplishments; Ash resident wins drawing

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

ATMC’s 55th annual meeting was held Friday, Oct. 5, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply.

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Hoggard students make impression with helpfulness

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The value of making a good impression cannot be overstated.

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Port City Java asking families to host Marines for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With November just around the corner, a Wilmington business is preparing to make the holidays extra sweet for those who serve our country. Port City Java is organizing the second annual Make a Marine’s Thanksgiving Drive.

Last year, 27 families hosted more than 50 Marines bussed down from Camp Ljeune for the holiday. This year Port City Java CEO Steven Schnitzler says they are more than tripling their numbers to 165 Marines. That means they need more families to host.

Three buses will be sponsored, and three locations will be used for drop off and pick up.
Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover High Schools are the locations.

“These tend to be young Marines,” says Schnitzler. “They are from the infantry school in Camp Geiger, so they tend to be young, but they are far away from home and often times this is their first time in the military since they are just out of boot camp that they are going to be spending a major holiday away from home.”

82 families in all are needed and it’s first come first serve and also depends on how close you live to all three locations.

To sign up to participate, you can email Schnitzler. His address is Steve@portcityjava.com

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