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Archive for October, 2012

Power Squadron puts classes on the water

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

When I arrived in Wilmington a few years ago, my wife Sue and I were drawn immediately to the water.

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Victims of rape in the military share their stories

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Some groups in the Wilmington area are raising awareness about sexual assault in the military. Hundreds attended a movie showing that documents the epidemic of rape in the military.

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Woman with Wilmington ties to lead effort tracing victims of Nazi crimes

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Soon a history professor with ties to Wilmington will take the helm of an organization in Germany.

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Husband loses bride in fatal accident 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.

Michael Barfoot stood by patiently waiting for his bride to be.

“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 married 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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Sale will benefit animal shelter

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

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