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Archive for February, 2013

Fort Anderson comes to life

Monday, February 18th, 2013

WINNABOW, NC (WWAY) — This weekend the sights, sounds, and smells of life at Fort Anderson brought many back to the time of the Civil War.

“History is something that is not being focused on as much in schools anymore, so what we have a chance to do with this program is bring history alive, ” historic interpreter, Jim McKee said.

And history did come alive when volunteers came from all over to dress for the time and remind residents in our area a little of its past. Brunswick Town was the first permanent settlement in the Cape Fear region. Reenactors were performing artillery and infantry demonstrations, but it means more than just fun and games to some.

One reenactor, Will Jarman said, ” I have always been enamored with history especially with what went on in my own backyard, U.S. History has always been my thing, especially in the state of North Carolina because it goes back so far.”

Cannons and rifles were going off as part of the usua; demonstrations but this year there was a new addition. The unseen enemies was the focus showing the medical maladies and underwater obstructions in the Cape Fear River. People were gathering to see the new demonstrations being performed.

“You have to look backwards to know where you are going and it is telling a story,” Don Hummel said.

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Armed robbery at McDonald’s

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Dispatch confirms an armed robbery at the McDonald's off Shipyard Blvd. and S. College Rd.

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Wilmington Garden Show in full bloom

Monday, February 18th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Even with the looming winter weather this weekend, the Wilmington Garden Show was still in full bloom at Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center. Lots of gardeners showed up to learn new tips and to scope out some unique landscape ideas. Some people said it felt like the first sign of spring.

“We had been to the show last year and we thoroughly enjoy it,” said Beverly Delmoral of Leland. “I do like to garden. I just appreciate seeing all the new flowers, maybe some new plants that they brought in. It is just lovely. I just enjoy it. I do look forward to the flowers blooming and the greenery coming back. It is just a lot of fun to see it.”

The annual event featured flowers, shrubs, and landscape products. Gardeners were happy to get there thumbs green.

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Diamond Hawks split doubleheader

Monday, February 18th, 2013

UNCW banged out 15 hits as Michael Bass and Hunter Ridge had three hits apiece to lead UNCW past No. 31 Kent State, 13-8, on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader at Brooks Field. Virginia Tech topped the Seahawks in game two, 7-2.

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Reward offered for stolen ATVs

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Columbus County Sheriff's Office is offering a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the recovery of 2 stolen ATVs.

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