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Archive for May, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERT: Port City Bridges expect to go up Tuesday morning

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

According to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge tender  the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge  is expected to go up between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.

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Student support system key to Communities in Schools success

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

One by one, the boys poke their heads in Alex Allende’s office.

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City of Wilmington no longer allows new speed bumps

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Q: Are speed bumps to slow traffic now illegal in Wilmington?

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Mother remembers fallen son on Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As hundreds gathered Monday at Wilmington National Cemetery to pay their respects to our fallen servicemen and women, one woman dressed in all white stood out.

Iris Winters attended the service not only to honor the lives that were lost defending our freedoms, but to honor her son’s memory. She is a blue star and gold star mother meaning she has a son serving our country and one who has died serving our county.

Bruce, Winters’ decreased son, was a helicopter pilot for the US Navy. He was killed at age twenty-six, after his helicopter crashed in the United Arab Emirates. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

“I knew when he crashed. I woke up and he was on the other side of the world, I just knew” she said.

Winters said it took her seven years to be at peace with Bruce’s death.

“It’s very hard for me,” Winters said as she choked back tears.

The mother of five says being part of the Gold Star Mothers and serving others through the organization has aided her healing process.

“The Gold Star Mothers, we don’t look inside anymore. But yes, we hurt, yes we miss our boys,” Winters said.

Instead of looking on the inside, she says the Gold Star Mothers look to the outside. Although she is looking outward and helping other mothers through the process of losing a child, forgiveness and love get her through her difficult days.

“Some days are better than others and you just go on with life until one day it all comes flooding back,” she said. “You miss your kid; you miss your kid badly.”

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Boat bumps into Johnnie Mercer’s Pier on Memorial Day after losing power

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A boat bumped into a Wrightsville Beach pier after losing power to one of its motors on Memorial Day.

Dispatchers say it happened around 5 p.m. at Johnnie Mercer’s Pier when a boat tried to anchor off-shore nearby.

They say their attempt to anchor caused an engine to fail, and then waves washed the boat closer to shore.

The StarNewsOnline.com reports the boat bumped into the pier multiple times before SEATOW helped get the boat out of shallow water.

They spoke with the pier’s owner, who says there is no damage to the pier.

The boat’s passengers were all able to get off safely, and no injuries were reported.

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