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Archive for May, 2013

Granite to be added to river to improve fish spawning ground

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Migratory fish that make it over a bypass ramp at Lock and Dam No. 1 will soon have plenty of new spawning grounds.

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Grant provides water aerobics at YWCA for breast cancer survivors

Monday, May 27th, 2013

All classes are completely free. Survivors won’t even have to worry about the pool membership fee.

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A memorable Memorial Day for new citizens

Monday, May 27th, 2013

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Today is a special day to many people in our country when we remember the heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom. For some, this Memorial Day is one they will never forget.

Immigrants from all over became American citizens today during a naturalization ceremony at Moores Creek National Battlefield. 54 people from 27 counties shed tears of excitement after taking the oath to become new American citizens this Memorial Day.

“To hear the anthem playing and to know that I’m a part of it now. I’m no more a resident. I’m a citizen. It’s great. It’s a great feeling,” Charmine White a new American citizen says.

The theme was “Embrace citizenship- experience America through your national parks.” One park guide says he can’t think of a better place for the ceremony.

“This is a revolutionary war battlefield. It’s really cool to have new citizens being sworn in here at the same spot that people were fighting for the rights that we have today,” park guide Jonathan Grubbs says.

Charmine White from Jamaica says this day is about remembering the people who lost their lives fighting for the freedom that she has been trying to gain. She says it’s a great feeling knowing that she was able to gain that freedom on Memorial Day. One man from Mexico says the American life is unlike any other.

“It’s just a beautiful place to live. You have all the rights to vote, speak or anything,” new American citizen Ricardo Hernandez says.

Others came for freedom, something they will never take for granted.

“This is a great country. Many people who live here maybe don’t know that but this is a great country. I love this country,” Charmine White says.

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UNCW will face Elon in Charlottesville Regional

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Regular season Colonial Athletic Association champion UNCW earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Baseball Championships on Monday and will compete later this week along with Elon, Army and host Virginia at the Charlottesville Regional.

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UNCW to play Elon in first game of NCAA Baseball tournament

Monday, May 27th, 2013

The Seahawks will be soaring to Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend for the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

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