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Archive for May, 2013

Honoring Memorial Day in the Cape Fear

Monday, May 27th, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — In honor of Memorial Day, several events are scheduled in the Cape Fear to celebrate and remember fallen servicemen.

A “Tolling of the Bells” ceremony will be held at the Wilmington National Ceremony Monday morning, where the names of more than 500 local veterans who have passed since last Memorial Day will be read aloud. North Carolina Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Wes Morrison will also give a patriotic address at the formal ceremony that begins at 11 a.m.

Moore’s Creek National Battlefield is among the many parks across the nation that will hold naturalization ceremonies. It’s all a part of the partnership with The National Park Service and US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The ceremony at 11 a.m. at Patriots Hall recognition of those becoming US citizens there.

The American Legion Post 129 will kick off their Memorial Day festivities with flag retirement service at their pavilion behind Food Lion. People are invited to bring flags that need to be properly retired in exchange for a grilled hot dog lunch. The short ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

The Battleship North Carolina will host its 48th Annual Memorial Day Service Monday evening. WWAY will be live at the event, where 5th Coast Guard District Commander, Admiral Steven Ratti, will be the guest speaker. The ceremony will include military musical arrangements and a 21-gun salute. The observance will be held on the deck of the state’s World War II Memorial at 5:45 p.m.

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Fit Minute: Glutes

Monday, May 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Keeping your backside lifted takes work. If you don’t have time to tone it at the gym, you can at home.
In this Fit Minute, personal trainer Brian Knox focuses on the glutes. If you want to keep your butt lifted and keep it from sagging, you might want to try these next three moves.
The first move is the Fire Hydrant.
“You want to start on all fours and you’re going to lift one knee a little bit off the ground, and come out to the side with your hips. Then, keeping that knee bent, you’re going to want to extend that knee backwards, up above your back, then return it to the starting position right next to the other knee without touching the ground,” Knox said.
After doing the other leg, do the Triangle.
“Get on your one side and the leg that’s up in the air, you’re going to keep it fully straight the entire time. When it’s up in the air or when it’s down on the ground and you lift it up, you really want to push that heel up into the air. Then, you’re going to move it back and try to touch the ground in the back. So, bring it back up and back in front.”
Do that move for both legs then try Squat Pulses.
“There’s no other better move for your butt than squat pulses. So, you really get in that low squat position and just do nice pulses on the bottom.”
If you can’t do those moves, you can try modifications for them.
When doing the Fire Hydrant, just do one part of the exercise at a time. Raise the knee outward away from you, opening up your hips, then bring it back to the floor position. Immediately after, raise the same knee backward squeezing your glutes the entire time. Then, return to the starting position and repeat.
The intensity of the Triangle is determined by the height of your leg into the air, as well as the rotation of your heel into the air. So, if you keep your leg low, and don’t rotate your heel up as much, it will be easier.
Finally, you can make Squat Pulses less intense by not going as deeply into the squat.
If you’d like more information on exercises go to Brian Knox’ Facebook page at facebook.com/bbcoachknox.

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Man charged with DWI after hitting 4 patrol cars

Monday, May 27th, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Authorities say a drunken driver smashed into four patrol cars and injured two troopers directing traffic near the NASCAR race in Concord.

Investigators said Patrick Willis was driving too fast when he exited Interstate 485 around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say his car hit and jumped a curb and then smashed into four patrol cars on U.S. Highway 29.

Officials say two troopers suffered minor leg injuries as they tried to get out of the way.

Willis was charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving and child abuse because he was driving with his 9-year-old son. Troopers say Willis’ blood-alcohol content was 0.14 percent, nearly double the legal limit.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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10 fans injured when TV cable falls on race track

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Charlotte Motor Speedway says 10 fans were injured Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 and three were taken to the hospital when a nylon rope supporting a FOX Sports overhead television camera fell from the grandstands on to the track surface.

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HAPPENING TODAY: Memorial Day freebies, military discounts

Monday, May 27th, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember those who have served our country. Along with the many ceremonies and services going on to mark the holiday, businesses in the area are offering discounts and freebies to active military and veterans.

Home Depot is offering a 10% military discount (up to $500 maximum) off a single-receipt purchase all active-duty, National Guard and reserve, retiree and disabled service members, honorably discharged veterans, and their spouses and dependent children.

Hooters is offering free hooters wings for military veterans and active-duty service members on Memorial Day.

Jo-Ann is offering 20% off regular, sale-priced and clearance items to past or present members of the armed forces, as well as their families.

Lowes is offering a 10% military discount to those currently serving in the Armed Forces and to all veterans.

Outback Steakhouse is offering military mates 10% off discount, open to military personnel.

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