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Archive for May, 2013

Memorial Day events 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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Authorities investigate 2nd fatal accident in Brunswick Co. over holiday weekend

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened early Monday morning.

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Kids can learn about history, science at museum camp

Monday, May 27th, 2013

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Visit the WWAY Weather Team at Stormfest this weekend

Monday, May 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hurricane season is right around the corner, and yet again the Cape Fear Museum will host the fourth annual Stormfest this Saturday, June 1st from 10am until 4pm.

The 4th annual Stormfest is a joint venture between the Cape Fear Museum & the National Weather Service, and is a severe weather awareness and preparedness event where participants learn about all things meteorology. 

The event will be family-friendly with interactive weather demonstrations by Cape Fear Museum educators and plenty of hands-on elements throughout the museum.

You can also meet the StormTrack 3 Weather Team and try your luck on our green screen in front of our graphics. 

Just in time for hurricane season, officials from the American Red Cross and New Hanover County Emergency Management, in addition to many other organizations, will discuss hurricane preparedness and offer tips on keeping your family safe during severe weather.

The NWS will also offer SKYWARN spotter training during the event, which is a free training that teaches people about severe weather often seen in the eastern Carolinas and how to report weather to the NWS, according to organizers.

Stormfest will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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‘Dollars for Daisy’ yard, bake sale to support crash victim’s recovery

Monday, May 27th, 2013

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Friends and neighbors of a 9-year-old girl who was struck by a car while riding her bike in Wilmington are hosting a benefit to support the victim’s recovery in Chapel Hill.

Daisy Hearn was hit by a vehicle on April 24, at the intersection of St. Andres Drive and 17th Street, just 3 days shy of her ninth birthday.

Daisy suffered serious injuries in the crash, and friends say she is now recovering at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill with her mother and grandparents.

With expensive medical bills piling up, and Daisy’s mother out of work to be by her side, a community in Bladen County is coming together to help the family during the difficult time.

Friends and neighbors in the Kelly Community are hosting a benefit Saturday to assist Daisy’s family with the extraordinary expenses stemming from the accident.

A yard and bake sale, “Dollars for Daisy,” will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Centerville Baptist Church on Highway 53 in Kelly, NC.

Organizers encourage the community to join in the community support effort.

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