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Archive for August, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wrightsville Beach bridge could close overnight

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) – The Wrightsville Beach bridge is going up and staying up…maybe. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be working on the bridge from 11:30pm tonight until

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UPDATE: Suspect shot by deputy now in jail

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

According to an arrest warrant, Hester pointed his gun at Deputy Joshua Cranford and attempted to shoot the officer.

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No obstacle race, no answers for couple in Wilmington

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

News of a Maryland company canceling organized events and filing for bankruptcy has traveled south to the Port City.

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NC jobless rate slightly up to 8.9 percent in July

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s unemployment rate has increased slightly for the first time since January.

The state Commerce Department said Monday the jobless rate for July was 8.9 percent, or an increase of 0.1 of a percentage point compared with the month before. The national rate fell to 7.4 percent in July.

The state agency says North Carolina employers dropped nearly 14,000 jobs from June to July, with the largest decline in the government sector at more than 5,000. Transportation and utility fields and hospitality services saw the largest employment sector gains.

The state rate was 9.5 percent in January but had been slowly declining until now.

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Fit Minute – Cross Fit

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you want to push your body to the max, you might want to try Cross Fit. The weight-training and cardio combo can get you fit very fast if you’re up to the challenge.

Cross Fit is not for the faint of heart, body or mind.

“You don’t want to let yourself down. You don’t want to let other people down by stopping so it just forces you to go beyond your limits,” said Christine Dimeo, who’s been doing Cross Fit for about a year.

And, there’s really no limit for Dimeo when she’s working out at Port City Cross Fit in Wilmington.

“It just makes me do things that I would never do on my own,” Dimeo said.

“It’s just a totally different kind of gym experience,” said Keith Nelson, a personal trainer at Port City Cross Fit.

Nelson said Cross Fit combines elements of weight lifting, power lifting, gymnastics and cardio.

“We kind of put it together in a lot of different combinations and we vary it a lot,” Nelson said.

In fact, it’s different every day. Nelson said trainers come up with a new hour-long routine they post to their website. Nelson said it’s always a challenge yet it’s safe because trainers are there to make sure people are using the correct form.

And, Dimeo said it’s also very effective.

“I’ve kept a steady weight. I’m just really toned. I just feel better,” Dimeo said.

Nelson said he encourages people to do Cross Fit three to five times a week to really get to know the moves and see fast results.

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