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Archive for September, 2013

Massive fire prompts closure of Oleander Drive between Bradley Creek Bridge, Greenville Loop Road

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Multiple fire crews are working to contain flames at the scene of a structure fire at 6329 Oleander Drive.

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filming to close streets

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Production of Fox’s new series “Sleepy Hollow” will close several streets around Bellevue Cemetery

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Class focuses on proper car seat use for special needs kids

Friday, September 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Fire Rescue helped sponsor a training class for transporting children with special health needs.

The class taught technicians who work with families how to use car seats correctly.

Organizers say North Carolina ranks higher than the national average for kids with special needs, which makes these classes important.

“I see what happens on a daily basis when kids are not properly restrained or not restrained at all, so it’s important for parents to not just improvise, or not just think they know how to put the car seat in,” instructor Theresa Cromling said.

Cromling says 75 percent of all car seats are used incorrectly.

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Fire controlled, but traffic remains snarled on Oleander Drive

Friday, September 27th, 2013

The fire started about 5:30 p.m. Friday in the offices of endodontist W. Christopher Ward and The Assurance Group

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Players say bocce is a game for all

Friday, September 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It may be thousands of years old, but bocce plays on at Wilmington’s Empie Park.

The Romans first played the game around 300 BC with coconuts they brought back from Africa. Now it’s an age-friendly sport with a lot to offer.

Bocce is a unique sport. It puts both men and women, young and old, disabled and abled on the same playing field.”>

Players say bocce does not require much energy or agility. Instead it’s a game of strategy.

The idea is to get your team’s bocce ball closest to the white pallino ball. The team that has the best spread around the pallino gets the most points.

But bocce is not just about bragging rights.

Salt Magazine says bocce is “a game played in the comfort of good friends.”

“I do it mostly for the camaraderie,” Marco Zaza said. “I like to be here with friends and make new friends and play the game. I want to win, of course, and so I try to take advice when it is given to me. But on the whole, I pretty much throw the ball and maybe hope for the best.”

A group of bocce players meets every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Empie Park.

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