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Archive for October, 2013

Alabama leads Landfall Tradition after 2nd Round

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Individual leader Stephanie Meadow fired a hole-in-one and  Alabama maintained its lead during the second round of the 2013 Landfall Tradition Saturday on the Country Club of Landfall's Pete Dye Course.

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Harris Teeter reopens Saturday after fire

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

The fire Friday afternoon caused about $15,000 in structural damage.

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Church congregation safe after nearby shootout

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

The Guiding Light Ministry was wrapping up their evening service around 11 P.M. Friday evening.

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Carolina Beach welcomes a new tradition

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Teams of twenty paddled 45-foot long canoes this weekend in the Carolina Beach Yacht Basin for the first Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival.

Crews dressed up in different costumes and took off from the Gibby’s Dock and Dine Restaurant in a battle to the finish line. Organizers say the competition is a fun, easy way to improve health and wellness.

“It was fun. We have been practicing for weeks,” said Island Women team member Susan Lobalbo. “We have been practicing on chairs. It was a fundraiser so we just got together, and we had our own cheerleaders.”

The Island Women lost two races on their own, but once they teamed up with The Island Men in the finals, the group paddled ahead of their competition to the finish line.

The event raised money for the Carolina Beach Fire Department and Got-em-on Live Bait Club. As of Saturday, the fire department wasn’t sure of how much money the race brought in.

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Triathlon attracts athletes nation-wide

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Athletes from all over the country started a long day of swimming, biking, and running at Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning for the PPD Beach2Battleship iron distance and half iron distance triathlon.

Wilmington offers an ideal course for the race recognized around the world as the area combines both land and water for a long, tedious race.

One competitor even took work with him this year as he raced side-by-side with his boss. The athlete’s family was there to cheer the duo on through the finish line.

“Just the perseverance to succeed and knowing that he has accomplished his goal is one of the best things for him,” said wife Rachael Butler of Charleston, South Carolina. “It is something he has had on his bucket list for quite some time and just to be here today is fulfillment. To walk away with a medal and show his boys he can do it is an accomplishment for him and us as a family.”

Butler says her husband and his boss prepared for 6 months before the race. It was their first half-iron distance race.

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