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Archive for November, 2013

A can of food gets kids into the Children’s Museum free Saturday

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The Children’s Museum of Wilmington’s Inaugural ThankFULL Wilmington, a day of celebration, giving, and entertaining Thanksgiving-centered activities at the Museum, will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013. To emphasize the thankfulness and gratitude of the season, the Museum has decided to collect food donations at the door. If a family brings a can of food (or any other shelf-stable food item) to the Museum, their child(ren) will receive free admission into ThankFULL Wilmington. At the end of the day, all donated food will be given to the Good Shepherd Center, whose mission is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing.

Throughout the day the Museum will host local celebrities to read Thanksgiving books to the children, including:

9:30 Chad Porter, President of Porter Financial Group and motivational speaker

10:00 Nan Graham, NC Author and WHQR Commentator

11:00 Mayor Bill Saffo, Mayor of Wilmington since 2007

12:00 Katrina Knight, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Center

1:00 Bo Dean, Director, Access Wilmington- Miracle Field

2:00 Si Cantwell, Columnist and Community News Editor Wilmington Star News

3:00 Rick Lawson & Truman, our Executive Director with the mascot for Kidsville News!

4:00 Beth Dawson, Vice-Chairman County Commissioners

Moms Rising will be creating non-toxic, green holiday crafts with the children. A plethora of other Thanksgiving activities for children will be located throughout the Museum. Sweet Stacks Cupcakery will be donating cupcakes, and there will be other yummy treats for children and their parents throughout the day.

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Investigation underway into plane crash that killed Marine

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

KENANSVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Federal investigators are on scene investigating a plane crash that killed a pilot in Duplin County.

Crews found the wreckage around 10 p.m. Monday less than a mile north of the Kenansville airport. The pilot was found dead inside the fuselage.

WWAY has learned the pilot was a Marine at Camp Lejeune. Because his name has not been publicly released, we have decided not to publish it at this time.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration are at the crash site conducting an initial investigation. They will hand things over to the National Transportation Safety Board when its team of investigators arrives from Atlanta.

At this point there is no word on why the plane crashed.

A search for the plan began Monday afternoon in Pender County after emergency beacons originally placed the plane in that area.

Officials say the plane left Albert Ellis Airport in Jacksonville Sunday morning and was headed to Michigan when it dropped off radar.

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NCHSAA rules, South Columbus out of playoffs

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

According to head coach Jake Fonvielle, a decision has been made allowing Southern Vance to advance to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs despite the team using an ineligible player in a 12-6 opening-round win at South Columbus.

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Blue Cross: Pay higher rates to keep policies

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s largest health insurer is asking for rate increases of between 16 percent and 24 percent to renew policies that would have been canceled for failing to meet minimum requirements under the federal overhaul law.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said Tuesday it filed the necessary documents with the state Insurance Department that could allow up to 230,000 customers to keep their current coverage next year.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said last week his agency will quickly review such requests. President Barack Obama last week announced companies can continue offering policies that don’t meet minimum requirements required by the federal health law.

The individual policies were being cancelled because they didn’t include coverage for pre-existing conditions, hospitalization, prescription drugs, and seven other basic benefits.

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

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Man faces DWI charges after hitting building

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

A Wilmington man was arrested on an impaired driving charge after striking a building on Greenville Avenue

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