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Archive for February, 2014

New Hanover social services gets extra help to handle NCFAST program

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Hiring of 10 full-time positions expected to help alleviate workload caused by program

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Marines make historical march

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — More than 150 Marines making up the 2d Maintenance Battalion General Maintenance Company from left Camp Lejeune by bus for Carolina Beach. Together they marched in line 9 miles in an effort to learn about the Civil War and the role the Marines played.

“History is extremely important in the Marine Corps. We’ve fought in every battle, every war that the United States has been in. The Civil War is one of those wars,” explained 1stLt Joseph Strumolo.

The Marines in his company said they’re eager to soak up a history lesson. 19-year-old Lance Corporal Gary Waszcyszak said, “Without history we’d just be repeating ourselves constantly.”

One step at a time the Marines made their way toward Fort Fisher, stopping at historical spots. Carolina Beach Police escorted the battalion and stopped traffic as needed. Though the hike was education, it was far from leisure. Each Marine carried a pack full of equipment on his or her back, weighing about 40 pounds. In addition to that, the Marines also sported their flack jackets – each weighing about 30 pounds, totally 70 pounds of gear.

It was a 9-mile hike at a pace of 3 miles per hour. And it was humbling. Corporal Hasani Feraro said he loved “being part of something bigger than myself.” He paused then continued describing his favorite part about being a Marine. “I love keeping the honor clean and living day by day knowing that I’m supporting and defending my country.”

1stLt Strumolo said, “It’s important for Marines to understand where they came from in order for us to know where we’re going in the future.”

2d Maintenance Battalion may even have some standouts, whom may be the subjects of history lessons in centuries to come.

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One wounded in Wilmington shooting

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Wilmington police said about 15 shots were fired from a vehicle at 15th and Dawson streets

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New Hanover County launches public portion of comprehensive plan process

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Close to 100 residents turned out to talk about the future for New Hanover County.

Today marked the launch of Plan NHC, which will help the county develop a comprehensive plan.

The comprehensive plan will be used as a guide to address the community’s current development trends as well as planning a vision for the next 25 years.

“It should be on everybody’s agenda to be a part of what’s going to happen in the future to New Hanover County, because we are growing in leaps in bounds, and we need to know about our economy, our educational system, our housing,” resident Vivian Wilson said.

The comprehensive plan is expected to be done by june of next year.

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Local real estate agent will walk Oscars red carpet

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Jessica Edwards was selected by Coldwell Banker as its representative on Hollywood’s big night.

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