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Archive for June, 2014

News & Notes – Camera club winners; show and raffle; scholarship awarded; program on coastal trek; military personnel honored; celebration

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Coastal Carolina Camera Club held a juried print competition for images that depicted the theme “Seasonal Favorites”

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STORMTRACK 3: First tropical depression of the season may form soon

Monday, June 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The first tropical depression of the Atlantic Hurricane season may form early this week off the Florida coast.

As of Sunday afternoon, the system has not yet been classified as a true tropical system. However, the disturbance may organize late tonight and Monday over the warm Gulf Stream waters. A combination of moderate wind shear and dry air will keep the system very weak.

The disturbance will drift toward the Florida coast through Tuesday, but an approaching cold front will turn the system toward the northeast by late week (and out to sea). At this point, the center of circulation appears to stay offshore of southeastern NC. However, any deviations in track will have to be monitored closely.

As of now, the July 4 week looks seasonally hot with plenty of sunshine and a slight chance of summertime thunderstorms. The chance of rain may increase slightly Thursday and Friday due to the approaching cold front.

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson


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News & Notes – Slater honored; Woodmen of the World meet; 4th of July celebration

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Paul M. Slater was presented with a certificate commemorating 35 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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Fort Fisher lesson on artillery packs firepower

Monday, June 30th, 2014

FORT FISHER, NC (WWAY) — Thousands of people traveled to Fort Fisher Saturday for a summer program offered by the Friends of Fort Fisher.

The program “Waves of Fire and Smoke and Deadly Showers of Cast Iron: Artillery at Fort Fisher” taught not only the history of the fort, but the importance that artillery had on the fort during The Civil War.

“Americans and people from abroad for that matter understand our history, our heritage as a
country, what divided us as a nation, what reunited us as a nation,” Friend of Fort Fisher Executive Director Paul Laird said. “The Civil War was a pivotal point in our
development as a nation, so the country, the liberties and the freedoms we enjoy today are a direct out growths of the Civil War.”

The event featured firings of the site’s 32-pound seacoast rifle and banded cannon, along with teaching the field artillery drill using a 12-pound bronze Napoleon full-scale reproduction cannon.

Laird says he is amazed of how much visitors know about the site before visiting, and that it’s really a two-way street when it comes to learning.

This is one of many summer programs offered at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site.


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Carnival of Dreams helps local resident

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Rain or shine, good and bad days, life still continues. For mike cooper the day he was diagnosed with throat cancer struck him hard, but life throws curve balls.
On Saturday, one was thrown to help cooper in ways he didn’t know was someone would.
Bill Link and others of a called group called carnival of dreams stepped up to offered assistance to Cooper.
Link said, “They were shocked in two ways. One that the community would actually get together and do something in a big way to help them and the fact that people really do care.”
Donations were collected to help Cooper get back on his feet along with the lots of fun.
Slides, games, food and even cotton candy were enjoyed by friends, family and strangers.
All wanting to support someone in need.
Link says the reason why he does it is to show people that you can have a good time for a good reason and help in a good cause.


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