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Archive for June, 2014

Wilmington eyeing solution to flooding problem

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– Residents in the Clear Run creek area of Wilmington live with the problem of flooding every day. Wednesday, the City of Wilmington held a meeting to begin working to fix the problem.

The issue actually stems from the Clear Run area of town.

The City of Wilmington is starting a drainage project in Clear Run soon and tonight was seeking the residents input there.

Around 50 folks showed up to get their questions answered.

Asking how the project will impact them and what benefit they’ll see if any?

“Exactly what are they going to do?” asked Shannon Dorsam, a Clear Run resident, “I know they don’t have a plan, but please listen to my concerns and work together as a team so I’m not at a loss.”

She says she’s lost most of her yard to the flooding in the Clear Run area. She was one of many with the same concern.

The City of Wilmington says tonight’s meeting was the first of several public meetings they’ll have on the issue.

Nothing has been designed yet but those plans will be in the works soon.

It’s a project which when completed will cost the city tens of millions of dollars paid for by storm water fees.

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Sharks edge Generals 4-3

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

In a game full of highlight-reel worthy defensive efforts from both teams, the Sharks (13-12) were able to come out on top Wednesday night, by a score of 4-3 over the Petersburg Generals

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Double Down Duo

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

***See the full video story of this Father-Son Duo TONIGHT on WWAY at 11***

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This week’s Extraordinary Person of the Week is a two for one. A father-son combo I call the “Double Down Duo”!

In the fall of 2012, David Calhoun would enter a nationwide fitness challenge called the Max Formation Life Challenge.
In the fall of 2013, another David Calhoun would enter the same fitness challenge.
Now they’re calling each other in the mornings, talking a little trash, and losing a little weight.
Actually, a lot of weight. About 200 pounds between the two. Meet the double down duo…

“He asked me if I would enter,” said the dad.
“I just walked up to him, talked a little trash,” replied the son.
“I just think that these two guys are an inspiration,” added the owner of the store who represented the two.

The story starts with David Calhoun…the younger version.
David, Sr said of his son, “He won the challenge and when he flew back from California, he asked me if I would enter.”
And the story continues with David Calhoun….the father.
David(son) described his message to dad, “Come on, when are you going to do this? And the second I did that he was like, alright, I’m going do it.”

This father-son duo is a tale of losing weight and gaining a bond.
David Sr: “I couldn’t think of a better way to support him then to enter the contest, the more I entered, the longer I got into it, the healthier I got. The stronger I felt. I really enjoy working out with my son.”

Just two years ago David(son) weighed more than 300 pounds.
He entered the 2013 Max Formation Life Challenge, a nationwide fitness challenge.
He won…by losing. Losing more than 100 pounds.

Max Muscle franchisee/fitness guru Artie Quaranta described the celebration after David(son) got back from the nationals. “We had a reception,” Artie said. “David(son) won the contest last year. We had a reception, and his father was standing right here and said “you saved my son’s life and everyone was tearing up and then David turned around and said, now what are you gonna do dad? and I said oh boy”

Oh boy. The father battling weight issues of his own and following his son’s lead and now competing in the 2014 Max Form Life Challenge.

Artie Quaranta added, “You have someone who’s overcome childhood obesity, you have a father, who has a career, and a family, and has been able to do it despite all that.”

So far, David(dad) has lost nearly 80 pounds.

David, Sr, “I started walking on the treadmill, doing 5 pushups.”

David(son) “We both love the fact that we can wake up at six in the morning and call each other and say, hey, I’ve already hit the gym, what are you doing right now?”

Right now? In my eyes, right now this father and son are being….Extraordinary.

The 2014 fitness challenge that David(Sr) is competing in wraps up at the end of the month.
To see a video on his personal journey, click here….
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZrkAFJTG8c
To see a video of his son’s personal journey, click here….
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyznGf0d_ws

For more information on the Max Formation Life Challenge, contact Artie Quaranta at Max Muscle in Wilmington.
The company website is www.maxmuscleilm.com

-Daniel

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Man sentenced for stealing then pawning lawn equipment

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A Columbus County man has been sentenced for stealing lawn equipment and later pawning it.

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Prescribed burn in Wilmington, near ILM airport

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you were out and about in Wilmington Wednesday afternoon, you might have seen a large cloud of smoke.

New Hanover County Dispatch confirmed a prescribed burn near the Northchase area. The smoke could be seen from miles away.

Thanks to viewer Ron Marish for sending this in! If you have something interesting to send in, click on the Report It link on our homepage or in our mobile app to send us your pictures or video.

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