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Archive for July, 2014

High rip current risk in effect for New Hanover, Pender Counties

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a high rip current risk for New Hanover and Pender Counties through 10 p.m. Sunday night.

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A Second Helping gives vacation leftovers to those in need

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

HOLDEN BEACH (WWAY) – Every beach vacation leaves leftover food behind. For Holden Beach, a program has been set in place to use your leftovers known as A Second Helping.

Founded by Bill Spier, the objective is to collect canned goods and all other food items, perishable and non-perishable, and then give those leftovers to the needy of Brunswick County through one of the local churches.

“We have some people that are really hurting for food, and we make that available to them,” volunteer Don Downs said. “When they know it’s been open, say a box of cereal, and they will take that box of cereal, it’s amazing what people are needing, and that it all stays in the community.”

A Second Helping has donated more 115,000 pounds of food since the program started in July 2005.

Downs says every little bit counts.

“Even if it’s just one can, we’ll definitely take it,” Downs said. “That one can may make a difference.”

Ian Myers, 20, says he started volunteering with A Second Helping because he wants to lend a helping hand.

“I could be laying out on the beach tanning, but I’m here helping and volunteering,” Myers said. “It makes me feel good.”

A Second Helping also accepts cash donations with 100 percent of the proceeds used to purchase food. In fact every dollar will buy 5-8 pounds of food.

The program has expanded to two other beach towns along eastern North Carolina and hopes to continue to grow.


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First Alert Forecast: Isolated showers, storms Sunday

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

A stationary front will remain offshore through Sunday. This front will shift towards the west and remain along the Carolina coasts Monday and will begin to dissipate Tuesday. High pressure will build into the area later this week, but a cold front approaches the east coast by the end of the week.

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Read to Achieve reading program evolves to meet students’ needs

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

What started as a hardline program from the state legislature has eased and evolved into what educators say is a better way to identify struggling students.

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Police investigate fatal hit and run on Market Street

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident that happened early Saturday morning on Market Street.

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