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Archive for July, 2014

Elderhaus’ new CEO Richards looks to expand services

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Richards has spent 20 years providing community-based health care administration and development

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Brunswick Co. man arrested on 3 counts of sexual assault

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

A Brunswick County man is behind bars for his alleged involvement in three separate charges of sexual assault on a female.

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Hamilton leads Hammerheads to victory over Rhinos

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

The Wilmington Hammerheads took a 1-0 victory against the Rochester Rhinos at Sahlen's Stadium on Saturday night.

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GE Aviation gets a $30 billion lift

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Growth of engine business reflected at Castle Hayne facility

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Food donation program gives a helping hand to the community

Saturday, July 19th, 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.

Don Downs, a volunteer of the program says, “We have some people that are really hurting for food and we make that available to them. 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 over 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. That one can may make a difference.”

20 year old Ian Myers says he started volunteering with second helping because he wants to lend a helping hand.

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

A Second Helping also accepts cash donations with 100% of the proceeds used to purchase food.

In fact every dollar 1 dollar will buy 5 to 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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