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Archive for August, 2014

STORMTRACK 3: Strong to severe storms possible across southeastern NC

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A cold front is slipping southward through the area today pushing into a hot, unstable environment. The end result is widespread strong/severe thunderstorms. Any storms that develop have the potential for gusty winds, heavy rain, frequent lightning, and hail. The front will bring cooler and drier weather Sunday.

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-Meteorologist Helen Holt 


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Mission Ready program sends medical supplies overseas

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — “All it takes for bad things to continue is for good people to do nothing,” says Ted Winneberger, Mission Ready medical director.

For good people to do something, there’s mission ready. After the 2010 Haitian earthquake, the hospital created Mission Ready. A program where the hospital collects and inventories supplies that can’t be used in the United States because part of the package was opened, but never used.

Booties, gloves, hats, full face masks are examples stated by Winneberger.

Clean and modern medical supplies are extremely hard to come by in developing countries.
Supplies that would be thrown away here, but could save a life elsewhere.

Winneberger says, “For instance, the IV poles, most of the hospitals I have seen over there, they don’t have that. You wind up doing things like duck tape IVs to the wall. Anything that makes their lives a little bit easier in an incredibly difficult and impossible situation, you have to feel good about trying something.”

A 40-foot truck left the hospital in Wilmington carrying medical supplies with a destination across the world, Rotifunk in Sierra Leone.

Craig Relain of Wrightsville United Methodist Church along with other volunteers traveled on many mission trips.

“You can’t believe it. You can’t believe the feeling you feel while you’re there,” Relain says.

Relain and others also have be working towards creating a sustainable hospital in Rotifunk.

“One of things that struck me on my trip to Sierra Leone was that nobody had a hand out. Nobody asked for anything. They would come up to us and ask how can we help?” said Relain.

Help is what mission ready is all about.

Winnerberger says,”You don’t have to do big things, but doing just little things doing anything and this is what we are doing, something.”


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Hundreds gather for photo in support of local film industry

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

The crowd included film crew members, background extras, vendors and business owners.

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Authorities search for missing Leland woman

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Authorities with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Leland woman, who suffers from Alzheimer's and dementia.

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Local film workers take big group photo

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

An estimated 800 film supporters gathered at Battleship Park to take a large group photo.

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