Lazy Pirate Restaurant teams up with non profit to raise funds for

first_imgCAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) – Wednesdays mean giving back for the folks down at the Lazy Pirate and tonight’s event supporting the people in Puerto Rico did not disappoint.The Lazy Pirate down on Carolina Beach worked alongside Wilmington Response to hold the fundraising event. One hundred percent of profits as well as proceeds from the raffle and silent auction will fund supplies and the shipping of aid items to the people in western Puerto Rico.- Advertisement – The bar and restaurant has several employees who have family on the island now dealing with the after effects of hurricane Maria.“Honestly it’s overwhelming you see this much of the community come together and you know I’ve done this before and never have I seen this many people pull together. We’ve got a lot of people from Puerto Rico that work here, a lot of people that have volunteered their times and their talents,” says Nick Hiteshew with Wilmington Response. “We’ve got an artist that volunteered.”Each Wednesday, the bar and restaurant hosts a 501 (c) 3 non profit to help benefit.last_img read more

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Cape Fear River Watch volunteers clean up trash at Greenfield Lake

first_img Volunteers were instructed to keep trash separate from recyclable items.One of the organizers, Anna Grubbs, says that if people don’t keep areas like Greenfield Lake clean, there can be negative consequences.“There’s a lot of different impacts that we’ve seen in the area, more with fisheries and ocean with microplastics and everything getting into our food source and contaminating food sources because of trash,” said Grubbs. “It can definitely affect the animals here as well, there are plenty of animals here at Greenfield Lake.”Related Article: 10 tons of trash left behind on Virginia Beach after partyCape Fear River Watch picks a different location around Wilmington on the second Saturday of each month to gather trash and recyclables to keep our community clean. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — More than fifty people gathered at Greenfield Lake Saturday morning to help Cape Fear River Watch clean up trash that has been littered around the Wilmington landmark.People were able to pick up garbage along the shore, as well as take kayaks, canoes, and paddle-boats out on the lake to sweep the water.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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ARMED FORCES WEEK Mission BBQ offers free sandwich to military

first_img Monday, it’s members of the Army. Tuesday is the day for Marines. Wednesday is for the Navy. Members and veterans of the Air Force get a free sandwich Thursday. Friday will honor the Coast Guard.On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. any active duty or veteran from any branch can get a free sandwich. In honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day Thursday, March 29, Mission BBQ will honor Vietnam veterans with a free sandwich. (Photo: Mission BBQ) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It is Armed Forces Week and a national barbecue chain is honoring each branch of the military, each on a different day.Mission BBQ, which has a location on South College Road in Wilmington, is giving a free sandwich to active duty members and veterans of a different branch every day.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Moped driver killed in crash near Monkey Junction

first_imgMoped driver dies in crash on Antoinette Drive (Photo: Kevin Dumas/WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man has died after crashing his moped on Friday afternoon near Monkey Junction.The NC Highway Patrol says it happened around 1:00 p.m. on Antoinette Drive.- Advertisement – Troopers say the moped driver hit a spot of loose gravel, then ran into the ditch. His body landed in a homeowner’s yard on a brick flowerbed.Neighbors performed CPR.EMS took the moped driver to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.Related Article: Driver dies days after head-on crash in Pender CountyTroopers believe speed was a factor.No word yet on the man’s identity.last_img

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Medal of Honor recipient speaks on Vietnam War experiences

first_img He shared his experiences and what he learned while serving, and said he is humbled to be recognized at Moores Creek.“We live in the greatest country in the world because of our veterans,” Marm said. “I’m just quite honored to be here and to be recognized.”This was Marm’s first time at the battlefield, he said he is impressed not only with the turnout of the event, but the facility itself. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings CURRIE, NC (WWAY) — Moores Creek National Battlefield extended their table to the public this weekend to hear a medal of honor recipient speak.Retired Colonel Joseph Marm served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and spoke on the first major battle — the battle of Ia Drang.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Currie pastor charged with DWI in crash that killed teacher husband

first_imgCOLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A pastor from a church in Currie has been charged with two counts of felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired in a crash that killed a Columbus County teacher and her husband.Gordon Lee Griffen, 57, turned himself in on Tuesday, according to the NC Highway Patrol.- Advertisement – On Friday night, Griffen was allegedly driving in the wrong lane on NC 905 when he hit another vehicle head-on.South Columbus High School teacher Jolena Joy Long Timmons, 51, and her husband, Donald Timmons, 41, were in that vehicle and were both killed in the crash.Griffen was injured and treated at the hospital.Related Article: Wilmington oral surgeon charged for allegedly sexually abusing patientsHe was placed under a $200,000 bond.Griffen is pastor at Moore’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church, according to the church’s website. The church posted about the accident on Facebook over the weekend.“As we go throughout today and everyday going forward, please keep Pastor Gordon Griffin in your prayers during his recovery period from the accident that occurred late Friday afternoon. Also, please keep the Timmons Family in deep and consistent prayer as they prepare to have funeral services for Mr. & Mrs. Timmons who lost their lives in the accident. May the healing angels cover Tiffany and Adrian who remain in the hospital. God is able and he will cover both families during this time of bereavement and recovery,” the post reads.Funeral services for Jolena and Donald Timmons will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the South Columbus High School auditorium.Donald and Jolena Timmons (Photo: Inman Ward Funeral Home)last_img read more

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Can you hear me now Edward Snowden asks after joining Twitter

first_imgEdward Snowden at Ted 2014 Advertisement Edward Snowden joined Twitter and guess who he decided to follow first: the NSA.The former US National Security Agency contractor, opened his Twitter account with a joke on Tuesday asking “Can you hear me now?”He wrote, in a short message that electrified the social network and made reference to his revelations about the agency’s spying on phone calls.Can you hear me now?— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 29, 2015 – Advertisement – As of now, he is only following the NSA, but has amassed over 800k followers.Among those who welcomed Snowden on Twitter was was Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian journalist who revealed Verizon’s role in the NSA’s bulk domestic phone records program after meeting the former contractor in Hong Kong and obtaining the documents.Snowden was prodded to join Twitter by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist and television host, during an interview on his “Star Talk” radio show. The interview unfolded “via robotic telepresence from Moscow.”Via TOIlast_img read more

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BringCom to acquire Ugandan privately owned Network Service Provider Datanet

first_imgAdvertisement BringCom Incorporated, a leading provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, announced that it has reached a tentative agreement to acquire Datanet.Com, LLC.Established in 1999, Datanet is a network service provider operating in Uganda and Kenya and offering corporate network connectivity as well as secure and reliable wholesale access services.Datanet was the first company in the East African region to enroll in the MEF Services Interconnect program (MEF-SI) with the aim of establishing standardized Carrier Ethernet access services and networks. It also launched EP-LAN service over its Carrier Ethernet network between Uganda and Kenya powering multi-branch interconnectivities/operations and LAN extensions. More recently, the company announced its access network MEF CE 2.0 E-Access certification. – Advertisement – Datanet brings into the East African region MEF standardized/certified access circuits and services as well as standardized ENNI interconnections to expand further the global reach of standardized Carrier Ethernet services.“Datanet’s acquisition reflects BringCom’s strategy to expand its pan-African Carrier Ethernet network and international global connectivity services”, said Fabrice Langreney, President and CEO of BringCom.“BringCom’s investment in the region allows us to increase our ability to competitively service the stringent requirements of customers with challenging telecommunications applications.”Datanet will be renamed BringCom Uganda once the transaction is completed. BringCom is committed to providing affordable and reliable international connectivity services to corporations and government agencies in Africa and the Middle East.last_img read more

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TrendForce Hints Global Smartphone Market Might Decline By Upto 5 in 2019

first_img(Photo Courtesy: San Francisco Chronicle) Advertisement According to a new report by the global provider of market intelligence on the technology industries, TrendForce, the global smartphone production volume for 2019 is expected to be 1.41 billion units, a decrease of 3.3% compared with 2018—due to weaker overall demand outlook and other unfavorable factors.The report claims the lack of breakthrough features/specs has made consumers less active than before with respect to replacing their existing devices.The market intelligence provider also stated that global smartphone production may reach 5% due to the uncertainty and fallout from the ongoing trade war between U.S. and China. – Advertisement – With all this going astray, Samsung would remain the market leader—with a market share of 20%, while Huawei is expected to surpass Apple with a market share of 16% and 13% respectively to become the world’s second largest smartphone maker. Apple would then take the third place.Huawei is likely become the only company to post positive growth in smartphone production, amongst the 3 giants. Samsung’s output is predicted to shrink 8% on-year to 293 million units, with Apple’s production likely to fall 15% to 189 million.According to NDTV news, Strategy Analytics—predicted global smartphone shipments to come to 1.43 billion this year, down 0.6% from a year earlier. Forecasting a market share of 20.3% for Samsung, 16.1% for Huawei and 14.4% for Apple.The difference with the results gathered by TrendForce is slightly not less nor much.[related-posts]last_img read more

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Testing Testing 123

first_imgYou know what we were saying about the weather….Well it’s not just the rain on the horizon.With overnight ground temperatures expected to fall to as low as -5C next Tuesday, the team at Prestbury Park are getting ready to put down frost covers on all vulnerable areas, including the take-offs and landings. Very testing times for the Cheltenham executive.And if even colder weather comes into the equation, the entire course will be covered.Snow isn’t unprecedented at Cheltenham of course, remember The Thinker winning the Gold Cup in 1987? – the race was run in a snow flurry.Anyway, whatever the weather gods throw at Cheltenham NORMAL SERVICE WILL NOT BE THREATENED – SO PLEASE DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SET.What you can tune into now are the Star Sports excellent Cheltenham Preview Videos – with our esteemed panel of Luke Tarr – Head of PR Star Sports, Claude Duval – The Punters Pal (The Sun), Tom Lee – Channel 4 Racing and Bill Esdaile – Racing Editor, City AM.Eight preview videos are now online. More ‘mark your card’ than ‘test card’ so give them a watch CLICK HERElast_img read more

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