first_img The Fore IV Invitational brings in thousands of dollars annually for CT Shaw, IV.He is 6 and lives with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease causing lung infections and limiting the ability to breath.Learn more about the non-profit Four IV. Four IV will fundraise for the benefit of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Photo: Andrew James) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — They may have hit a couple bogies, maybe some were way over par but for the 5th year in the row it is a hole in one for a local boy with cystic fibrosis.More than 90 golfers played this year’s event at Compass Pointe.- Advertisement – last_img

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A day after the state announced plans to revoke Chemours’ permit to discharge process wastewater from its Fayetteville Works plant, the company says it disagrees with the move.“We believe the NC DEQ’s stated intention to suspend and revoke the process wastewater discharge permit for Fayetteville Works is unwarranted,” the company said in an emailed statement to WWAY.- Advertisement – Yesterday the NC Department of Environmental Quality announced today it is moving to revoke Chemours’ permit to discharge process wastewater because the company failed to comply with its permit and failed to report an October spill.In addition to moving to revoke Chemours wastewater permit, DEQ officials also notified Chemours the state will suspend its permit to discharge process wastewater from its manufacturing area including the areas where GenX and other fluorinated compounds are produced. The suspension will take effect Nov. 30. Chemours is still required by the state to divert wastewater containing GenX and transport it out-of-state for disposal.“The [c]ompany has worked in good faith to cooperate fully with all of DEQ’s requests, including capturing all wastewater they have previously requested that we capture,” the Chemours statement continued. “While we do not believe there is a legal basis on which to suspend or revoke the permit, we will accept the (Division of Water Resources’) invitation in its letter that we meet with them and look forward to discussing a path forward.  We remain committed to operating this facility, which employs hundreds of North Carolina residents, in accordance with all applicable laws and in a manner that respects the environment and public health and safety.”Related Article: Pender Co. mosquito program earns awardThe revocation of Chemours’ permit to discharge process wastewater from its manufacturing areas will take effect after the required 60-day notice to Chemours and public participation in the permit process. The revocation does not apply to process wastewater from Kuraray and Dupont facilities that is treated and discharged by Chemours under the wastewater discharge permit.Earlier this week, DEQ cited Chemours with violating the conditions of its wastewater discharge permit because of the company’s failure to report the Oct. 6 spill. The spill came to light one month after it occurred when DEQ officials questioned Chemours about state water quality results indicating elevated concentrations of GenX at Chemours’ primary wastewater discharge outfall.Chemours wastewater discharge permit requires that DEQ be notified within 24 hours of any discharge of significant amounts of waste that are abnormal in quantity or characteristic, as well as any non-compliance that potentially threatens public health or the environment.DEQ determined that Chemours’ violation of the reporting requirements in the permit following the Oct. 6 spill are sufficient basis for the revocation of the permit to discharge process wastewater. DEQ will continue to collect and test water samples from the Cape Fear River including at the Chemours outfall.last_img read more

first_img Guests can enjoy food from Lowes Foods, Tropical Smoothie Café and Waffle House and have a chance to win tickets to the museum’s upcoming Fall Festival. #92 NASCAR CWTS/Black’s Tire/Ricky Benton Racing team’s show truck will also be in attendance“It’s a small gesture to thank the community for 21 years of caring, support, and generosity,” said Jim Karl, CMoW Executive Director. “We hope to continue to be a key asset in our community for another 21 years to come.”Last year, CMoW welcomed more than 600 guests in a single day which was the record number of patrons at the Museum.Related Article: Music on Market begins 2018-2019 season this week“Community Day will be a fun-filled event this year,” said Heather Bowman, CMoW Development Coordinator. “We are so grateful for all of the Museum guests that have supported us over the years and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to show our appreciation. We are incredibly thankful to all of the community businesses and organizations that are participating in this event.”For more information on everything the Museum has to offer, please visit www.playwilmington.org. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Next weekend, enjoy face painting, balloon making, treats and more at The Children’s Museum of Wilmington’s 2nd Annual Community Day.On September 9, families of all ages can stop by the museum from 1-5 p.m. The event, which includes free admission to the museum, will feature the UNCW Women’s Basketball team, Wilmington Hammerhead soccer players and the New Hanover High School football team.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_imgWater rescues in Pender County following Hurricane Florence on Sept. 18, 2018. (Photo: WWAY) PENDER COUNTY, NC (Press Release) — Immediately following Hurricane Florence, Pender County Emergency Management and the Pender County Commissioners requested FEMA Disaster Relief Centers (DRCs) to assist our residents with assistance.Today FEMA announced 8a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) is available for individuals who need closer access or who have lost internet capabilities. The MDRC is located at 801 S. Walker St., in Burgaw, Friday at 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be there through Sat., Oct. 6.- Advertisement – FEMA established a DRC at Caswell Presbyterian Church in Atkinson. The DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.A longer-term Disaster Recovery Center site for the county will open soon. However, Pender County continues their request for a Mobile Disaster Center for the Hampstead, Scotts Hill, Surf City and Topsail Beach area.According to FEMA, in the three weeks since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Pender County residents have received more than $20 million in state and federal funds and more than $9.2 million in state and federal grants to nearly 1,900 homeowners and renters.Related Article: FEMA to reach out to Hurricane Florence victims still living in hotelsMore than $2.8 million in claims paid to more than 1,000 National Flood Insurance Program policyholders, according to FEMA. More than $8.2 million in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans approved for 142 homeowners and renters and five businesses in Pender County.Regarding individual assistance, 5,631 home inspections were issued with approximately 90 percent of home inspections completed.An estimated 490 inspections have an “Inaccessible” status. This is the number of applicants who had an initial meeting with an inspector who determined that the dwelling is inaccessible. These applicants need to contact FEMA to reschedule an inspection when their homes are accessible.In regard to Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA), 942 interactions with survivors by FEMA have been conducted. As of Oct. 4, there are two DSA crews working in Pender County, including a Mobile Registration Intake Center which opened when more than 4,000 residents applied for food stamp assistance at the county agricultural building with our department of social services. The FEMA intake center is tentatively slated to close Oct. 6.Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at facebook.com/penderem and on the county’s website www.pendercountync/.gov. If you need assistance call the EM office at (910) 259-1210.last_img read more

first_imgHalloween Candy (Photo: MGN Online) CAPE FEAR REGION (WWAY) — We have a couple of ways for you to get rid of your extra Halloween candy.Bozart Family Dentistry is paying patients $1 for every pound of Halloween candy up to 5 pounds. All candy will be sent to troops overseas. Bring your candy to either location Saturday 9 a.m. till noon.- Advertisement – In Hampstead, Surf City Dental is hosting “Operation Cash-For-Candy”.Bring your candy for $2 a pound up to five pounds during business hours Friday. Their candy will also go to troops.last_img

first_imgFarm fresh collard greens wait for a buyer at Sunny Rowe Farm Market in Pender County on Dec. 31, 2018. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — If you’re looking to ring in the new year in the traditional southern fashion – with collard greens and black-eyed peas – you might have some difficulty.According to the tradition, eating black-eyed peas and collard greens is supposed to bring good luck and prosperity in the new year.- Advertisement – But Pender County farmer David Rowe says 2018 was a bad year for collards. He says Hurricane Florence combined with this year’s record rainfall made it extremely difficult to grow crops.Rowe replanted collard greens after the hurricane, but HE says they had less time to grow, which made them smaller than usual.“I hope that next year will be better,” said Rowe, who owns Sunny Rowe Farm Market. “I don’t know. Like I said, this year has been a challenge. Every year is different in farming, but it seems like we’re having a lot more of these torrential rains than we did in years past. We’ll just have to wait and see and hope for the best.”Related Article: University breaks ground on new student housingRowe says his family has been farming for four generations, and you have to really love it to do it.He says he’s looking forward to strawberry season.last_img read more

first_img “Most of the people in the Coast Guard I would say by the majority live paycheck to paycheck,”said Scott Paradis.Paradis would know, he spent nearly 30 years in the Coast Guard. Although he lives in New Orleans, his journey began right here in Wilmington. After he graduated from UNCW, he joined the USCG. Paradis is in town seeing family, but it’s what he’s not seeing that is bothering him.“Even if there is not a need. I think the city should reach out to find out if there is,” said Paradis after a weeklong of seeing no news about how the shutdown is impacting the military branch.Related Article: 2 arrested after drug bust at Wilmington home with infant insideFortunately, in many ways the Cape Fear community is stepping up. From breweries and restaurants, to golf clubs and congregations, they have all reached out to monetarily help USCG members or other federal workers impacted.Paradis, however, wants to see a message of support from Wilmington city leaders.For more than 15 years Wilmington has been a designated Coast Guard City.“This is a uniformed military service that is doing their damnedest to protect us from harm, to protect us from terrorism and they’re doing it without pay,” said Paradis.The designation means cities like Wilmington have pledged to stand up for Coast Guard members, welcome them, and support their welfare. Paradis says he just hasn’t seen it.“Do you need help right now? Do you need us to help you,” said Paradis laying out questions he hopes the city is sending to USCG officers. “We’re just not getting it right now, we’re just not getting it.”So what will or can Mayor Bill Saffo and the city do to step up for the Coast Guard?“What I promise to do is to contact our elected officials in Washington and let them know but also let the leadership know and the President know that this is important to our communities,” said Mayor Saffo laying the blame on Congressional leaders.These men and women answered the call continuing to serve in the most taxing time possibly in the military branches history. Hopefully Washington will answer the call by Wilmington to get these people paid.“To see these people not being paid bothers me tremendously and this is not right,” said Saffo.Mayor Saffo says he has not heard any request for aid formally from the local Coast Guard at this time. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) —  For more than a month now the members of the United State Coast Guard have had to worry when they will get their next paycheck. So far they’ve missed a couple of checks.The USCG Cutter Diligence sits on the banks of a Coast Guard City. One man wants Wilmington city leaders to do more about service members feeling the impacts of the shutdown.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_img If you have any information, contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office shared this photo in a social media post about an attempted child abduction (Photo: New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information in an attempted child abduction.- Advertisement – last_img

first_img Huber was sentenced earlier this month to six months of unsupervised probation. She was also ordered to pay court costs and fines, plus she cannot own any animals within New Hanover County.All of Huber’s ducks and cats were taken away.If she follows these orders, the charges will be dropped. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The woman charged with animal cruelty has entered an agreement in order for the charges to be dropped.Cynthia Huber was charged with animal cruelty in 2017 when investigators found 153 ducks on her property.More than 145 ducks were cared for by SkyWatch. Cynthia Huber wants them back though. (Photo: Amelia Mason)- Advertisement – last_img