Month: July 2019

  • SAINTS eased to their tenth win in eleven games wi

    first_imgSAINTS eased to their tenth win in eleven games with a 21-8 victory over Widnes Vikings.Adam Swift grabbed a brace at the Select Security Stadium as Keiron Cunningham’s men continued their good form.Matty Fleming and Atelea Vea also crossed – but Joe Greenwood saw yellow in a melee at the end of the game that also saw two Widnes’ players sent off.For 20 minutes, Saints were more than good value for their 12-0 lead.They had the better of the early stages – LMS and James Roby putting in solid runs before Luke Walsh had his kick collected on the full.But just four minutes in Adam Swift shot out from dummy half, well within his own 40, and showed great speed to round Rhys Hanbury and go the distance.Walsh hit a 40:20 on Saints’ next attack – and from there Shannon McDonnell, in for Jonny Lomax, hit Swift for his second of the afternoon.Saints were rampant and should have scored on their next foray into the Widnes’ half.Walsh was once more the architect, producing a wonderful reverse kick to the posts.But LMS was pinged for offside even though he collected the effort and put down.Walsh added a penalty after Greg Richards was hit high on 15 minutes – the young prop unable to return – before the home side finally asserted some pressure on the Saints line.Back to back penalties on 25 minutes forced the visitors into some defence and Aaron Heremaia was held up inches from the line on a characteristic run. Jordan Turner then forced the ball loose with a big hit shortly afterwards and then Manase Manuokafoa knocked on with his side in good positionSaints then had another let off when Hanbury broke through but inexplicably threw it forward to Kevin Brown.A try was always coming though and it was therefore no surprise when Patrick Ah Van went down the left hand side with two minutes remaining in the half.Saints began the second half on Widnes’ line and should have increased the lead when LMS fed Matty Fleming for a simple score.But the young centre lost the ball over the line and the chance was gone.Amends were made 52 minutes in.The ball came left through Turner, Walsh and McDonnell for the youngster to put down in acres of space.Walsh wide with his conversion attempt.McDonnell went close from a James Roby break towards the hour mark and then Dominique Peyroux intercepted but was hauled down by Ah Van.Corey Thompson replied for Widnes in the final ten minutes to make it interesting but Walsh calmed any nerves with a one-pointer.Then a melee ended what had been a competitive contest.Brown appeared to move his head to Greenwood after a tackle and it was all on with Ah Van and several players from both sides also involved.Referee James Child had no option to send Brown and Ah Van off – with Joe receiving a yellow for retaliation.Numbers duly up, Atelea Vea got on the outside of the Widnes’ defence to score as the hooter sounded.Match Summary:Vikings:Tries: Ah Van, ThompsonGoals: White (0 from 1), Thompson (0 from 1)Saints:Tries: Swift (2), Fleming, Vea, Goals: Walsh (2 from 5)Drop: WalshPenalties:Vikings: 4Saints: 10HT: 12-4FT: 21-8REF: James ChildATT: 6128Teams:Vikings:1. Rhys Hanbury; 2. Corey Thompson, 14. Chris Dean, 4. Charly Runciman, 5. Patrick Ah Van; 7. Joe Mellor, 6. Kevin Brown; 37. Greg Burke, 9. Lloyd White, 36. Jack Buchanan, 22. Matt Whitley, 11. Chris Houston, 19. Macgraff Leuluai.Subs: 10. Manase Manuokafoa, 24. James Chapelhow, 32. Connor Farrell, 33. Aaron Heremaia. Saints: 23. Shannon McDonnell; 22. Jack Owens, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 24. Matty Fleming, 5. Adam Swift; 3. Jordan Turner, 7. Luke Walsh; 10. Kyle Amor, 9. James Roby, 15. Greg Richards, 12. Jon Wilkin, 20. Joe Greenwood, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.Subs: 8. Alex Walmsley, 11. Atelea Vea, 17. Luke Thompson, 28. Morgan Knowles.last_img read more

  • The truth will come out Jungle Rapids murder suspect appears in court

    first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man accused of shooting and killing a teenager outside the Jungle Rapids park in Wilmington had his first day in court in New Hanover County Monday afternoon.Paris Duncan faces multiple charges including first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.- Advertisement – This surrounding the October shooting death of 19-year-old Christopher White.The judge set Duncan’s bond at $500,000.Before leaving the courtroom, Duncan told the family he is sorry for what happened but that the truth will come out.Related Article: #UNSOLVED: Missing woman’s car found burned in Castle HayneWe spoke to the White family after the hearing and they simply told us they want justice for Christopher.last_img read more

  • Pender Co Sheriffs Office Death of child appears to be isolated incident

    first_img The Pender County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation into the death of 5-year-old Paitin Fields is very active and became a homicide investigation early in the investigative process.On November 11, the child was taken to Pender Memorial Hospital. According to the incident report, she was found just before 5:45 a.m. at her home on Black Water Drive. She died two days later.According to a news release from Capt. James Rowell, the sheriff’s office has detectives dedicated solely to this investigation and are actively working this case.Related Article: Man strikes ‘Karate Kid’ pose before reportedly stealing purse“We want to be able to determine the truth surrounding Paitin’s death, while protecting the integrity of our investigation in a manner that will allow the correct individual(s) to face charges and ultimately be convicted for the crimes they have committed,” Rowell said in the news release. “We understand there are many different opinions circulating in our community as to why more information has not been released concerning this investigation. Our detectives have remained in contact with Paitin’s immediate family and will continue to communicate with them concerning the investigation.”Rowell says when the investigation is at a point that further information can be shared with the community, they will.At this point, Rowell says there is nothing to indicate that any other member of the community may be in jeopardy as this appears to be an isolated incident.If you know anything, call the Pender County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 259-1212. Photo of Paitin Fields at the beach. (Photo: Family) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s been more than three weeks since a Pender County child died after allegedly being sexually assaulted and strangled.Since then, her family and the community have raised questions about the investigation.- Advertisement – last_img read more

  • HISTORIC HOME TOUR Soverel House

    first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This year’s Azalea Festival Home Tour features a quaint craftsman-style bungalow.Located in Wilmington’s established Brookwood neighborhood, the home was built in 1928 for Ralph Waldo Soverel and his wife, Maude Elizabeth Wilson.- Advertisement – When Charlotte Cohen purchased the home five years ago, she undertook a six-month renovation which included eliminating a wall to open up the living room to the dining area.The original kitchen was completely updated as well as the bathrooms.In the hallway connecting the bedrooms, there is an original ventilation system in the ceiling which draws air in the house up through the attic. Cohen says this was an early invention for keeping homes cooler before air conditioning was available.Related Article: New Hanover Co., Wilmington begin curfew Friday nightYou’ll also find lots of black and white accents throughout the house. Cohen says by using a simple color palatte makes the 1,500-square-foot home feel larger than it is.She’s also got lots of windows in the living, dining and kitchen areas which allow for maximum light to enter the house.Perhaps one of the best features of the home is a large, screened-in back porch overlooking the backyard garden. Cohen says its a popular gathering place for friends and neighbors.You can check out this home on the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Azalea Festival Home Tour which runs Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. Click here for ticket information.last_img read more

  • Lane closures start next week for section of MLK Parkway in Wilmington

    first_img According to NCDOT, the closures will start on Monday and will remain in place until Tuesday, Nov. 20. The closures will be in effect between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.NCDOT says there will not be a detour route, as there will always be one lane open. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A section of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Wilmington will have intermittent lane closures in both directions starting next week.The closures near the Isabelle Holmes Bridge over the Northeast Cape Fear River will allow crews to replace expansion joints on the bridge.- Advertisement – last_img read more

  • Man arrested in Whiteville police officer hit and run

    first_imgEustance Hunter (Photo: VineLink) WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Police have arrested the suspect accused of running over a Whiteville police officer outside of a school early Wednesday morning.It happened around 7:30 a.m. in front of Whiteville Central Middle School.- Advertisement – Police say School Resource Officer Paul Carrano saw a car driving in the wrong direction on South Martin Luther King Boulevard.Police say Carrano, wearing a traffic vest, stepped out of his patrol car and motioned for the driver to stop.According to witnesses, the driver sped up and struck Carrano with his right front headlight. Investigators say Carrano rolled onto the hood, fell off and his left wrist was struck by the car’s passenger side mirror.Related Article: Man in critical condition after being shot in Whiteville homeThe driver sped off.Police arrested the driver, Eustance Hunter, 30.Hunter is charged with the following:Assault with a deadly weapon on a government officialFelony hit and runDriving while license revokedPolice say Hunter was operating the vehicle with no insurance and an expired registration. He is being held at the Columbus County Jail on a $52,500 bond.Police say Carrano was treated and released from Columbus Regional Hospital, but suffered bruising to his right wrist.last_img read more

  • City visits successful tech startups wants to attract more to Wilmington

    first_img This was the first in a series of visits to area employers to gauge what’s going on in our community and what sorts of jobs are available.Councilman Paul Lawler says more jobs like these are needed in our area.“I think everybody on council would like to see more of these techs, more Live Oak banks more PPDs, more KWIPPED, more of those sorts of companies here,” Lawler said. “We wanted to find out from them what they thought would help get more companies like that. The big thing I heard was that we need to do a better job of telling the world what we have here.”Related Article: Crimestoppers offering reward for info in Wilmington teen’s murderOther things mentioned were more bike paths and expanding Wilmington International Airport flights. City leaders visit Apiture on April 11, 2019. (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and the rest of city council visited two successful tech startup companies in downtown Wilmington Thursday.They visited KWIPPED, which does online equipment rental and leasing, and Apiture, which handles digital banking solutions.- Advertisement – last_img read more

  • Wilmington activist group participates in national immigration vigil

    first_img Described as a non-partisan event, the goal was to demonstrate that Americans support better treatment for immigrant families.“It’s got to stop, and unless people stand up to what’s going on, it won’t stop,” said attendee Duane DeMeyer.WoW! President Lynn Shoemaker says she’s heard stories from children in our state who went through the process of being detained and separated from their parents.Related Article: Trump says he’d ‘of course’ tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt“Some have been sexually assaulted, some arrived boys in girls clothes that were two sizes too large or two sizes too small. Their lingual skills have digressed, some who were potty trained no longer are,” Shoemaker said.DeMeyer says he believes there are better ways to deal with the issue proactively.“I think they should putting money back into the countries that these people are coming from,” DeMeyer. “Other administrations did that, trying to help out down there, creating jobs, creating safer places to live.”After hearing from several speakers, attendees participated in a candlelit vigil. Some say while their protests may have no effect on this administration’s policies, they want others to hear their message.“I have a grandson who just turned two years old, he’s our only grandson. And it would just break my heart and kill me to see him being treated like this, and I would ask these other people on the other side to think the same way,” DeMeyer said.President Donald Trump has defended the federal border detention facilities, and on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence toured one in Texas, where he said he was not surprised to see a system that was “overwhelmed.”Pence repeated that “the crisis is real” several times, but says what’s not real are allegations of the mistreatment of detainees.“The facts are we have a crisis on our southern border that is being driven by human traffickers who are exploiting loopholes in American law to entice vulnerable families to make the long and dangerous journey north,” Pence said. “I want to make it clear the President and I are ready to roll our sleeves up and work with men in women in both political parties in the Congress to bring about the changes that will bring an end to this crisis.” 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 WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) —  As President Trump announces more crackdowns on illegal immigration, events are being held across the country to protest the current immigration policies.Women Organizing for Wilmington or WoW! hosted the local event in solidarity with Lights for Liberty, the national vigil to end human detention camps.- Advertisement – last_img read more

  • Judge denies attempt for rescue squadron to stall agreement termination

    first_img Today Coastline officials say that injunction was denied in Superior Court.They are weighing the options of an appeal. The squadron will no longer be allowed to operate after this Saturday. 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 BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A volunteer rescue squadron wants to stay active serving the community and they are willing to go to court for it.Brunswick County commissioners voted earlier in May to end their agreement with Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squadron. Earlier this month that vote was solidified with the budget approval. The EMS and first response team attempted to file an injunction on the move.- Advertisement – last_img read more

  • Healing process on abuses crisis has started

    first_imgPope spoke on the Vatican Summit on Child Protection in the ChurchPope spoke on the Vatican Summit on Child Protection in the Church “The healing process on the clerical abuses crisis has started”. Pope Francis made this statement to a Spanish journalist who asked him about the February summit on clerical sexual abuse. Interviewed on the trip back from Morocco to the Vatican, the Pontiff also said that he understood some victims aren’t satisfied with the results.“I understand them because one sometimes looks for results that are concrete facts of that moment,” he said. “For example, if I had hung 100 abusive priests in St. Peter Square, it’s a concrete fact, I would have occupied space.”Healing process“But my interest is not to occupy spaces, but to start healing processes,” he said.The concrete result of the summit, he argued, was to “start processes, and this takes time,” he said, but it’s the only way “for the cure to be irreversible.”Pope Francis compared the abuse crisis to the conquest of America by the Spanish, saying history has to be understood with the hermeneutics of the time. Prior to the explosion of the Boston scandals in 2002, he said, the “hermeneutics was it’s better to hide it, avoid future evils.”But “when you hide, it propagates, once the culture of uncovering begins, things don’t propagate,” the pope said, encouraging survivors to come forth.Asked about the situation in Venezuela, the pope said that the Holy See has tried to mediate but it “failed.”He said he didn’t make a “judgment of value” on the different actors in the crisis and the failed dialogue attempts, and also revealed that after a failed attempt in 2016, there were other more “discreet, unofficial” attempts, “bridges that have helped a little.”Venezuelan crisisVenezuela today is facing an unprecedented crisis, with President Nicolas Maduro holding on to power with the support of China, Russia and Cuba, although opposition leader Juan Guaido was also sworn in as president by the National Assembly, following the country’s constitution. Guaido has the support of the United States, the European Union and most of Latin America.Asked to give an opinion on Maduro, whom the pope has met twice, Francis said it’s difficult to give an opinion on someone with whom he’s spoken just for a few minutes, but defined him as a man “convinced of his thing” and underlined that he met with the successor of Hugo Chavez before the situation “became more acute.”Asked to give an opinion on Donald Trump he said something similar, that he’s only met with the U.S. president for a short meeting dominated by protocol but defined him as a man who “has his project, has his plan.”Asked who he would have a coffee with if he had to choose between Maduro or Trump, Francis said that he’d have one “with both.”WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more