A house built in only 30 hours has Beatty a little on edge.“I’m a little nervous, but I have faith in them,” Beatty said.Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is teaming up with Stevens Fine Homes, Episcopal High School, dozens of sponsors, and nearly 100 volunteers to complete this project.Related Article: NCAA and UNCW athletics celebrate first build for ‘4 on 15’It is a project that will change both Beatty and her 7-year-old son’s lives.“It’s something that I always, you know, wanted to do. I always told myself by 30, 35, I’m going to be a homeowner with a yard. You know, it’s just something I always wanted to do so I worked hard for it,” Beatty said.The structure of the home has been laid out for the most part, but the official building will begin Thursday morning at 7 a.m. It has been a long road for Beatty, but her dream is about to come true in a matter of hours.“I’m just ready to sit on my porch and, you know, enjoy the breeze out in the country area,” Beatty said. “But I’m gonna be very excited about it.”Beatty’s new home is expected to be finished by Friday at 1 p.m. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Building a house in 30 hours sounds impossible, but that is exactly what one local organization is planning to do. In honor of it’s 30th anniversary, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is building it’s 195th home.“I told them like, ‘I don’t know, 30 hours, 30 hours’,” future homeowner, Ashley Beatty said.- Advertisement –
Yuron Washington, 24, of Wilmington, was shot in the stomach and had to undergo emergency surgery.Police say witnesses told officers they picked Washington up from a Speed Way gas station on Carolina Beach Road, where he was stumbling from behind the businesses. But, police say witnesses later changed their story multiple times.If you know anything call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3609 or use Text A Tip. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting that happened early this morning.According to a news release, officers responded to New Hanover Regional Medical Center around 12:50 a.m. in reference to a gunshot wound victim who had been dropped off at the Emergency Room.- Advertisement –
Visitors are still welcomed during construction at Battleship in August 2017. (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The USS North Carolina got a big boost to help construct the cofferdam which is now under construction around the famed battleship.Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage donated $10,000 to the Friends of the Battleship Generations Campaign.- Advertisement – The money will go toward work on the cofferdam which is a watertight structure being built to create a dry around the ship.When it is complete, crews will be able to repair and restore the ship’s hull. The hull was last repaired in 1953.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Schools have received an award for the quality of their food service establishments.All 19 schools received the platinum “A” award which means all sanitation inspections have received a 95 out of 100 or higher for five consecutive years.- Advertisement – School Nutrition Director Robert Parker said in part, “I am so proud of each and every member of child nutrition that put in the hard work to make it possible to receive the platinum “A” award.”
It will air on Monday, July 9 at 10 p.m.Babson has been a real estate agent since 2003 and joined the CENTURY 21 Sweyer team as a sales manager in 2016. HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A local real estate sales manager will be featured on an upcoming episode on HGTV’s show House Hunters.Crystal Babson with CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates in Holden Beach will be in the episode “Starting a New Chapter in North Carolina.”Crystal Babson (Photo: CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates)- Advertisement –
But DHS officials said the money was transferred from the department’s unspent operational accounts for training, office supplies and headquarters costs. That funding cannot be spent on disaster response, they said. FEMA’s annual budget is about $15 billion.Merkley’s office provided a Homeland Security transfer and reprogramming notification document that showed the money was transferred. It shows the money came from FEMA’s operational account. Department of Homeland Security (Photo: MGN Online) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is pushing back against a Democratic U.S. senator’s claim that the Trump administration transferred nearly $10 million from the government’s disaster relief agency to immigration enforcement.Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon said the administration was taking money from FEMA’s “response and recovery” to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency at a time when Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the Southeast U.S. coast.- Advertisement –
For the retail giant, Black Friday is no longer just a day, it’s a season.Image Credit: Daily Read List Advertisement Amazon on Sunday launched its Black Friday deals store as it begins to count down to what traditionally has been one of the biggest shopping days of the year.The Seattle retailer promises tens of thousands of deals on technology, toys and clothes between now and December 22. TVs, digital cameras, projectors and connected products for the home are all included in a short list of products designed to give consumers a taste of what will be available.Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has always lured price-conscious consumers with the promise of killer deals. But the day itself has become less important as retailers like Amazon start their big holiday sales during the days leading up to Black Friday and continue them afterward as well. Like last year, Amazon has kicked off its 2015 Black Friday deals the day after Halloween.[related-posts] – Advertisement – Black Friday sales are big for Amazon, though the company said sales on Prime Day, a discount event held for the first time this past July, exceeded last year’s Black Friday sales.In one big difference this year, Amazon will give shoppers with Prime membership early access to more than 30,000 lightning deals. Prime Early Access will give subscribers a 30-minute head start to snap up items before the hordes descend. That could be a big advantage, as the best-value items tend to sell out very fast.Here’s a flavor of what Amazon will have on offer this year, gadget-wise:30 percent off Sony XBR55X900C 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV with a Blu-ray Player$170 off the Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens47 percent off Jaybird X Sport Bluetooth HeadphonesOptima HD37 Full 3D 1,080p 2600 Lumens DLP Home Cinema Projector for less than $800Up to 50 percent off select Home Automation products[C|net]
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YOUR SAYIf you have a question for Davy drop us a line at email@example.com and we’ll try and include in the next blog… Delighted to get on the Galway scoreboard this week with Rashaan who stayed on very bravely with the line just coming in time in the Grade 3 novice chase yesterday. The ground is very much riding soft, I know that might be hard to believe for many readers currently enjoying a heatwave but that’s the West coast of Ireland for you!I’ve two planned rides today and I’ll be back tomorrow looking at Saturday’s rides.FRIDAYGALWAY FESTIVALTOP OF THE TOWN (7.55pm)Slight worry about the ground for this fella as his best runs have generally been on good ground. He’s back chasing after a spell over hurdles and this is a really tough and wide open looking race. He was running well enough over the smaller obstacles but will need to bring his A game to the table tonight for this one.ON THE GO AGAIN (8.25pm)Just missed the cut for the Galway Hurdle yesterday but gets an easier chance here as possible compensation. Ran a good third on the flat in the Listed race in Down Royal and the Michael Mulvany stable are in good form with three winners from their last 12 runners including Premier League on the flat here at Galway this week. My fella seems versatile ground wise and I wouldn’t be worried about any more rain as he has won multiple times on heavy.DAVY
ShareCONTACT: B.J. AlmondPHONE:(713) 348-6770EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgEFFECTSOF NANOTECHNOLOGY ON ENVIRONMENT TO BE FOCUS OF WORKSHOP AT RICE UNIVERSITYDEC. 10Presenters include a Nobel Prize laureate and Bill Clinton’sformer science adviserWhether newnanotechnologies that can help clean up the environment might also harm it willbe addressed during a workshop at Rice University Dec. 10.Titled “Nanotechnologyand Environment: An Examination of the Potential Benefits and Perils of anEmerging Technology,” the free workshop is open to the public.“Emerging technologiespresent new opportunities for improving the human condition, but they also havethe potential for unforeseen negative environmental consequences,” said MarkWiesner, director of Rice’s Energy and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI),which is co-sponsoring the workshop with the Office for Science and Technologyof the French Embassy USA.Wiesner cites Freon asan example. This chemical was hailed as an important advance in refrigerationbecause it was nontoxic and nonflammable. It replaced highly toxic compoundsthat had caused numerous accidental deaths from their use in home refrigerators.But decades later, scientists discovered that chlorofluorocarbons such as Freonendangered Earth’s ozone layer.“Nanotechnologies holdgreat promise for creating new means of detecting pollutants, cleaning pollutedwaste streams, recovering materials before they become wastes and expandingavailable resources,” Wiesner said. “But the nanotechnology industry is just nowemerging, so we need to question whether it presents new environmentalchallenges so that the products of nanochemistry do not become dangerousenvironmental pollutants.”Rice is hosting theworkshop in affiliation with its new Center for Biological and EnvironmentalNanotechnology, one of six major Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centersrecently announced by the National Science Foundation and the first to focus onapplications of nanoscience to biology and the environment.Nanotechnologies involvematerials that are one-billionth of a meter. Research at the Rice center willfocus on the use of nanomaterials in water-based systems, ranging in size frombiomolecules and cells to whole organisms and the surrounding environment. Newnanostructured membranes are being developed for potable water treatment,treatment of hazardous materials and environmental analysis. Such membranesmight be used to improve water quality while providing a higher level ofsecurity to water-treatment systems.“We’re bringing togetherresearchers from Rice and leading French research institutions in the area ofnanotechnology and environment with nanochemistry and environmental researchersto discuss how nanotechnologies might be used to protect our environment and thepotential dangers they pose,” Wiesner said.Among the scheduledpresenters are Richard Smalley, recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize for chemistryand director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice, andNeal Lane, a university professor at Rice who served as President Bill Clinton’sscience and technology adviser.Topics to be addressedin presentations at the workshop include carbon nanotubes; mineralnanoparticles; nano-engineering chemical sensors for environmental applications;nanostructured membranes; environmental quality on the “Nano-Coast;” transportof nanoparticles in the environment; potential for facilitated transport ofcontaminants by nanomaterials; potential for bio-uptake and bio-accumulation ofnanoparticles; and implications of nanotechnology for environmental policy andsociety.The workshop will beheld from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Anne and Charles Duncan Hall, McMurtryAuditorium, 6100 Main Street. A reception and poster session will be held from 5to 6 p.m. Preregistration is not required.For a complete list ofspeakers and the times of presentations, see EESI’s Web site,