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Brunswick and New Hanover DAs host drive-in memorial for victims of violent crimes

WILMINGTON, NC — Brunswick and New Hanover county district attorney offices are hosting the 25th annual Candlelight Memorial in partnership with The Wilson Center and Cape Fear Community College. The memorial will take place at CFCC’s downtown Wilmington campus on Nov. 20, 6 p.m., to pay tribute to victims of violent crimes in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender counties. 

The annual event is a partnership between the offices of brothers and district attorneys Jon David and Ben David. The 2020 event will be a drive-in, to follow proper Covid-19 guidelines, and will be extended by invitation only.

According to a press release, the service will include a memorial film, with sound coming from short-range FM radio. The film gives loved ones of victims an opportunity to pay tribute to the departed.

The community-at-large can screen the film virtually at  

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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