Thursday, December 1, 2022

Hometown huzzahs: Successes and achievements in the Cape Fear

A rundown of recent accomplishments from the Cape Fear area:

Wilmington Fire Department names new deputy chief

Wilmington Fire Department Assistant Chief Jon Mason was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief, the first time the department has had this position. Deputy Chief Mason will oversee operations while working the day shift at the Fire Headquarters.


UNCW’s Lauren Moore named Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

The college softball season is over, but the accolades continue off the field for UNCW softball standout Lauren Moore. Moore has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Moore, a four-year starter, is the first UNCW softball player to earn the award since it was introduced in 2002, and the first female UNCW athlete to earn a CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year distinction since 2015. Moore earned a degree in biology, with a minor in neuroscience, graduating with a 3.95 GPA. She was a member of four different honor society organizations and the recipient of the New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society Scholarship in 2016. She was also recipient of the UNCW Chancellor’s Cup.


New Hanover Regional Medical Center wins Lifeline Recognition Award

The American Heart Association has presented New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s EMS Team with a Lifeline Recognition Award for its measures to improve treatment of patients who experience heart attacks. This marks the third time the NHRMC EMS and AirLink VitaLink Critical Care Transport teams have received the highest Mission: Lifeline award possible

Dosher Memorial Hospital cafeteria receives Golden A

The Brunswick County Health Department has presented Dosher Memorial Hospital’s Dietetic Services Department with a “Golden A” award. This distinction is reserved for food establishments that maintain a health grade of 95 or higher for four consecutive quarters.


CFCC graduate creates sustainable doghouse

Cape Fear Community College graduate Leigh Humphries created a “hempcrete” doghouse for her capstone project in her Sustainable Technologies class. Hemp creates a negative carbon footprint and is easier to work with than standard concrete. Humphries’ doghouse is currently on display by the Carpentry Department on CFCC’s North Campus.

Children’s Museum YachtVenture co-chairs named

Beth and Bob Cherry, longtime supporters of the Children’s Museum, have been named as the honorary co-chairs of the museum’s 2017 YachtVenture fundraising event. The Cherrys have been active members of the Wilmington community for more than 30 years, volunteering with St. Andrews Church, Good Friends of Wilmington, and the Brigade Boys and Girls Club, among other philanthropic organizations. This year’s YachtVenture will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Marine Max.

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