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Colorful joyful beautiful Day of the Dead in photos

first_imgFrom Garfield Square to 24th Street to Mission Street, the neighborhood played host to Día de los Muertos Thursday. Centered in Garfield Square, the celebration gave attendees a chance to remember loved ones who have passed on. Dozens of altars honored grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends.  (All photos by Sam-Omar Hall)Paulina Avila-Martinez of San Leandro applies make-up at the Dia de Los Muertos celebration at Garfield Square in San Francisco’s Mission District Thursday Nov 2nd. Avila-Martinez is half-Mexican and half-Chilean, and grew up with the Day of the Dead. It’s a “reminder that life and death are both very important,” she says. “Nothing in this world lasts forever. We can’t celebrate life without understanding death.”Angie Cabrera at the Dia De Los Muertos celebration at Garfield Square in the Mission.An installation by an artist named Cindy provided clotheslines, paper, and markers to leave notes to loved ones who have passed away. Many took the opportunity. Josie Adele of Oakland, left, talks about her art piece “Breeding Gratitude,” which she first displayed at Burning Man. It’s based on a song written by her father, a Vietnam Veteran whom she said suffered from PTSD. The sweetness of the lyrics, she said, contrasted with her father’s everyday demeanor. A selection of the lyrics: “The velvety softness of the petal is a blanket to unfold / Warm protection from life’s bruises, and to keep away the cold.”Alessia Utini of Parma, Italy uses Spark George of Petaluma, Calif., as a writing surface Thursday at Garfield Square during Dia De Los Muertos celebrations.Sonia Hurtado of Fremont paints the face of Kurt Berggren, also of Fremont, on 24th Street Thursday. Hurtado and Berggren were surprised to learn they both lived in Fremont.Outside the Mission Cultural Center on Mission Street, live music drew a crowd.Inside the Mission Cultural Center, Jennifer Coll paints the face of Lupe Velazquez.Terry Pachecho of the Misson/Bernal Heights offers home-made headdresses for sale Thursday night on 24th Street. Each headdress is unique, Pachecho said. “I don’t know the beauty until I’m done with it. I love what I do, and I’m proud.”A young reveler gets a boost during the Dia de los Muertos procession.Members of the Cuicacalli Dance Company perform Thursday night. The company is founded and directed by Jesus Jacoh Cortes.Garfield Square in San Francisco’s Mission District played host to many altars.By late evening, notes to departed loved ones had filled the installation.Two young men share a moment in Garfield Square Thursday night at the Dia de Los Muertos celebration.Daren Iguchi – of The Skeleton Crew, AKA Grassiachi – tunes his instrument.A man kneels to scoop up incense at an altar dedicated to Santa Muerte.Detail of the Santa Muerte altar, which was created by Axel Madrid and two companions. 0%center_img Tags: day of the dead • dia de los muertos Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

SAINTS home run over Salford stretches back over 3

first_imgSAINTS home run over Salford stretches back over 30 years.The Red Devils are seeking their first away win at Saints in the summer era. They have previously lost all fifteen matches at Knowsley Road since 1997, one game at Widnes’ Stobart Stadium in 2011 and two at Langtree Park (2012 & 2013).Salford last won at St Helens on 12 January, 1980 (18-17). The Saints have won 29 consecutive home meetings between the sides since then.Salford’s last home win over St Helens was 42-34 at The Willows on 15 May, 2010 – with Saints winning eight consecutive games against the Reds since then.2014 Meeting:Salford 0, St Helens 38 (SLR3, 27/2/14)Super League Summary:St Helens won 30Salford won 4Highs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 66-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 58-4, A, 2000)Salford highest score: 42-34 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 39-26, H, 1997)First Utility Super League Leading ScorersTries: 1 Tom Makinson (St Helens) 142 = Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons), Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos) 134 = Justin Carney (Castleford Tigers), Elliott Whitehead (Catalan Dragons) 126 = Michael Shenton (Castleford Tigers), Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves), Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings) 119 Francis Meli (Salford Red Devils) 1010 = Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers), Mason Caton-Brown (London Broncos), Rhys Evans (Warrington Wolves) 9Goals:1 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 602 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 553 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 544 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 485 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers) 476 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 447 = Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 399 Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 3610 Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) 28Goals Percentage:1 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 83.07 (54/65)2 Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 81.25 (39/48)3 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 79.71 (55/69)4 Jamie Foster (Bradford Bulls) 78.78 (26/33)5 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers) 78.33 (47/60)6 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 76.92 (60/78)7 Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) 75.67 (28/37)8 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 74.57 (44/59)9 Ben Crooks (Hull FC) 74.07 (20/27)10 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 73.84 (48/65)Points:1 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 1332 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 1273 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 1264 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 1125 Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 1026 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers) 1007 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 928 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 859 Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) 8010 Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 73last_img read more

SAINTS are in Perpignan this evening as they take

first_imgSAINTS are in Perpignan this evening as they take on Catalans Dragons.Last Ten Meetings:St Helens 12, Catalans Dragons 30 (SLR11, 14/4/16)Catalans Dragons 26, St Helens 16 (SLS8-R1, 8/8/15)Catalans Dragons 33, St Helens 26 (SLR14, 9/5/15)St Helens 18, Catalans Dragons 7 (SLR1, 6/2/15)St Helens 30, Catalans Dragons 12 (SLQSF, 2/10/14)Catalans Dragons 42, St Helens 0 (SLR16, 14/6/14)St Helens 40, Catalans Dragons 22 (SLR5, 14/3/14)Catalans Dragons 6, St Helens 26 (SLR23, 3/8/13)St Helens 12, Catalans Dragons 22 (SLR12, 12/4/13)Catalans Dragons 15, St Helens 20 (SLR21, 20/7/12)Super League Summary:Catalans Dragons won 11St Helens won 13 (includes win in 2014 play-offs)Highs And Lows:Catalans Dragons highest score: 42-0 (H, 2014) (also widest margin)St Helens highest score: 53-10 (H, 2007) (also widest margin)Head to Head: SaintsCatalansTries6985Goals5969Metres2096921423Breaks8290Tackles53735279Penalties133156Career and Club Milestones Involving Tonight’s Teams: Pat Richards needs one appearance to reach 250 whilst in the British game. He has played 16 games for Catalans Dragons in 2016, and was previously with Wigan (224 games, 2006-2013). Whilst with the Warriors, he also represented Ireland (7 games, 2008-2009 & 2013) and The Exiles (2 games, 2011 & 2013).Kyle Amor needs one appearance to reach 200 for his career. He has played 70 games for St Helens since 2014, and was previously with Wakefield (79 games, 2011-2013), Leeds (3 games, 2010) and Whitehaven (45 games, 2009-2010). He has also represented Ireland (2 games, 2011) and Cumbria (twice) although the latter weren’t classed as official games.Paul Aiton needs one appearance to reach 100 whilst in the British game. He has played for Wakefield (47 games, 2012-2013), Leeds (47 games, 2014-2015) and Catalans Dragons (5 games, 2016).Thomas Bosc needs 20 points to reach 1,500 for his career. He has scored 1,360 points (58 tries, 557 goals, 14 field goals) for Catalans Dragons since 2006, to go with 120 (6 tries, 48 goals) for France (2005, 2007-2009 & 2011-2013).Jon Wilkin needs one appearance to reach 350 for St Helens. He made his Saints debut as a substitute in a 38-12 Challenge Cup win against Batley at Knowsley Road on 28 February, 2003.Super League Milestones:Pat Richards needs five goals to draw level with Lee Briers in seventh place in the list of all-time leading Super League goalkickers (conversions and penalties only).1 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds, 1997-2015) 1,5662 Paul Deacon (Wigan/Bradford/Oldham, 1997-2011) 1,0433 Andy Farrell (Wigan, 1996-2004) 1,0264 Danny Tickle (Castleford/Widnes/Hull FC/Wigan/Halifax, 2000-present) 9075 Danny Brough (Huddersfield/Wakefield/Castleford/Hull FC, 2005-2006 & 2008-present) 8766 Sean Long (Hull FC/St Helens/Wigan, 1996-2011) 8267 Lee Briers (Warrington/St Helens, 1997-2013) 8218 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons/Wigan, 2006-2013 & 2016) 8169 Iestyn Harris (Bradford/Leeds/Warrington, 1996-2001 & 2004-2008) 64010 Michael Dobson (Salford/Hull KR/Wigan/Catalans Dragons, 2006, 2008-2013 & 2015-2016) 622First Utility Super League Leading Scorers – Before Round 18 Fixtures:Tries:1 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 222 = Jodie Broughton (Catalans Dragons), Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 164 Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 145 Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 136 = Jamie Shaul (Hull FC), Junior Sa’u (Salford Red Devils), Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves) 129 = Niall Evalds (Salford Red Devils), Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves), Stefan Marsh (Widnes Vikings) 11Goals: 1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 722 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 663 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 594 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 575 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 566 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 547 = Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings), Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 469 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 4410 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 33Goals Percentage:1 Jordan Lilley (Leeds Rhinos) 84.37 (27/32)2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 81.81 (72/88)3 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 80.82 (59/73)4 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 79.51 (66/83)5 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 79.41 (54/68)6 = Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) (56/72), Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 77.77 (14/18)8 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 75.86 (44/58)9 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 74.19 (46/62)10 Ken Sio (Hull Kingston Rovers) 71.42 (10/14)Points:1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 1552 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 1503 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 1424 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 1415 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 1326 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 1187 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 1168 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 1069 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 10210 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 88last_img read more

International warriors reel in beach time before Marine Corps Trials

first_img Jackson said it is important to get back up and show others injuries do not define you.“One is not limited by a handicap or a disability. It is all getting on and getting back to your new normal,” USO North Carolina President John Falkenbury said.Marines from across the world spent the day at Oak Island fishing and building camaraderie. They are here for the 8th Annual Marine Corps Trials. An event taking place at Camp Lejeune for the first time eight years, where they are hosting wounded warrior athletes from across the globe.Related Article: Get moving at the 21st Annual Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk“There will be paralympic basketball, there are other track and field events, what you’ll see at normal paralympic competitions. Regardless if it’s in the military or not, it’s an opportunity for these wounded, ill and injured to say handicaps do not handicap me,” Falkenbury said.The USO North Carolina President said spending the day on the pier is a way to give these wounded warriors a chance to get the ‘American experience’ before they start the competition.“I just think it’s fabulous to meet other people from other countries and hear their stories. And I think the thing that’s most interesting is that all of our stories are very much the same regardless of which culture or which country we come from,” Jackson said.Jackson hopes to inspire others through her journey. Falkenbury said he looks at these wounded warriors as heroes and is honored to be a part of this.“If you can connect these young men and women and with their nation and with their home, it’s just one of the most uplifting experiences you have,” Falkenbury said.The Marine Corps Trials will be at Camp Lejeune for the first time and run March 15 through March 24. OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — In Oak Island they’re reeling in camaraderie, some fish and a lot of fun. Wounded warriors from all walks of life and from all parts of the world are in town.“Even when we’re broken, you know that we can just get up and get on with things,”  Australian Army Major Kelliegh Jackson said.- Advertisement – last_img read more

4month long drug investigation leads to arrest in Carolina Beach

first_img Spaugh, 45, is charged with 3 Counts of Sell/Deliver Heroin, 4 Counts of Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Heroin, 4 Counts of Maintaining a Dwelling for the Use/Sale of a Controlled Substance, 1 Count of Possession of Methamphetamine, 1 Count of Simple Possession of a Schedule 2 Controlled Substance, and 3 Counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.Spaugh was placed on a $500,000 secured bond and is in the New Hanover County Jail.The investigation is on-going. Michael Blaine Spaugh (Photo: CBPD) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — After a 4-month long investigation, a Carolina Beach man is now facing several drugs charges.Officers with the Carolina Beach Police Department and Kure Beach Police Department executed a search warrant at 300 Florida Ave. and found drugs. Michael Spaugh was then arrested on multiple charges.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Animal cruelty charges refiled against accused duck hoarder

first_imgCynthia Huber (Photo: New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County woman is once again facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly hoarding more than 140 ducks.Cynthia Huber was served with a criminal summons last week. She had her first court appearance Monday morning.- Advertisement – Huber was originally charged in December, after sheriff’s deputies searched her home on Watermill Way and found dozens of disabled or injured ducks. Skywatch Bird Rescue took the ducks and Friends of Felines removed cats from the property.During Huber’s court date on April 25, the state made a motion to continue the case because veterinarians needed to testify were not available. The judge denied the request and dropped the charges.  The charges were refiled and Huber was served on Wednesday.Related Article: Deputies continue search for vape shop robberHuber’s next court date is July 9.last_img read more

Two killed after car crashes into Columbus County pond

first_imgCar accident (Photo: Pixabay) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two people were killed when after a car crashed into a pond Thursday night.According to Sgt. Lee with Columbus County Highway Patrol, the call came in around 9 p.m.- Advertisement – Sgt. Lee said the crash happened along Pleasant Plains Church Road. He said the identity of the victims has not yet been released.We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.last_img

First ever Pender County State of Education and Economy held in Burgaw

first_img “Pender Education Partnership is hosting this event for the purpose of bringing closer attention to the needs of our teachers and staff and students in our schools,” said Stipe.With more than 50 years experience in education under his belt, Stipe says he knows teachers and schools could be doing a better job if they had more resources.“I’m a former educator, and I’ve had to dip into my pockets many many times to help fund projects that I want my students to be involved in,” said Stipe.Related Article: Domestic Violence shelter continues annual event despite impacts from stormStipe says teachers in Pender County are facing more than financial woes this year. Hurricane Florence left hundreds of students homeless, and teachers struggling to stay on track.“The teachers are just trying to catch up. They lost over a month of school, and they still have state testing coming up in the spring,” he said.Speaking of Florence, Pender County spent $9.3 million on hurricane-related expenses.Assistant county manager Chad McEwen says despite that, things are looking good economically.“Despite the hurricane-related expense, the state of the economy in the county, from a county standpoint, is very strong,” said McEwen. “Our audit has been recently completed and will be presented to our commissioners Monday night.”Stipe says Pender Education Partnership, which is a non-profit, is looking for partners to help fund grants for teachers and scholarships for students. BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — It’s a first for Pender County. Thursday evening, a presentation was held to discuss the state of Pender County’s economy and education.Educating the workforce of tomorrow. That’s what Pender Education Partnership president David Stipe says Pender County schools are doing.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington man sentenced to nine years for selling crack cocaine

first_imgAndrea Bloodworth (Photo: New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man who was on federal supervised release when he was arrested following a drug deal was sentenced to nine years in prison.According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Andrea Bloodworth, 57, pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and a quantity of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base and cocaine, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.- Advertisement – On Thursday, Judge Terrence Boyle sentenced Bloodworth to nine years, followed by four years of supervised release.On January 9, 2018, Bloodworth fled from New Hanover County Sheriff’s Vice Detectives as they attempted to stop his vehicle, following what they observed to be a drug transaction in the Walmart parking lot on Sigmon Road in Wilmington.Detectives eventually stopped him. They also learned while trying to flee, Bloodworth told a passenger to conceal individual baggies of crack cocaine in a pill bottle.Related Article: Man convicted of murder in Columbus Co. could be released from prisonOn May 17, 2018, the Wilmington Police Department and the FBI Safe Streets Unit executed a search warrant at Bloodworth’s home on Manley Avenue. Law Enforcement found crack cocaine, cocaine, a loaded .22 caliber handgun, and more than $10,000 in United States currency.Bloodworth was on federal supervised release at the time of his arrest for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.According to the NC Department of Public Safety, Bloodworth has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1979.last_img read more

Columbus teen accused of selling prescription pills on social media

first_img Columbus County Sheriff’s Office investigators contacted Campbell on social media arranging to buy pills.An investigator reportedly met Campbell and bought Oxycodone and counterfeit Valium.Officers say they searched Campbell’s home on Mill Pond Road in Whiteville and found marijuana, prescription pills, and the cash used by the sheriff’s office.Related Article: Two men busted on drug charges at Whiteville homeCampbell is charged with one felony count of sell and/or deliver schedule II controlled substance and one felony count of sell and/or deliver counterfeit controlled substance. He was given a $10,000 secured bond.“Social media was created to connect with family and friends, not to promote illegal drug activity,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a news release. “I will not tolerate the sale of narcotics targeting our children. If you are aware of illegal drug activity being promoted on social media, please contact us. I urge every parent to monitor their child’s social media posts and the social media posts of your child’s friends. Active parenting is essential to safeguarding our children.” COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County teen faces charges after he allegedly advertised the sale of prescription drugs on social media.17-year-old Hunter Todd Campbell allegedly advertised prescription drugs on a social media site.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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