IT goes without saying that without the staff the

first_imgIT goes without saying that without the staff the tours would never get off the ground!In the six trips to date there have been 26 different staff members accompanying the players.Many have been multiple tourists, many have a long established association with the club and others have left for pastures new.Perhaps a key factor of the club’s success with youth development has been the continuity of coaches over the last 15 years and this is reflected by six staff members from the inaugural tour in 2004 will be members of the 2015 touring party.The wealth of experience and knowledge has long been an important factor and on this trip alone we have the club CEO, two playing legends with in excess 700 appearances for St Helens and a Championship head coach.In fact doing some quick sums the 2015 staff members more than 30 tours worth of experience!2004 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Neil Kilshaw, Gordon Pennington, Eric Chisnall, Eric Frodsham, Paul Molyneux, Dave Woods2006 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Neil Kilshaw, Eric Chisnall, Ian Talbot, Ste Leonard, Dave Woods, Mick Oxley, Matt Daniels, Nathan Mill, Glynn Walsh, Tommy Frodsham, Ian Davies2009 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Eric Chisnall, Eric Frodsham, Ian Talbot, Dave Woods, Paul Molyneux, Ste Leonard, Paul Leyland, Keiron Purtill, Ross Mitchell, Ian Lomax, Gordon Pennington, Glynn Walsh, Mick Oxley, Dave Woods2011 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Eric Chisnall, Eric Frodsham, Neil Kilshaw, Dave Woods, Paul Molyneux, Ste Leonard, Andy McDonough, Derek Hardman, Tommy Martyn, Neil Belshaw2013 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Eric Chisnall, Neil Kilshaw, Dave Woods, Paul Molyneux, Ste Leonard, Derek Hardman, Tommy Martyn, Ian Talbot, Dave Weldon2015 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Eric Chisnall, Dave Woods, Neil Kilshaw, Paul Molyneux, Ste Leonard, Eric Frodsham, Ian Talbot, Tommy Martyn, Jonny Skinnerlast_img read more

SAINTS seven game winning run came to an end with

first_imgSAINTS’ seven game winning run came to an end with a 25-0 defeat at Wigan.An error strewn performance handed the impetus to a Warriors side who were just as mistake ridden with the ball – but more clinical near the line.Anthony Gelling crossed for a hat-trick whilst George Williams put down at the end of the game to hand the hosts the spoils.But if Saints had took their chances then it could have been a different outcome.Gelling scored his first after just a couple of minutes.Saints lost the ball on their opening set and the centre got on the outside of the defence to put the ball down in the corner.There was a question of whether he went into touch, but the video ref correctly ruled him safe.Missing Luke Walsh, Mark Percival and Luke Thompson, Saints had been disrupted in the build up and that did seem to effect their usual fluent attack.They repeatedly forced errors from the Warriors and a number of drop outs but couldn’t punch it in.Morgan Knowles was stopped right on the try line in the 13th minute and then Adam Swift was bundled into touch following Jordan Turner’s looping pass.That was the tale of the first half – Saints getting into great positions but failing to find that killer touch.And on only their second opportunity Wigan made them pay.Dan Sarginson was firstly pulled for a forward pass with his winger’s path to the line clear – but on his side’s next set Gelling ghosted through for his second.Saints had chances before half time following a number of repeat sets – but couldn’t take advantage – and that was the case in the second half too.James Roby was held up over the line on 50 minutes and then Fages’ pass to Swift was just a little too high.Matty Fleming produced a good run on 55 minutes but Matty Smith took it out to a three score game with a drop goal.Saints continued to knock at the Warriors door and got another chance on the hour mark when they forced yet another knock on from their hosts.A drop out followed but they couldn’t lock it in.Saints won the ball back on 65 minutes but on the last, Turner’s pass was intercepted by Gelling who went 90 metres to complete his hat-trick.Smith tagged on a penalty with 10 minutes to go before a series of knock ons and poor handling punctuated the play in the latter stages.But a nice offload from Jon Bateman sent George Williams away complete Saints miserable evening.Match Summary:Warriors:Tries: Gelling (3), WilliamsGoals: Smith (4 from 5)Drop: SmithSaints:Tries: Goals: Penalties:Warriors: 6Saints: 3HT: 0-12FT: 0-25REF: Ben ThalerATT: 15,265Teams:Warriors:1. Sam Tomkins; 2. Josh Charnley, 3. Anthony Gelling, 4. Dan Sarginson; 20. Oliver Gildart; 6. George Williams, 7. Matty Smith; 8. Dominic Crosby, 16. Sam Powell, 10. Ben Flower, 14. John Bateman, 12. Liam Farrell, 25. Willie Isa.Subs: 19. Taulima Tautai, 21. Ryan Sutton, 24. Frank-Paul Nuuausala, 28. Jake Shorrocks.Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax; 22. Jack Owens, 24. Matty Fleming, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 5. Adam Swift; 3. Jordan Turner, 19. Theo Fages; 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 15. Greg Richards, 20. Joe Greenwood, 28. Morgan Knowles, 12. Jon Wilkin.Subs: 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Lama Tasi.last_img read more

Fewer crimes reported in NC schools

first_imgClassroom desks (Photo: Pixnio) RALEIGH (WTVD) — Schools throughout North Carolina reported fewer crimes during the 2016-17 school year, continuing a long-term trend. The crime number are part of the N.C. Department of Instruction’s 2016-17 Consolidated Data Report presented Wednesday to the State Board of Education.The total number of reportable crimes across all grades decreased from 10,020 in 2015-16 to 9,934 in 2016-17 (1.9 percent). In N.C. high schools crime decreased by 4 percent. Here’s a look at the five most reported crimes in North Carolina schools.Illegal possession of a controlled substance 2016-17: 4,2892015-16: 4,639- Advertisement – Possession of a weapon other than a firearm2016-17: 2,7452015-16: 2,746Assault on a school personnel2016-17: 1,4312015-16: 1,329Possession of alcoholic beverages2016-17: 8822015-16: 934Possession of a firearm or powerful explosive2016-17: 1052015-16: 118Schools are required to report 16 offenses that occur on campus or school property, of which nine are considered dangerous and violent. In 2016-17 those nine categories represented 278 individual instances, or 2.8 percent of all 9,834 reported offenses.Related Article: 2nd man sentenced in UNC professor’s 2014 beating deathClick here for the full reportlast_img read more

Fitness center artisan marketplace coming to Lelands Harrington Village

first_img At Sandalwood Shoppes, local entrepreneurs and artisans will fill the 60 retail vignettes with an array of merchandise from gifts, apparel, jewelry and coastal décor to candles, essential oils, clocks and more.  There will also be monthly events held there.“After 25 years in retail at Macy’s and opening several Target locations in New Jersey, I felt it was time to go out on my own.  I chose Harrington Square in Leland after studying retail surveys and seeing the growth.  I believe good things are happening here,” Joan Pacifico, owner of Sandalwood Shoppes, said in the news release.This will be the third area location for Axis Fitness + Training, which offers group and personal fitness. They use technology to track progress and heart rates.Related Article: Former Cape Fear Serpentarium could become dental practice, spa“We are excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Harrington Square project. It’s going to be a beautiful location and the Leland market shows a lot of promise. Our team is just grateful the community is responding to what we are doing in such a positive way,” said Mike Barnhart with Axis Fitness + TrainingHarrington Village is a 20 acre mixed-use campus of 13 buildings at the corner of Village Rd. and Lee Dr.The residential portion includes 10 apartment buildings with a clubhouse, pool, and other amenities.  Harrington Square encompasses the ground floor of the three front-facing 4-story buildings in Harrington Village, offering about 30,000 square feet of retail and office space for shops, businesses and restaurants. Harrington Village (Photo: Basil John/WWAY) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Two more businesses are coming to Leland.According to a news release, Sandalwood Shoppes and Axis Fitness + Training will be key tenants of Harrington Square, the commercial component of Harrington Village in Leland.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington man charged in Dawson St stabbing

first_imgWilmington, NC (WWAY)– A Wilmington man faces charges after a stabbing on Dawson Street Tuesday night.Wilmington Police arrested Michael Hasty, 45, after a 65-year-old Wilmington man was found stabbed in the 500 block of Dawson Street.- Advertisement – It happened around 8:00 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the victim with non-life threatening stab wounds.He was transferred to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.Officers arrested Hasty at the scene.Related Article: Ex-Panther player accused of assault suspended from coaching jobHe received a $100,000 secured bond.He is  being charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflict serious injury.last_img

Senior Resource Center to hold health fair listening session and more

first_img00:00 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 NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Next week, the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center will hold a day filled with free activities and beneficial information for local seniors.Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, there will be a tree planting ceremony in support of elder abuse prevention and awareness.- Advertisement – From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the center will hold the annual Senior Health & Resource Fair. Seniors can take part in the health screenings, fitness demonstrations, meet various professionals and vendors and learn more about services available.Also on Wednesday, citizens from New Hanover County and beyond are able to provide input on North Carolina’s 2019-2023 Aging Services Plan. This is only one of a few meetings planned across the state. From 10 a.m. to Noon, the session will help identify the needs of North Carolina’s older citizens, disabled adults and their caregivers. Citizens may sign up to speak as well. Get more information on signing up here.Those who are unable to attend the meetings may submit written comments by May 31 to:Aging PlanDivision of Aging and Adult Services2101 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, NC 27699Related Article: Women at retirement community are calendar girlsComments may also be e-mailed to agingplan@dhhs.nc.gov.The current Aging Services Plan is available at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/plan.htm.To learn more about New Hanover County’s Senior Resource Center, click here.last_img read more

When will bridges close due to bad weather

first_img In New Hanover County, the Snows Cut Bridge to Pleasure Island will close with sustained winds of 45 mph or more, and a curfew will be issued with it. The Heide Trask Drawbridge to Wrightsville Beach will only close if there is a mandatory evacuation. The Cape Fear Memorial and Isabel Holmes bridges will not close during the storm unless there is structural damage.And in Pender County, the Surf City Swingbridge does not close for vehicles. We are told North Topsail Beach typically closes the bridge on its end of the island at 40 mph sustained.The NCDOT says any bridge with a movable span is closed to marine traffic at 45 mph sustained winds.Related Article: NCDOT checking equipment in preparation for winter weatherWhen bridges reopen following a storm, some towns will request a town ID to return. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Perhaps the biggest question we get whenever there’s a hurricane or tropical storm is when will they close the bridges? There’s no single answer. It all depends on which bridge you’re talking about.In Brunswick County, the G.V. Barbee Bridge and Swains Cut Bridge to Oak Island will close when winds reach 40 mph sustained. The bridge to Holden Beach closes when the wind reaches 45 mph sustained. In Ocean Isle Beach, the Odell Williamson Bridge will close with sustained winds of 50 mph or greater, which is the same threshold for the Mannon Gore Bridge at Sunset Beach.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Unsealed warrants reveal shocking new details in Paitin Fields death

first_img Eight warrants issued by Pender County officials describe in detail, what they were after from the start. They reveal more about what could’ve caused the little girl’s death.Five-year-old Paitin Fields died more than a year ago. An autopsy revealed she was sexually assaulted and strangled, but still no arrests in her murder.Documents reveal one of the family members who took Paitin Fields to the hospital was her uncle, David Prevatte, who is a person of interest in her murder.David Prevatte (Photo: Pender Co. Sheriff’s Office)Related Article: Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raidBut there’s much more.Prevatte failed a polygraph on November 15, the same day Paitin died.Investigators searched the home on Blackwater Dr. in Watha, where Paitin lived with her grandmother, step-grandfather and uncle. Inside the home, they saw KKK signs on Prevatte’s bedroom wall.Prevatte allegedly yelled racial slurs at a black employee on the scene.So could race have played a role in Paitin’s death? Paitin’s mother was white and her father was Native American.Detectives say Prevatte had intense racial hatred.A warrant shows investigators also confiscated items from Prevatte’s girlfriend, Haley Faucette. They took her cell phone with the belief Prevatte used it to search for pornography.Even worse, detectives interviewed Paitin’s seven-year-old sister. She said Paitin was wearing a zombie shirt when they went to bed.Hospital footage shows Paitin being brought in wearing a different shirt. That zombie shirt was never found.Just a few things detectives seized in their search of Paitin’s house included sheets, a pillow and male underwear.There’s still very few answers on what happened to Paitin Fields.David Prevatte is currently in jail on other charges, including for for threatening an investigator on Paitin’s case. PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — KKK signs on the wall, a missing t-shirt and a confiscated phone. These are just some of the shocking details released in newly obtained search warrants in the Paitin Fields investigation.The details are disturbing.- Advertisement – last_img read more

STEP program deadline extended for Hurricane Florence victims

first_img “The STEP program gives families the opportunity to return to their own homes and communities as they put their lives back together after this devastating storm,” said Gov. Cooper. “I’m pleased that FEMA has agreed to our request to extend the deadline so more North Carolinians can benefit from this innovative program, and I urge eligible homeowners to sign and return their forms right away.”The STEP program provides rapid, partial repairs to homes to make them livable and allows survivors to leave temporary housing and return home. The STEP program does not return a home to its pre-storm condition, but it does make it possible for families to return home while long-term repairs take place.The program is available in Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Robeson counties.To participate in the STEP program, eligible homeowners must now sign a Right of Entry (ROE) form by February 1, 2019. Related Article: Florence sends couple’s wedding to city named HurricaneMore information about the STEP program is available at www.ncdps.gov/florencestep. Eligible homeowners may also visit the application portal at www.ncstepflorence.com or call (833) 257-1100 Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.A total of 15,784 North Carolina storm survivors have been contacted by telephone, text message and postcard to encourage them to apply to participate in the STEP program. Eligible homeowners were selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) based on data gathered from survivors who registered with FEMA.Once a homeowner completes the Right of Entry form, an inspector will visit the home to assess the damage. For homes confirmed eligible for STEP, the inspector will develop a repair plan. Depending on the level of damage, the repairs will be made by either a volunteer disaster relief group (NC Baptists on Mission or United Methodist Committee on Relief) or a professional contractor managed by the state.So far, approximately 50 homes have been repaired or are under repair through the STEP program. Work is set to begin soon on hundreds more homes whose owners have already signed up for the program.Among the kinds of repairs made through the STEP program:    Exterior repairs include secure and watertight doors, windows and roof, and safe entrances.    The home’s electrical and plumbing systems will be made safe and operational.    Interior repairs include a functional kitchen – including a base cabinet under the sink, a surface to prepare food, basic refrigeration and cooking surfaces, a working            sink – and a functional, private bathroom.“Hurricane Florence swamped homes, businesses, schools, farms and entire communities, and North Carolina is working hard to recover,” Gov. Cooper said. “Getting people back in safe, livable homes is key and the STEP program can help families do that. “If you’ve been notified that the STEP program may be a good fit for your family, don’t wait– apply now.”The cost of the STEP program is being shared by the State of North Carolina and FEMA. There is no cost to homeowners to participate in the voluntary STEP program.For survivors who choose to participate in the STEP program, completion of STEP repairs will end their eligibility for a FEMA travel trailer or mobile home and for Transitional Sheltering Assistance to stay in a hotel.More information about the STEP program is available here. Eligible homeowners may also visit the application portal here or call (833) 257-1100. Flooding from Hurricane Florence flooded out several homes in Stoney Creek Plantation in Leland. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The deadline for North Carolinians who are eligible for a special program to provide rapid repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Florence has been extended to February 1, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.That’s the date by which homeowners need to complete the forms to participate in North Carolina’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program. It provides temporary, partial repairs at no cost to homeowners so Hurricane Florence survivors can return to and remain in their homes while longer-term repairs continue.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Supply man dies after tractor overturns

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Supply man is dead after a tractor overturned in Brunswick County, about 4 miles east of Shallotte.Jabe Wilson Sasser, 76, was traveling northbound, driving a tractor on the shoulder of Holden Beach Road around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.- Advertisement – The tractor went off the shoulder to the left and overturned down an embankment. Sasser got pinned under the tractor and died at the scene.It is unknown as to why the tractor was traveling on the shoulder.No impairment is suspected.  The tractor had no cab or restraint system installed.last_img