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New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield Jr. is the new chairman of the county’s social services board. He was elected to replace Evelyn Bryant, who has led it since 2011. He has been on the board since 2011 and is also a candidate for the U.S. House District 7 seat currently held by Rep. Mike McIntyre. Learn more at Port City Daily.
The CFCC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises scholarship funds for needy students, has reached record breaking levels with this year’s fundraising. It has gathered over $2 million in private donations. A variety of events help to contribute to the fund, including a race, gold and tennis tournaments, and luncheons. Learn more at Port City Daily.
One of Wilmington’s tumbling groups PowerHouse Tumblers is vying for a spot on America’s Got Talent through a mini competition on the “Today” show. They performed on the morning show this past week and people can go to the show’s website to vote for them. The winners will be announced on America’s Got Talent on July 30th. Learn more about PowerHouse at Star News Online.
The 12th Annual Wilmington Family YMCA Kid's Triathlon is happening this Saturday, July 26th (registration closes at midnight on July 24th). Proceeds benefit the youth programs at YMCA. There will be different races depending on age group:
Age 5-6: Swim 25 yards, Bike 1 mile, Run 0.5 mile
Age 7-8: Swim 50yd, bike 2 miles, run 0.5 mile
Age 9-10: Swim 100 yd, bike 2 miles, run 1 mile
Age 11-13: Swim 200 yd, bike 3 miles, run 2 miles
There will also be family friendly activities for spectators and finished racers. Learn more at the event registration page.