A surfer takes a turn off the lip on Thursday’s overhead waves. Surfers flocked to the water from throughout the region for the weekday swell. By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning.
Well, that went quick.
How did Labor Day weekend get here so fast? Well, I guess you blinked. Either that or they’ve changed the length of July and August somehow. I, for one, blame Obama.
But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. We’re here to talk surfing, and how we are three for three so far on the hurricanes of 2014 and it’s not even September yet.
By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning.
Laura Stetser/Joseph Benson, 29, has several tattoos but was adding a new one to his forearm while at The Inkuisition in Egg Harbor Township.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – For Jamie Corpes, getting something as permanent as a tattoo should be a well-researched decision.
The tattoo artist said it should be important to clients that the individuals marking up their skin are competent and comfortable in their work environments.
A picture perfect trifecta of consecutive sunny and dry days may not be in the cards for the South Jersey Labor Day weekend. However – as the song says – two out of three, ain’t bad. Temperatures are going to soar to near 90. Here is an early look at the end of the summer, Labor Day Holiday weekend:/Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com
A picture-perfect trifecta of consecutive sunny and dry days may not be in the cards for the South Jersey Labor Day weekend. However – as the song says – “two out of three ain’t bad.”
Here’s an early look at the end of the summer Labor Day holiday weekend:
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Ocean Heights Avenue will be closed Thursday, Aug. 28 from 6 a.m. to noon to all traffic from Blackman Road to the its end in Somers Point as construction crews affect repairs to the roadway at the base of the Patcong Bridge.
Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville
Warrant issued for Hallie Thompson of Williamstown for the drug offenses as well as possible child abuse charges
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A robbery investigation led Egg Harbor Township Police to uncover heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs from a car that also contained an infant.
According to police, Hallie Thompson, 21, of Williamstown and Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville were arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of a prescription legend drug after police came across them standing outside of a 1999 Lexus during a robbery call at the Budget Motel in the West Atlantic City section of the township on Thursday, Aug. 21.
Zoo is not a home for unwanted exotic animals
A red-tailed boa turned over to authorities
LOWER TOWNSHIP – The good news is the owner of the escaped snake that had township residents worried for weeks this summer has donated his three other snakes to the Cape May County Zoo.
The bad news is the zoo doesn’t want them.
– Family and friends show their support for Mara Justine who is competing in America’s Got Talent.
BRIGANTINE - The Brigantine Chamber of Commerce and Laguna Grill held a pep rally for Mara Justine of Galloway who is competing on America’s Got Talent. The event was held on Sunday, Aug. 24.
UPDATE- Mara Justine Platt made it to the finals with late results Wednesday night. She now competes against 11 other acts in the finals on America's Got Talent.
GALLOWAY - Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with three singing performances, was back on the stage for the semifinals Tuesday, Aug. 26 and did it again with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s song “Breakaway.”
Platt’s performance started as not one of her best, sounding less polished than her others, but she brought it home by the end with judge’s and fans applauding in what “AGT” judge Heidi Klum called, “a breakout performance”.
STONE HARBOR – A Millville manned learned that it’s best to pay attention to a police officer’s order when he was arrested on outstanding warrants after Stone Harbor police told him to move his SUV out of a bike lane.
Abel Hernandez-Antolin, 33, allegedly ignored Police Sgt. Greg Jackson’s directive to move his Chevrolet SUV out of a marked bike lane on Second Avenue, at about 8 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, according to a statement.
WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.
Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.
Boy scouts with Troop 95 recently installed a fence at VFW Post 8695 in Marmora. The old fence was rotted and falling down.
MARMORA – Members of Boy Scout Troop 95 recently replaced an old fence that was falling down at VFW Post 8695 in Marmora.
The scouts contacted a fence contractor to get material, which was donated for the project. Scouts gathered with posthole diggers and shovels, and a call was made to utility companies make sure there were no underground wires or lines.
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring four areas of interest, including Hurricane Cristobal, as the tropics appearing to becoming more active and just in time for the September hurricane season peak.
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring four areas of interest, including Hurricane Cristobal, as the tropics appear to be getting more active just in time for the September hurricane season peak activity period.