Archive for February, 2010

NCSHP Graduation | 25 February 2010


Congratulations to the State’s newest Troopers; forty-three (43) candidates took the oath of office on Thursday, 25 February 2010. Our Pipe Major had the honor to provide bagpipe music for them as they marched in as candidates and marched out as members of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Congratulations one and all – be careful out there…

Captain Joe In Action


Raleigh Fire Department and Falls Fire Department units on the Neuse River, responding in the vicinity of 3320 Canoe Brook Parkway. Dispatched as a drowning for Engine 22, EMS 15, Medic 93, and District 3. Kayak overturned in water several hundred feed upstream for behind that location. Boater found clinging to tree in midstream. Rescue 1 and boat trailer, USAR 801 (swift water rescue unit), and Battalion 1 added to call. Falls units also responded, along with additional EMS resources including EMS 66. Rescue 1 and USAR 801 responded to Falls Lake canon launch area, below dam. Boater reached by Falls firefighter in second craft. Two recovery points established downstream, behind Canoe Brook Parkway and at Capital Boulevard. Boater and firefighter brought to waiting units at first recovery point. Dispatched about 3:30 p.m. “C” shift. Mike Legeros photographs.

RFD Ceremony | 26 February 2010


A ceremony was held at the Raleigh City Council chambers on 26 February 2010 to honor recently promoted personnel and retirees from 2009. Our very own Piper – Patrick McArdle provided pipe music for the ceremony which was followed by a short parade and reception at RFD Station 1.

Photos from the event as taken by Mike Legeros can be seen here.

It’s a Boy and It’s a Boy


Congratulations to Chirsty and Mike Bishop (our band manger) on the arrival of their two bundles of joy. Ryne Matthew (7lbs 4oz) and Landon Ingram (6lbs 5oz) came into the world on 02 February 2010 at 8:58 pm and 8:59 pm respectively. Mom and the Bishop boys are all doing well.


Tannahill Weavers


On Wednesday, February 3, 2010 members of Wake & District opened for the Tannahill Weavers (Scotland’s finest Traditional Band) at Raleigh’s finest Irish Pub – Tir Na nOg. February 3rd was also a birthday for Tir Na nOg’s very own Katy Shea << and rest assured there was a rendition of "happy birthday" performed on the bagpipes... Thank you to all the band members who came out to play and more importantly - thank you to Annie Nice and the folks at the nOg for having us out. Although our "official" band photographer was on the scene - some initial photos taken by Chris Mogensen's children cab be seen here: