Dedication, groundbreaking held in Newport

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Tameka Ware, right, and son Xavier, smile as they hold up the key to their new Habitat for Humanity home in Newport at a dedication ceremony Thursday.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 08:15 AM.

Tameka Ware found it hard to hold back the tears as she was given the keys to her new home from Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity.

Ware had put in 400 sweat equity hours and received home ownership education to be able to move into to the 1,128-square-foot, two-bedroom home in Newport with her son Xavier.

“It will be so nice to have some place that is completely new and nobody’s been in it but us,” Ware said after thanking volunteers.

The Wares and a handful of volunteer builders and Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity board members were celebrating completion of the home with a dedication, but right down the lane off Oscar Hill Road, the group held a groundbreaking for the organization’s 89th Habitat home in Carteret and Onslow counties.

Serita Brewington and her sons Jaylyn and David turned over ceremonial shovels of dirt at a blessing of their home site.

The concrete block foundation for the Brewington home was well underway Thursday.

“It’s a very special day. It’s exciting. It’s a blessing. I was surprised to see that they had already started some of it. It’s just amazing. I’m just blessed,” Brewington said. “I’m a single parent. I have two boys, 12 and 4. I’ve always rented so it’s exciting the thought of owning a home. I’m only 28. The boys have a lot of land around where they can play. There are a lot of trees. I’m looking forward to it.”



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