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October 19, 2004 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Same teams, same time, different location. Paulsboro High will host Saturday's key Colonial Conference Patriot Division football game against Woodbury, which had been slated to be the home team, at 10:30 a.m. The site was switched because Woodbury's home stands have been deemed unsafe by the school's insurance company, according to Woodbury athletic director Grant Shivers. "We'd have to put all the fans on one side, and it's a big rivalry and a big crowd is expected," he said yesterday.
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May 7, 1986 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Woodbury school system will continue its policy of starting each school day with a moment of silence, despite a decision last week by the state legislature to abandon its fight to defend a state law requiring that public schools set aside a daily moment of "quiet contemplation or introspection. " "Our situation has not changed," said Claudio Arrington, Woodbury's schools superintendent. "Unlike the state law, our (moment of silence) policy was never religious in its intent.
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October 20, 2007 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After nearly three years of playing football games on the road, Woodbury is finally going home. The Thundering Herd, whose stadium and field have been undergoing renovations, will host Haddonfield (3-3) today at 1:30 p.m. The stadium received a temporary certificate of occupancy yesterday, permitting the homecoming game to be played, Woodbury athletic director Grant Shivers said. "A lot of people put in a lot of hard work to get it done," Shivers said. Despite playing all road games, including two at Rowan University in Glassboro, Woodbury is 4-1. "All day long, the kids have been stopping in and asking if we were playing at home," Shivers said.
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September 28, 2008 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maybe it was the first play. Or maybe it was the first five series. But on a day when Woodbury officially dedicated its refurbished stadium, it was the visitors who made themselves at home. Paulsboro scored touchdowns on its first five possessions, building a 32-0 lead at halftime en route to a 38-13 victory over Woodbury yesterday in a Colonial Conference Patriot Division game. "They came in here today wanting it more than we did," Woodbury coach Zach Valentine said.
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March 28, 2002 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Zack Valentine, a former NFL player who once played with the Eagles, has been named Woodbury's football coach, athletic director Grant Shivers announced last night. Valentine, 44, replaced Jim Boyd, who resigned last month after compiling an 84-38-1 record and winning three South Jersey Group 1 titles during his 12 years as the Thundering Herd's head coach. "It should be a smooth transition," Shivers said. "[Valentine] knows what the program is all about. " Valentine has been Woodbury's defensive coordinator the last five years, during which time the Herd allowed nine points per game.
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November 21, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of South Jersey's richest rivalries took another twist Saturday. In the unfamiliar role of underdog, Paulsboro rose up with a sensational defensive performance and scored a 10-0 victory over recent nemesis Woodbury in the semifinals of the South Jersey Group 1 tournament. "In our heads, the whole mind-set was 'Can we beat Woodbury? Can we beat them?' " Paulsboro senior running back Aaron Tilden said. That uncertainty was something new for Paulsboro, one of the most accomplished programs in South Jersey.
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September 30, 1990 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Woodbury junior fullback Todd Jones, who had lost his starting job the previous week, bounced back in style yesterday to lead the visiting Thundering Herd to a 32-0 blanking of Colonial Conference football rival Haddon Township. Jones scored on touchdown runs of 5, 4, and 1 yards in helping the Herd extend South Jersey's longest unbeaten streak to 25 games. He finished with 48 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries. Woodbury (2-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference) has won 30 straight regular-season games in the Colonial Conference, dating to 1987.
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October 2, 1988 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Woodbury High's future football opponents, here's a sobering thought: The Thundering Herd is undefeated despite getting less-than-glittering offensive production from highly recruited Jimmer Bundy, the 246-pound fullback/tractor. Bundy gained a modest 55 yards on 11 carries yesterday. He also contributed to Woodbury's four turnovers by losing two fumbles. But it didn't matter. Woodbury, No. 5 in The Inquirer's South Jersey ratings, scored a 7-6 Colonial Conference win over visiting Haddonfield before 1,500 spectators.
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December 30, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph Monroe Reichert Jr., 81, of Woodbury, retired co-owner and president of Norwood Construction Co., died at Cooper University Hospital Monday, Dec. 24, of a head injury from a fall at home. In 1975, Mr. Reichert established Norwood with partner George Congdon. Developer Willard G. Rouse 3d was a major client of the company, whose local projects included the Ikea store in Plymouth Meeting, Lehigh Valley Corporate Center in Allentown, Great Valley Corporate Center in Malvern, and Lenape Center in Woodbury as well as projects in Florida, Maryland and other states.
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September 24, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
West Deptford has speed, quickness, and remarkable open-field ability. And that's just along the offensive line. It's not unusual to see a team with running backs who can turn the corner. What was most notable about West Deptford's 28-6 victory over Woodbury on Friday night in a Colonial Conference inter-division clash was the way Eagles wearing numbers in the 50s were excelling in space. "We don't have the biggest line," West Deptford senior guard Marquis Winston said.
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October 26, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Generations of players, cheerleaders, band members, and coaches stood shoulder to shoulder across the field during a ceremony at halftime. They stretched just about from end zone to end zone. The oldest, John Holdcraft, led the procession. He played on the same field during his high school days at Woodbury - in the 1930s. He was one of dozens old and young, many wearing varsity jackets, who mingled Saturday afternoon in the packed bleachers, catching up and reminiscing with old friends and rivals.
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October 23, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don Sanderson felt as if he was playing in the Rose Bowl. Gerald Colgan compared the game to Army vs. Navy. Two of the oldest veterans of the annual clash between Paulsboro and Woodbury, both in their 80s, still look back at the century-old football rivalry with a sense of boyhood wonder. Sanderson's junior season at Woodbury was 1945, when the Thundering Herd hosted Paulsboro in a game the former star quarterback said drew about 17,000 fans. "I thought I was in the Rose Bowl," Sanderson said.
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October 14, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rev. Wendell F. McGinnis Jr., 63, of Berlin, pastor of North Baptist Church in Woodbury, died of heart failure on Thursday, Oct. 8, while at the podium of the 111th annual meeting of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey Inc. in Elizabeth. Rev. Guy Campbell Jr., president of the statewide organization, said in a phone interview that Mr. McGinnis was "a humble, sincere, compassionate Christian man, a dedicated pastor, effective preacher of the Gospel, and a gifted teacher. " Mr. Campbell said that, at the Thursday session at the New Zion Baptist Church in Elizabeth, "I was getting ready to present the annual address and he was presenting me. "After he had made the introduction, then he fell, at the podium," Mr. Campbell said.
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September 19, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Months after news of a suspected move out of Woodbury surfaced, Inspira Health Network announced it would seek to build a new hospital in Gloucester County but vowed to retain its presence in the county's seat. Health system officials said Thursday that they are considering multiple locations for the new medical center - and maintained that no site had been finalized - but made known their interest in an area at Rowan University's west campus, on the eastern edge of Harrison Township.
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September 14, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
A strong showing in the first half of Woodbury's home opener on Saturday put the Thundering Herd well on their way toward their first win. The hosts reeled off 20 straight points before the end of the half, and went on to defeat Sterling, 28-13, in a nonleague football game. Darius Triplett paved the way to victory, rushing for a touchdown and connecting with Cameron Berger for another. Charles Sampson began the Herd's stampede, rushing for a touchdown in the first quarter. Jaquan Solomon rounded out Woodbury's scoring with a 50-yard run in the fourth quarter.
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September 5, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the latest version of the region's inflatable-duck dynasty, another air-filled rubber ducky recently popped up, this time on Broad Street Lake near downtown Woodbury, where it will remain for several weeks. Albeit about one-10th the size of Mama Duck - the world's largest known rubber duck, which generated delight and then disappointment at the Tall Ships Festival on the Delaware River in June - the Woodbury fowl was sure to at least pique curiosity in the Gloucester County seat. The Woodbury Breakfast Rotary Club placed the nameless duck, about six feet tall, on the lake about two weeks ago, treasurer Barbara Oldt said Thursday, to promote its second annual rubber duck race, Oct. 3. The group used the duck to draw attention last year to the race as well.
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August 5, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
To understand what the arts can do for a place like Woodbury, visit the city's "American Quilt" bridge. The once-drab span near downtown was transformed into a beauty spot 15 years ago, thanks to the late painter Narcissa Weatherbee's grassroots mural-making project. "People would be walking by and say, 'How nice,' " says Weatherbee's collaborator, printmaker Doris Nogueira-Rogers. "We'd say, 'Do you want to paint?' It was all about community participation. " With its intricate, lavishly colored panels depicting Woodbury's history and heritage, the 101-year-old bridge on Hunter Street still delights the eye. But Nogueira-Rogers and other artists involved in similar but more recent ventures - sponsored by what has been renamed the FAF (Fall Arts Festival)
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June 11, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
By the time they moved to Woolwich Township, Tony Gioia and Grace Ellis had already had their lives altered for the worse; both had lost loved ones on 9/11. Denise Dales had a new perspective on life on that morning nearly 14 years ago, too. Then a Woodbury resident, she had plans to attend a 9 a.m. work meeting at the South Tower of the World Trade Center, but canceled, uneasy about taking her 2-month-old son along. Gioia, Ellis, and Dales, who also moved to Woolwich after the attacks, will be in the procession Wednesday when township officials bring a 4,000-pound steel beam - a relic from a day of tragedy - to the township from New York City, for a future 9/11 memorial in front of the town hall.
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May 15, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
In the Woodbury of 2065, cars will fly, chickens will talk, and cake "will float up to your mouth" automatically. Teachers? They'll be replaced by holograms, the better to instruct the extraterrestrials sitting next to the human kids in math class. And smartphones, if they aren't already, will be reading our thoughts. Selections from among the predictions by Evergreen Avenue School students will be sealed in a time capsule commemorating the 250th anniversary of the city's historic Hunter Lawrence Jessup House.
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May 11, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  When George S. Weber and his group completed their climb to the summit of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps in the 1950s, "he felt extremely blessed," a daughter, Ann Weber-Ammar, said. During such outdoor adventures, he told her later, "he had a sense of tremendous freedom and communion with God. " He certainly felt blessed, she said, when learning later about another party climbing at the same time, a group in which "someone did not make it to the top and fell to their death.
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