In Honor

Sending them out two by two

BY Pat Bradford

Photo by Allison Potter
Photo by Allison Potter

Led by the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a unique procession of vehicles began at Thomas Towing & Transport on Harley Road in Wilmington on Sunday Feb. 5, 2022, driving past the Darwin Road residence of one of their own, D&N Wrecker Service’s David L. Fahey, who lost his battle with cancer in January. 

Thomas Towing & Transport’s Tony Newberry says approximately 25 wreckers were in the procession, including light, medium and heavy-duty wreckers that could tow a dump truck or semi. 

Fahey’s wife, well-known Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project coordinator Nancy Fahey, gathered with a large number of family members to see the procession, which parked two by two upon arrival at the home. Both Faheys were devoted supporters of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island. 

Photo by Allison Potter

“He’s one of our brothers and that’s what we do for each other,” organizer Will Hewett of Atlantic Recovery says. “He was a member of the New Hanover Law Enforcement Association; he did a lot of shrimp boils for law enforcement. Dave would help any of us out.”

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