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Archive for May, 2009

Fort Fisher boat ramp to get needed repairs

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Years after the idea was first raised, a half-dozen federal, state and local agencies with jurisdictional interests at the end of U.S. 421 have cobbled together a plan to upgrade the rough-looking boat ramp at the southern tip of Fort Fisher.

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Accident at corner of Market and 21st has many concerned

Monday, May 25th, 2009

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Wilmington police responded to a three-car collision at the corner of 21st and Market Street Monday.

One person was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

Bystanders say this stretch of Market Street is dangerous because the street is too narrow.

“This corner is a death trap, because the road is too narrow, the people go too fast on it, and it’s just criminal to have such a wonderful place marred by that kind of a travesty, that could be easily fixed by turning this into a two-lane street,” said Vivian Plassar.

There was another accident at the same corner on Friday involving a scooter.

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Wilmington police responded to a three-car collision at the corner of 21st and Market Street Monday.
Bystanders say this stretch of Market Street is dangerous because the street is too narrow.

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Man slaps police horse, joins six brawlers in paddy wagon

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Police used pepper spray to break up a big fight in downtown Wilmington early Sunday.

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Teen charged with breaking and entering

Monday, May 25th, 2009

A 16-year-old was arrested after being accused of stealing a bicycle and a vehicle’s GPS in Wilmington Sunday.

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Tribute held at Wilmington National Cemetery

Monday, May 25th, 2009

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Patriotism rang loud and clear at Wilmington National Cemetery this Memorial Day. From every angle, every flag, flower, and shirt beamed red, white, and blue.

“It just shows a lot of patriotism and to see that that’s still alive in a community is a great thing, especially as a veteran myself,” said Frank Roberts of the NHC Veterans Council.

For some, it was an emotional day. “These people gave their lives,” said Gil Navarrette. But behind the tears, was a whole lot of pride.

“It’s just always beautiful here in the city of Wilmington; it’s just beautiful to see our citizens respond and take time out of their busy schedules and their busy days and on this beautiful weekend to come out here and reflect and that’s a beautiful thing,” said Mayor Bill Saffo.

The names of 426 veterans were read to honor those in our region who have passed away since last Memorial Day.

“This is one country who’s fought many wars to preserve and protect democracy, and I salute all veterans past, present, and future,” said Vietnam veteran Jim Greene.

Community members sat among the 5,600 gravesites, some going back to the Civil War, to salute those who served and are still serving who hold a special place in our hearts.

“We’re just so thankful to live in a country like America which truly is the greatest country in the world,” said James Faison III of Wilmington.

Nearly 20,000 veterans currently live in New Hanover County making it the fifth most populated veteran community in the state.

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videoPatriotism rang loud and clear at Wilmington National Cemetery this Memorial Day. From every angle, every flag, flower, and shirt beamed red, white, and blue.

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