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Archive for October, 2009

Festival looks to raise money for local animal rescue groups

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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You don’t often get the chance to throw something at a police chief or mayor, but this weekend at Carolina Beach, you can do just that.

It is part of the first ever Salty Paws Festival; a fundraiser for local animal rescue groups.

“We need help so bad right now. There are so many people losing homes, passing away and made no accommodations for their pets,” said Saving Animals During Disasters’ Jeannie Mintz. “So Saturday, with the dunking both, we hope to have everyone throwing balls at the chief of police and town manager.”

Leashed pets are welcomed. You can also take your pet and get it micro-chipped for only $25.

If you want to go, it is Saturday at the Carolina Beach Lake from noon until 5:00 p.m.

You can find out more information at savinganimalsduringdisasters.org.

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You don’t often get the chance to throw something at a police chief or mayor, but this weekend at Carolina Beach, you can do just that.

It is part of the first ever Salty Paws Festival; a fundraiser for local animal rescue groups.

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Historic district shrinking in Wilmington

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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Last week, crews tore down the former Wilmington Police Department. Now another historic downtown building will soon be history.

“We have as of 1970’s, already lost 200 houses or buildings in the old city. Here goes another one,” said Bob Jenkins of Wilmington Adventure Tours.

Some say it was built before the Civil War, while others believe it’s from the 1880s. Regardless, the building that housed Una Luna World Gallery until recently has been a part of downtown Wilmington for more than a century.

“If you polish this house with restoration, it would really pop, and I think it would be an asset,” said George Edwards of the Historic Wilmington Foundation.

Property owner Mark Evans says the building is rotting and infested with termites. He says it would cost more to restore it, then tear it down. He tried to sell it for about $750,000, but couldn’t find a buyer.

Because the building is part of the local historic district, state standards allowed the city to delay demolition for one year, but that time has expired.

Before the building gets torn down in the next couple of months, the property owner says he does plan on preserving some of what’s inside like the doors, the floors, and the fireplace that date back to the 1800s.

Evans plans to replace the building, which also once housed the restaurant A Taste of Country, with something for commercial and residential use, but some locals and visitors are not happy about it.

“If we want to see new, we can go to the suburbs, we can walk through Wal-Mart. You come to downtown of any city to see the old buildings,” said Charlotte Brummett of Geneseo, NY.

“Justify it with what you want to, money, design, character, but once it’s gone, it’s gone,” Jenkins added.

The Wilmington Historic District is having a meeting Tuesday to discuss tougher standards for demolishing historic buildings and new incentives to protect the buildings. The meeting is at the Roudabush building at Front and Dock at 6:00pm and is open to the public.

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videoLast week, crews tore down the former Wilmington Police Department. Now another historic downtown building will soon be history.

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Middle Sound residents have until Thursday to apply for sewer deferral

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Middle Sound residents who haven’t hooked up to the sewer system yet have until October 15 to apply for a deferral.

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SBI continues investigation into Senator RC Soles

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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The SBI investigations into State Senator RC Soles continue.

In August we aired an interview with a former legal client of the senator, who accused Soles of molesting him. As a result of that interview, the SBI launched an investigation into Soles, though the man later recanted his accusation.

A few weeks later, the senator shot Kyle Blackburn, another of his former clients, at Soles’ home, prompting another investigation.

No charges have been filed in either of those cases, but Monday a spokesperson for the Attorney General’s office, which is now handling the Soles cases, said the SBI is continuing its investigations.

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The SBI investigations into State Senator RC Soles continue.

In August we aired an interview with a former legal client of the senator, who accused Soles of molesting him.

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Surf City election focuses on economy, budget issues

Monday, October 12th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

The economy and budget issues are two of the biggest concerns facing candidates in the race for Surf City Town Council.

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