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Archive for October, 2011

1961 prices set all-time attendance record for Battleship

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Turning back the clock set a record at the Battleship North Carolina over the weekend.

The Battleship charged 1961 prices Sunday in honor of the 50th anniversary of the ship’s arrival in Wilmington. Admission for adults was 50 cents and 25 cents for kids.

In all 5,232 people took advantage of the half-century discount. That set an all-time, one-day record for paid visitors to North Carolina’s World War II memorial.

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Crystal Pier must be repaired or demolished, report says

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The deteriorating former fishing pier attached to the Oceanic Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach must be repaired or demolished, according to an engineering report requested by the town after complaints of safety hazards at the pier.

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Forum at UNCW to explore offshore wind farming

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Of all the states on the Eastern Seaboard, North Carolina has the best potential to profit from offshore wind farming, according to regional environmental experts – but no one’s really talking about harnessing that power.

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Barnes drops out of Leland council race, BHI candidate dies

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A Leland Town Councilman has decided not to seek reelection after all.

The Brunswick County Board of Elections says Herbert Barnes dropped out of the race Friday. His name, though, will still be on the ballot, because absentee ballots have already been prepared. County Elections Director Greg Bellamy says under state law, any votes for Barnes will not be counted.

Last week prosecutors dropped domestic violence charges against Barnes after he completed a deferred prosecution program after an arrest last spring.

He has not returned our call for comment.

The Board of Elections also says Bald Head Island candidate Ken Miller died over the weekend. His name will also stay on the ballot.

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Barnes drops out of Leland council race; says council does not share his vision

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A Leland Town Councilman has decided not to seek reelection after all.

The Brunswick County Board of Elections says Herbert Barnes dropped out of the race Friday.

Barnes said he had decided some time ago not to run because his vision for the town does not match the vision of the other people likely to serve on the council after the election. He said he held off on officially dropping out of the race because of recent issues that have brought a negative light on the town.

“I just didn’t feel as though I can work with the town council and have a good working relationship,” Barnes said in a phone interview. “I don’t want to go through disagreements. I want the council to work together not against each other.”

Last week prosecutors dropped domestic violence charges against Barnes after he completed a deferred prosecution program after an arrest last spring.

Barnes also said he had only learned of the situation harassment claim by former Leland Police officer Sherry Lewis three or four weeks ago. He said no one told him about the claim or the training exercise it stemmed from that happened back in March. Barnes also said he has not been “fully informed” about the subject of a special meeting called Thursday night by fellow council members Brenda Bozeman and Pat Batleman about a “personnel action.”

“I have an idea what it is about,” Barnes said, “but I can’t say for sure.”

Despite dropping out of the race, Barnes’s name will still be on the ballot, because absentee ballots have already been prepared. County Elections Director Greg Bellamy says under state law, any votes for Barnes will not be counted.

The Board of Elections also says Bald Head Island candidate Ken Miller died over the weekend. His name will also stay on the ballot.

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