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Archive for November, 2011

LaNasa calls out GOP leaders, quits party after election loss

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A day after losing to incumbent Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Justin LaNasa is calling out another political leader.

In an e-mail this afternoon thanking supporters for their help on his campaign, LaNasa said he will leave “the Republican Party due to its lack of leadership, efforts and knowledge.” LaNasa went encouraged his supporters to follow his lead.

“I feel our New Hanover County GOP chair Rhonda Amoroso and select few executive committee are not working for the benefit of the Republican Party and I will give a few examples,” LaNasa’s e-mail continued. “I feel the low voter turn out was due to lack of GOP involvement.”

LaNasa cited a lack of financial support for Republican candidates in the non-partisan election. He also suggested the leadership could have pushed a media campaign to oppose incumbents he believes would have worked.

“I didn’t here (sic) or see much work or help at early voting or even during Election Day from the GOP. What really is a big disappointment the current GOP chair Rhonda Amoroso allows Republican In Name Only to hold executive positions and allow candidates to run on Republican tickets,” LaNasa wrote.

Amoroso has not yet returned our call and e-mail asking for comment.

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N.C. broadcast stations to participate in EAS test

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The national emergency alert test will take place at 2 p.m. today.

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Goodwill – Hikers raise money for injured Marines fund

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Many charities are winding up fundraising campaigns at this time of year

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Pender County incumbents lose on boards, town mayors hold onto jobs

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Newcomers fared well Tuesday night in Pender County’s town board elections.

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Paterno to retire at end of season

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, PA (AP) — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season, his long career brought down by his failure to do more about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.

Paterno said in a statement Wednesday he is “absolutely devastated” by the developments in the case of Jerry Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator accused of molesting eight boys over 15 years.

Paterno says the board of trustees should “not spend a single minute discussing my status. They have far more important matters to address.”

“This is a tragedy,” Paterno says. “It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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