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Archive for February, 2012

Racist slogans mark buildings across NC city

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

MONROE, NC (AP) — Police in a small North Carolina city are searching for vandals who they believe spray-painted about two dozen buildings and a police cruiser, predominantly with racist graffiti.

Monroe police said the suspects caused thousands of dollars in damage this week by marking the buildings with swastikas, the phrase “white power” and “SWP,” which stands for “supreme white power.”

Police have released surveillance photos from a Walmart store that show show three men buying spray paint at about 2 a.m. Friday. Police said the paint was the same colors as those used in the vandalism.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Folks get a taste of downtown

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Folks got to sample some of Downtown Wilmington’s finest wine and beer this weekend.

The Downtown Business Alliance and Cool Wilmington put together the annual Wine and Beer Walk as a way to promote and showcase our beautiful downtown district. Walkers got a map of participating businesses and headed on a journey that got them two samples at each location.

“I love wine. Today is beautiful. It’s the perfect day to be coming down here and drinking wine all afternoon,” walker Pam Sander said. “Wilmington has such a good soul. That’s what I think downtown is for me. It’s the soul of Wilmington. You can see it down here no matter when you come.”

Dozens of people tasted their way through downtown Saturday.

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Scouts go to college to earn badges

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some area Boy Scouts are earning new badges to put on their uniforms by attending a Merit Badge College this weekend.

Hosted by the Wilmington Fire Department and Fire Explorers, it’s a way for scouts to get hands-on experience and earn a Fire Safety badge as well as a First Aid badge.

“It’s just like the Scout motto: ‘Be prepared,’” said 17-year-old Robert Perry. “You have to be prepared for everything. We just like to be ready for everything that comes along.”

Perry is part of Troop 274 and has been a scout since he was six. He came to Saturday’s session to earn his Fire Safety badge. The boys learned about the different fire trucks, escape routes and even got to see the jaws of life.

The First Aid session is Sunday.

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Candidates for governor weigh in on film incentives

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Walter Dalton, Pat McCrory and Bill Faison all offered their views this week on the state’s film incentives program.

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Raleigh forum focuses on change in black community

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Leaders in North Carolina’s state capital and lawmakers are scheduled to address a forum designed to promote positive community change in the black community.

The forum scheduled for Saturday at Hope Charter School in Raleigh is focused on raising awareness about youth disconnection, racial stereotypes and the lack of dialogue about HIV.

One of the organizers for the meeting is Linda Riggins, program coordinator for Strengthening The Black Family. Riggins had her Raleigh home remodeled several years ago for the television series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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