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Archive for May, 2012

Man killed in Castle Street shooting; suspect flees

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

According to witnesses, two men were involved in an altercation and one shot the other, police said.

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National Sports making presence felt

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

The Kansas company is working to bring minor league baseball to the Port City

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Folks have a toe-tapping good time at Bluegrass fest

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Bluegrass music was born and raised in the south and is still making folks tap their toes today.

People of all ages enjoyed some tunes, food and shopping this weekend at the Pleasure Island Bluegrass by the River Festival. Organizers say it’s a family-friendly, one-stop shop for fun, and the view’s not bad either.

“I think it’s just a very unique style of music, and I think everybody is just intrigued by it,” Mike Worley of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce said. “People want to come and see what it is all about.”

The line-up included bluegrass bands Mystery Hillbillies, South of K, Donna Hughes Band, Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys, and Cumberland River.

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NC Dems deciding on chairman’s resignation

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party has turned in his resignation, but it’s unclear if party activists will accept it.

David Parker submitted his resignation to the State Executive Committee meeting Saturday in Greensboro. Hundreds of committee members were voting by ballot on whether to reject the resignation.

Gov. Beverly Perdue, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and others wanted Parker to step down because they said he was a distraction in the wake of sexual harassment allegations at party headquarters. Many allies of Parker don’t want him to leave.

Committee member Lloyd Scher of Mecklenburg County said Parker did nothing wrong in following the advice of the party’s attorney in settling the allegations confidentially.

At least three candidates are interested in succeeding Parker.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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High schoolers show off sidewalk chalk skills

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington is full of local artistic talent. Some people paint, some sculpt, some draw, and some use sidewalk chalk.

Saturday, students from New Hanover, Hoggard, Ashley and Laney high schools took to the streets of Mayfaire to compete in the 18th annual Sidewalk Chalk Competition. The students’ expressions ranged from birds to dragons to butterflies to sea creatures. Teams have been preparing for weeks and worked diligently for two hours to complete their artistic visions.

“I just like making something out of nothing,” New Hanover High senior Courtney Wood said. “I like taking a blank piece of paper and just drawing something on it and just have people look at it and it just make them think and look at the world around them. Or a blank piece of sidewalk. It just makes people take a break out of their busy lives just to appreciate something beautiful.”

Hoggard High School’s sidewalk chalk dragon took the win.

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