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Archive for May, 2012

Students’ home work goes up for auction

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

CFCC carpentry students are putting the final touches on their 1,100-square-foot house

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Cameron family offers land for baseball stadium, but says don’t use tax money to build it

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (STARNEWSONLINE.COM) — The Cameron family, who owns large tracts of property in New Hanover County, has offered to donate land to the city of Wilmington for a proposed baseball stadium.

But the family is against taxpayer money being used for the facility.

Smith Creek Land, LLC, the real estate company for the Cameron property, sent a letter to the city offering up to 35 acres off Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway for a proposed stadium. The city is considering a proposed $35 million stadium that would bring an Atlanta Braves minor league team, operated by Mandalay Baseball, to the Port City.


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ROW supports Dreams

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) — Residents of Old Wilmington (ROW) presented one of its largest grants today to DREAMS of Wilmington. The grant will complete the dance room with mirrors and a barre.

“DREAMS provides a tremendous service to area youth with its focus on the performing arts as a means of encouraging success.” observed ROW President Robert Erb.

Added Contributions Committee Chair Dale Nixon “this was one of the first uses of our new on-line giving procedure for organizations focused on the Downtown area.”

DREAMS of Wilmington is dedicated to building creative, committed citizens, one child at a time, through high-quality, free-of-charge programming in the literary, visual and performing arts. Today, DREAMS provides programming each year to more than 600 young people through more than 60 classes per week at more than 15 sites in three counties.

ROW is the neighborhood residential association for the downtown historic district. ROW has a long and storied history in its unwavering commitment to the preservation and revitalization of historic downtown Wilmington. Since its founding in 1973, ROW has dedicated itself to improving the historic core of downtown Wilmington for its residents, businesses and visitors. The fact that ROW has been able to have such a continuing positive impact on the downtown area is only reinforced by the fact that it is truly a grassroots organization made up entirely of volunteers.

More about ROW can be found at www.rowilmington.org and more about Dreams can be found at http://dreamsofwillmington.org .

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Dawson Extension reopens Friday

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Street will remain open through the weekend

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Edwards jury reaches verdict on one count, deliberations on others continue

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — Jurors have reached a unanimous verdict on one of six counts in John Edwards’ campaign corruption trial. That verdict has not been read, and the judge has ordered the jury back to continue deliberations.

Edwards’ defense seeks mistrial on most counts. The judge is weighing options with the jury deadlocked.

The jurors have been deliberating for about nine days.

Edwards is accused of masterminding a plan to use money from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. Defense attorneys say Edwards did not knowingly break campaign finance laws. They also say the payments to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter were gifts, not campaign contributions.

Edwards is charged with six criminal counts. They include conspiracy to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act, accepting contributions that exceeded limits and causing his campaign to file a false financial disclosure report.

He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

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

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