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Archive for May, 2012

Couple serves others through Red Cross

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Skip and Linda Richardson drive the Emergency Resource Vehicle to disaster sites to deliver aid to those affected.

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Harris Teeter recalls five flavors of sorbet

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

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Bears sometimes appear in city

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Visits by bears to populated sections of the region are not unprecedented

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American-made clothing company announces first retailer in the Cape Fear

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (NEWS RELEASE) Loggerhead Apparel, based in Greenville, South Carolina, announces its first Elizabethtown retailer in Leinwand’s clothiers. The company’s American-grown and American-made “Bellwether Polo” launched in early 2011 and can already be found in over 40 retailers on the East Coast, from South Florida to West Virginia.

Leinwand’s, located at 132 Broad Street, has been a part of the Elizabethtown community for over 75 years. “We’re very happy to announce our partnership with Loggerhead Apparel,” said store owner Ricky Leinwand. “So many in this community appreciate the importance of American manufacturing, as well as protecting our coastal wildlife, so we expect this to be a great fit.”

Loggerhead Apparel donates 10% of all sales, not profits but sales, to regional Sea Turtle Conservation efforts, and has committed over $15,000 in the last year to groups in the Carolinas, Florida, Texas and California, including the South Carolina Aquarium, Sea Turtle Conservatory, SEWEE Association and Sea Turtle Restoration Project.

The company’s signature product, the Bellwether Polo, is constructed of 100% American-grown Pima Cotton. The majority of the manufacturing takes place in several independently-owned facilities in South Carolina, with over 100 years of combined experience in the textile and apparel industries.

“Like the Loggerhead, the textile and manufacturing jobs in the South have been declining in significant numbers over the past generation.” explains Founder Zac Painter. “The textile industry is all but gone, much like the furniture industry of North Carolina and the automobile industry of Michigan. Loggerhead Apparel’s mission is to bring attention, and much needed funding, to both.”

“We’re honored to be bringing our products to Elizabethtown and Bladen County,” says Zac’s Co-Founder (and wife) Sara Painter, “and we look forward to a long relationship with the community.”

For more information on Loggerhead Apparel, please visit www.LoggerheadApparel.com or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LoggerheadApparel.

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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Mayor Saffo won’t support baseball proposal

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY & THE BIG TALKER FM) — In an exclusive interview this morning on The Big Talker FM with Chad Adams, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he and other city council members cannot support the baseball stadium proposal pitched to them two weeks ago.

“Based on the proposal that I have seen to date, I’m not satisfied with it, as I believe all of the other council members are also,” Saffo said. “I don’t think that we’re satisfied with the proposal that’s been brought forward, so we’ll take a look at it and evaluate it and make some decision on it.”

Private developers, Mandalay Entertainment and the Atlanta Braves pitched the proposal to privately finance a nearly $40 million baseball stadium. The group would initially build the stadium and then eventually lease it back to the city.

“Pardon the pun here,” Saffo said, “but we’re putting all of our skin in the game, and they have very little skin in the game.”

Coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30, we’ll talk with the StarNews’s Shannon Bowen about a recent survey the paper did on public support of a new baseball stadium.

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