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Archive for May, 2012

KKK fliers promote cross burning in Reidsville

Monday, May 21st, 2012

REIDSVILLE, NC (AP) — Police in Reidsville are investigating some fliers that invite people to a cross-burning.

Police Chief Edd Hunt said officers have received calls about the fliers, which come two weeks after the Ku Klux Klan held a protest in nearby Eden.

Hunt says detectives are investigating but he’s not sure if the material is connected to the earlier protests in Eden.

Annie Pinnix says she and her husband found one of the fliers rolled up like a newspaper in her driveway. She says she’s lived in the neighborhood for six years and has never seen anything like this.

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Deer on Highway 53 causes fatal crash

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Pender County, NC (WWAY — One person is dead and two others injured after a deer ran into traffic on Highway 53 last night.

Pender and Burgaw emergency crews received the call just after 9:00 p.m.

A car headed toward Jacksonville hit the deer when it ran out in front of the vehicle, causing the deer to fly into the other lane of traffic.

The deer went through the windshield of another car that was traveling west toward Burgaw. That car then slammed into a tree, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Passengers from both cars were transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

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5 a.m. update – Tropical Storm Alberto expected to stay offshore

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Tropical Storm Alberto is moving southeastward as it spins off the coast of Florida.

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Shoppers head to Wilmington Whole Foods for sneak peek

Monday, May 21st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With the big opening of Whole Foods just a few days away many Wilmington grocery shoppers are ready to fill their carts.

Sunday and Monday over 1,500 people are paying $5 a piece to take a sneak peek tour of Wilmington’s newest organic grocery store.

“This town is a buzz right now,” said Sean Walsh, a Whole Foods Team Leader. “It is really hopping. I have strangers on the street who hear that I work for Whole Foods Market and they give me a hug and say how glad they are that we’re here in Wilmington.”

The money made from the tours, including a $3,000 matching donation from Whole Foods, will go to local non-profit organizations The Good Shepherd Center and Dreams of Wilmington.

“To make arts programming available for the youth of our community, to make our shelter and re-housing efforts for homeless individuals and families happen, I mean those are the things we want to invest in in our community,” said Katrina Knight from The Good Shepherd.

Many tour participants happily made donations to the non-profits as they enjoyed finger foods and eye candy of their new favorite store. Some say they know exactly what they are shopping for when they come back later this week.

“Probably have to be their bakery, their desserts,” said Joron Dawson. “I tasted their cupcakes and damn, it’s good.”

Shoppers say the sneak peek just raised their excitement level even further.

“I’ll be here at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday,” said Ana Dawson. “I want to be an early bird.”

You can sign up to take the sneak peek tour on Monday on the Whole Foods Wilmington facebook page. The grocery store will open this Wednesday with their unique ceremonial breaking of bread.

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Brunswick County News & Notes – Chairman’s gala; garden club

Monday, May 21st, 2012

The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held its first Chairman’s Gala on Feb. 16 in Supply.

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