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Archive for July, 2012

“Pender-Topsail Post & Voice” Headlines

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Andy Pettigrew, the Editor-In-Chief of the “Pender-Topsail Post & Voice” appears on WWAY’s ‘Good Morning Carolina’ weekly to dicuss the hot topics in Pender County.

Today he sat down with anchor Ashley Jacobs to talk about the smooth transition with the sheriff’s department taking over animal control. The shelter has experienced upgrades and expansions since the sheriff’s department took over a year ago.

They two also discussed town leaders’ consideration of using the old wastewater treatment plant facility in Burgaw. Find out what else is making the front page and more when you watch the whole interview.

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Tennis tournament helps fund adoption agency

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Children At Heart Adoption Services, Inc. specializes in matching international and domestic children with adoptive parents along our coast.

Assistant Director Erica Willock paired up with Tari Ann Toro, a tennis director for New Hanover County, to talk with ‘Good Morning Carolina’ anchor Ashley Jacobs about an upcoming event.

WWAY is proud to sponsor ‘Aces for Orphans’ this weekend, but time is running out to sign up for this Doubles Tennis Tournament.

Watch their entire interview with Ashley to get all the information on signing up and learn more about other perks that come with the $40 registration fee. All of the money raised will help the agency find homes for children.

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Brigade Boys & Girls Club wins Old Navy party

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The Old Navy Funnovation Nation Tour is coming to Wilmington, one of four lucky places in the United Sates where a submitted video has won the town a once-in-a-lifetime party and a $10,000 community grant, for the Brigade Boys & Girls Club.

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Museums new leader came from N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The Museum of Coastal Carolina, located at Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach’s Ingram Planetarium welcomed their new executive director, Terry Bryant, on July 2.

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Ballpark public hearing date set, deal still up in the air

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The City of Wilmington continues to inch closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City. City leaders held a special meeting Tuesday night to set a public hearing for a bond referendum.

What we do know is that voters will see the bond referendum on the November ballot if a deal can be reached and folks will have a chance to speak their mind about the ballpark August 7. But, most everything else is pretty much unknown.

“There’s a lot of details to be worked out,” says Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. “We’ve come to agreement on some terms and we want to make sure that their lawyers see it, our lawyers approve of it, so there’s still a lot of work to be done.”

Though there is still so much to be discussed, Mayor Saffo says there is one thing everyone can come to terms with.

“I mean, we’re all in agreement, including the Braves and Mandalay, $42 million will not be the number,” he says. “It would be lower than that.”

Along with Mandalay Baseball and the Atlanta Braves, the city is also in negotiations with property owner Chuck Schoninger over his land along the downtown Wilmington riverfront to build the stadium.

Though progress has been made on a deal, Saffo says with a 20-year contract hanging over their heads, council wants to make sure all questions and concerns are dealt with.

But with an august seventh deadline looming, will there be a stadium in Wilmington?

“I hope so. I mean, we’ve worked hard on it and at the end of the day, it’s the citizens’ decision,” Saffo says.

Also during Tuesday’s special meeting, council voted to approve money to renovate the Water Street parking deck.

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