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Archive for October, 2012

2 NC bands chosen for London New Year’s parade

Friday, October 26th, 2012

BENSON, NC (AP) — Two high school bands from North Carolina will be taking part in the New Year’s Day parade in London in 2014.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the executive director of the parade extended the invitation to West Johnston High School in Benson and Leesville Road High School in Raleigh.

Both schools also are scheduled to perform in concert halls while they are in London.

Parade executive director Robert Bone says organizers like to give bands 15 months’ notice. He says schools need that much time to raise the money they need for airfare and a week’s visit to London.

Bone says the parade is twice as big as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

The parade uses about 15 American bands each year.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Cancellations and Delays: 9 reported

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Click here to see a list of cancellations and delays due to threat of Hurricane Sandy.

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Local football games moved to 6:30 p.m. Friday

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Local high school football games have been moved up an hour tonight

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UNCW to discuss tuition, fee increase

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Trustees reviewed process at Friday’s board meeting

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More details on Figure 8 drowning

Friday, October 26th, 2012

By Brian Freskos
Brian.Freskos@StarNewsOnline.com

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — Around 2 a.m. on April 22, Benjamin Williamson left a party on Figure Eight Island.

Having recently arrived from New York, he was headed back to his parent’s house less than a quarter-mile away, presumably to turn in for the night. He had alcohol and cocaine in his blood stream as he drove his rental car down a dark street wet with rain.

Williamson never made it home. Detectives believe he got lost. Likely disoriented, he turned off the main road and down a boat ramp, crashing into the water. Trapped, he drowned.

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