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Archive for December, 2012

Candelight vigil scheduled in Elizabethtown for shooting victims

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — Elizabethtown Baptist Church along with the Elizabethtown Fire Department will hold a candlelight vigil on the lawn of the Bladen County Courthouse Monday at 5:30 pm. Everyone is invited to attend the vigil.

In the event of inclement weather, the vigil will move to Elizabethtown Middle School’s gymnasium on Highway 701 South.

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Skimmer trawlers won’t need turtle excluder devices

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Skimmer-trawl operators will not be required to outfit their nets with turtle-excluder devices.

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Wilmington children’s center sending ‘love’ to Newtown

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — T-Muffin, a Wilmington Center for kids and parents, is putting together "boxes of love" to send to families in Newtown, CT.

The kids at the art center will be making heart-based crafts to send. Everyone is invited to get crafty at the center on Tuesday and Friday from 9am until 12pm.

If you’re not able to make the crafts there, T-Muffin encourages kids to make their own heart-based artwork at home or in school and bring it by the center to be included in the packaged.

For more information on the center, click here.

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Wilmington sweepstakes remain open despite court ruling

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday the state can outlaw video sweepstakes parlors.

North Carolina’s highest court says the state can outlaw video sweepstakes parlors because they don’t have the same free speech protections given to video games.

“I’m pleased every member of the Supreme Court chose to uphold the law the General Assembly passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support,” N.C. Senate President Pro-Tem Phil Berger said in a news release Friday. “Now that the question is settled, I expect our law enforcement officials will begin enforcing the law.”

Despite the ruling, sweepstakes parlors in Wilmington remain open.

A manager at Cyberspot on N. College Road, who did not want to speak on camera, says the store will stay open through, at least, a 20-day grace period until January 3rd.

He says the store is beginning the process of adjusting its business model to comply with the ruling.
He adds the thought of so many employees out of work, especially right after Christmas, is upsetting.

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Brunswick County students show generosity through donations

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

There is also much more giving in Brunswick County Schools this holiday season.

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