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Archive for January, 2013

Local response to Presidents second term

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Local response to Presidents second term

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — In Wilmington thousands took to the streets to honor Doctor Martin Luther King. We asked members of the crowd what they hope for as the president’s took the oath of office.

“I for one am completely excited, sorry that I couldn’t make it there in person,” Francine Rich said. “ I think that the country decided to give him a second chance to carry out the things he promised in the first term. So, I am excited about him carrying out exactly what he started to do.”

Some we spoke with are happy about the presidents new term but hoping to avoid the problems of the last one.

“I hope in general that they will all start to compromise a little better together,” Jayne Stasser told WWAY.

“One thing I hope for, I hope republicans will work with Obama this term more than they did last term so they can accomplish more,” Paige Ahhee said.

Others say during this term, the president needs to shift his focus.

“Last term, he did pull out of the war, but I feel a lot of things that he wanted weren’t for the betterment of the nation,” Jonathan Brody expressed.

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Emancipation Proclamation subject of UNCW lecture

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The program is free and open to the public.

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Region briefs – Seagate park meeting planned; input sought on proposed greenway

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The city of Wilmington will hold a public meeting for the future Seagate area park this week.

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Nash County receives $1 million for plant costs

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) – Sanderson Farms has given more than $1 million to Nash County to compensate for the costs of trying to bring a chicken processing plant to the county.

The reimbursement was received in a letter from Bob Billingsley, director of development and engineering for Sanderson Farms.

Sanderson Farms officials said in November that they wouldn’t to open a large-scale chicken processing plant in Nash County on N.C. 97 just north of the Wilson County line. The company cited legal challenges that could delay the project.

County Commissioner Robbie Davis presented the letter during a county commissioners’ retreat Friday at the Golden LEAF Foundation’s retreat center in Rocky Mount.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wilmington’s MLK Day parade

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Hundreds turn out for Wilmington’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade

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