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Archive for January, 2013

Noisy nuisance: neighbors complain about nightly fireworks

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Neighbors in one Wilmington community are complaining about a noisy nuisance.

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Castle Hayne nonprofit offers barbecue lunch

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Price is $6 per plate, and free delivery on Saturday, Feb. 2, will be available for five or more plates.

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Transportation panel backs broader truck ban on city streets

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The resolution supported an existing ban on much of Market Street, while adding portions of Grace Street, Princess Place Drive, 16th Street and 17th Street.

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Local eugenics victim speaks out

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — They became unwilling victims after their home state deemed them unfit to reproduce. Now 39 years after the Eugenics program ended they are being given a voice inside of the state house.

“I can’t understand why did the state do what they did to us,” said Elnora Mills. “I don’t know why they did it to us.”

When Elnora Mills was 16-year-old she says she went to the doctor for appendicitis, and while in surgery doctors performed a eugenics procedure on her.

She was unaware that any such procedure had been performed until years later when she and her husband tried to have children.

“When I went to the OBG doctor and I told him we were trying to have children,” said Mills. “He examined me and he told me I was sterilized.”

Mills was devastated to find out that her dream of having children would never be realized. She says she often wonders how her life could have been different had this procedure not been forced on her.

“I would be happy,” said Mills. “I know I would have grandkids and kids and so it’s lonesome.”

State Representative Susi Hamilton tried to ease her suffering by sponsoring a bill that would give the Eugenics victims a settlement of $50,000, but Elnora says she is skeptical that she or any of the other victims will ever see a dime.

“As long as Thom Goolsby and Bill Rabon do not pass this bill it’s going to go right back down the hill again,” said Mills. “In my opinion I think the state is waiting for us to go on and leave this earth because they won’t ever pay us.”

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STORMTRACK 3: Tornado Watch in effect, strong storms on the move

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Tornado Watch remains in effect for most of southeastern NC until 2:00 AM. A "watch" means that conditions are favorable for severe weather to develop. A strong cold front will push into eastern North Carolina late tonight. As the front pushes toward the coast, severe thunderstorms will be possible. An isolated tornado is possible as well. The highest chance of severe weather will occur between 10 PM and 2 AM. By dawn, the storm system will be offshore. 

Colder, drier air is expected Thursday and Friday.

Summary:

  • Gusty SW winds at 20-30 mph through early evening (a few gusts over 45 mph possible), with a few showers
  • Between 10 PM and 2 AM, possible severe thunderstorms.
  • Spotty power outages are possible tonight due to gusty winds.
  • Storm system exits the coast before sunrise

For the latest warnings, follow us on facebook and Twitter

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

 

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