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Archive for May, 2013

Wilmington Sharks add three to roster

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The Wilmington Sharks announced today the signing of three Presbyterian College (SC) Blue Hose hurlers for the 2013 season. Left-hander Beau Dees and right-handers Chad White and Bud Jeter will be in their first season with the Coastal Plain League and look to add a lot of depth to the Sharks pitching staff.

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Boy Scouts accept openly gay boys

Friday, May 24th, 2013

GRAPEVINE, Texas (WWAY) — The Boy Scouts of America National Council voted 61 percent in favor of allowing openly gay young men into the club, on Thursday.

“I don’t have a problem with you being gay, but I don’t want women in the Boy Scouts, I don’t want gays in the Boy Scouts,” Thurman Burgess, a former Wilmington Boy Scout said.

With the lift of the ban, Burgess says the organization should not be called the Boy Scouts of America any longer.

“Just say we have scouts. Let anyone in who wants to be in it, but if its boy scouts, leave it Boy Scouts,” Burgess said.

Burgess goes on to say that he also feels this decision may place Scouts at risk.

“Predators find those opportunities to ease into situations and make gays and lesbians look like they are all predators,” Burgess feels.

There are also concerns that the decision will in turn obligate the Boy Scout leaders to teach sexuality to our youth.

“We will be required to teach homosexuality to young boys, as young as six, and have to explain to them what that is. I think that sexual discussion needs to be at home with the parents,” Brad Kiser, a Cub Scout parent said.

Others support the decision and say a male’s sexuality should not be a factor in joining the 100 year old organization.

“I don’t think it should be a concern of anyone else’s,” Walker Payne, of Wilmington said.

Jennifer Tyrell, a former pack leader believes “it is a small step in the right direction, but huge in other ways.”

The change will be effective at the start of next year.

The decision does not reverse the ban on gay scout leaders.

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Wreck after police chase leaves debris scattered for blocks

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Princess Place blocked off after high speed chase ends in crash.

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NC officials: Inmate disappeared from work release

Friday, May 24th, 2013

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) – Authorities are searching for an inmate at Lincoln Correctional Center who disappeared from a work release program.

The N.C. Department of Corrections said 38-year-old Ronald Billings was last seen around 2:45 p.m. Thursday at a work location in Lincolnton.

Officials said Billings was serving a seven-year prison sentence for breaking and entering, forgery and other property crimes. His projected release date is February 2015.

Billings has ties to Morganton and Alleghany County, as well as out of state.

The department said anyone who has seen Billings, or has information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to call local police or Lincoln Correctional Center at 704-735-0485.

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

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Princess Place between 26th and 30th streets blocked off

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Princess Place blocked off after high speed chase ends in crash.

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