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Archive for June, 2013

Public can speak on Titan America’s request for revised air quality permit

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The NC Division of Air Quality has scheduled a public hearing for August 5th on Titan America's request for a revised air quality permit regarding the proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne. The hearing is scheduled for 6-10pm in Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW campus.

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This Day In NC History: A Hollerin’ Contest in Sampson County

Friday, June 28th, 2013

On June 28, 1969, the first National Hollerin’ Contest was held in Spivey’s Corner in Sampson County.

The contest is the product of the farm culture of the Sandhills region. Before the advent of the telephone, yelling loudly, or hollering, was the primary way farmers and neighbors communicated in rural North Carolina. As new technologies made communication easier, the practice began to disappear.

The idea for the contest grew out of a conversation on a local radio program. The contest’s two goals were to preserve agricultural heritage and attract tourists to a struggling region. Though Spivey’s Corner only had about 50 residents in 1969, the first contest attracted between 2,000 and 3,000 visitors and garnered national media attention from North Carolina’s own Charles Kuralt and others. The contest’s first winner was 70-year-old Dewey Jackson. For his prize-wining rendition of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” Jackson earned an appearance on The Tonight Show and a congratulatory letter from President Richard Nixon.

The annual contest continues to draw large crowds to rural Sampson County and has expanded to a full day of family events.

For more about North Carolina’s history, arts and culture, visit Cultural Resources online at www.ncdcr.gov

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Carolina Beach faces lawsuit for negligence

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The Town of Carolina Beach is facing a lawsuit brought on by the family of a teen from Raleigh who drowned in the area in 2011.

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NC prosecutors oppose prisoner home releases

Friday, June 28th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina prosecutors are asking Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration to scrap a program that allows some minimum-security inmates to make home visits as their release date nears.

The Conference of District Attorneys says the state’s program puts public safety at risk and denies justice to the families of those wronged by the inmates’ crimes. An analysis of a recent weekend compiled by the conservative Civitas Institute for the district attorneys found 149 convicted felons were allowed to leave prison facilities. Of those, 36 were convicted of murder.

McCrory’s administration defends the practice. Corrections Commissioner David Guice said the program helps inmates transition into life outside prison. He said inmates are carefully evaluated before entering the program.

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

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Despite cease fire, more shots in Wilmington

Friday, June 28th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Just hours after area clergy joined police to call for a cease fire of gun violence in Wilmington, more shots were fired in the Port City.

WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says the city’s ShotSpotter system picked up eight shots in the 900 block of Greenfield Street around 7:15 last night.

Investigators say the shooting involved people in two cars shooting at each other. Witnesses say they saw a charcoal colored Mazda or Nissan car in the shooting.

Police say they are receiving tips from the community, but they have not made any arrests in the case.

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