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Archive for June, 2013

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge expected to go up for Diligence

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

If you're heading in or out of Wilmington Tuesday night, you may want to avoid the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. It will be going up to let the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence make its way back to its homeport.

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Historic Wilmington Foundation adds sites to list of threatened historic places

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Historic Wilmington Foundation announced its 2013 Most Threatened Historic Places List today.

Among the locations to join the threatened list is the Dubois Boatwright House at 14 South 3rd Street.

Historic Wilmington Foundation Executive Director George Edwards says it is vitally important to preserve these buildings for future generations.

“Tthey help say who we are and where we’ve come from, and if we don’t save those buildings and look at solutions for saving them, and those sites, then we are all going to be the poorer,” Edwards said.

Edwards says these sites are what make Wilmington unique. He is hopeful that several places on the list, including the Dubois Boatwright House will be saved.

2013 Most Threatened Historic Places List
New listings:
Dubois Boatwright House, 14 S. 13th Street, Wilmington
Fowler House, 226 S. Front Street, Wilmington
Historic Wood Windows, Lower Cape Fear Region
Affordable Historic Small Houses, Wilmington
Rosenwald Schools, Pender County
Wooden Markers, Cemeteries, Brunswick County

Watch list:
St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, St. Helena
Burgaw Jail

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NC senator: Voter ID bill moving ahead with ruling

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A key leader in the North Carolina General Assembly says voter identification legislation will pick up steam again because the US Supreme Court has struck down part of the Voting Rights Act.

Senate Rules Committee Chairman Tom Apodaca said Tuesday a bill will come out next week now that justices have ruled a key provision of the federal law cannot be enforced unless Congress changes rules on which areas of the country still need to be monitored.

A voter ID bill was approved by the House in April but has sat in Apodaca’s committee ever since. He said Senate leaders were waiting for Tuesday’s ruling before moving ahead. The ruling means any statewide election law does not need advance approval from federal attorneys or judges before being implemented.

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

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Store clerk fights off would-be robber with spray cleaner

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

SUPPLY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County store clerk fended off a would-be robber this weekend with an interesting tool.

Surveillance video shows a man with a knife demanding money from a clerk at the Minute Man Food Mart in Supply Sunday night. When the clerk decides to stand his ground and threatens the crook with a can of cleaner, the man takes off.

Anyone with information should call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

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James Kenan’s Marcelias Sutton commits to N.C. State

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Sutton also held offers from East Carolina, UNC-Charlotte, N.C. Central and N.C. A&T.

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