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Archive for July, 2013

FIRST ON 3: Local NAACP holding Trayvon Martin rally Saturday

Friday, July 19th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The local NAACP announced last night that it will be holding a “Peace for Trayvon” rally Saturday.

It’ll be at the 1898 Memorial at 5 p.m.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin in a highly publicized trial in Florida.

The Wilmington Journal is co-sponsoring the event.

More info at naacpnhc.com

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More mosquitos buzzing around after recent rains

Friday, July 19th, 2013

More mosquitos are buzzing around the area due to the large amount of rain we've recently seen.

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Lawn care business owner charged for having $75k in stolen equipment

Friday, July 19th, 2013

A lawn care business owner in Brunswick County is facing charges for the possession of more than $75,000 worth of stolen lawn equipment.

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Things to do: Catch some wave action

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Wahine Classic rides into Wrightsville Beach

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Saffo to run unopposed as municipal filing ends

Friday, July 19th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo drew a lot of criticism for standing out in front of the city's efforts to build a publicly-funded baseball stadium last year. It led many critics to make statements that they would remember come the next election. It looks like it won't matter.

When filing for municipal elections ended today at noon, Saffo's was the only name on the list to run for mayor. The Wilmington native and UNCW grad was among the first to sign up for November's election when filing period began July 5. Saffo is seeking his fourth full term in office. Council appointed him to the position in 2006 when Spence Broadhurst resigned.

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