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Archive for November, 2013

First females earn the title of ‘grunt’

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

They felt that they owed it not only to themselves, but to Marines past, present and future.

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Wilmington headlines quickly moved on from JFK

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The top story in the Nov. 22, 1963, edition of the Wilmington Morning Star was “JFK Tours Tex., Talks Politics.”

By the afternoon, The Wilmington News ran with the banner headline “KENNEDY SLAIN IN TEX.”

In the days following the assassination, the headlines for the two papers moved from funeral plans, to Oswald slain, to the burial of JFK.

The two papers later combined to form the StarNews. Scott Nunn writes the “Back Then” series in the paper now, where he combs the archives looking for interesting stories of the past and trends in coverage. He says the Wilmington media moved on quickly from the assassination story.

“In a sense the JFK, at least the burial and assasination part, was quickly being put behind,” Nunn said. “That surprised me how quickly the news seemed to be moving along.”

Click here to see what else Nunn found out about local coverage of the assassination at StarNewsOnline.com

By Nov. 27, 1963, the JFK headlines were replaced by the new president, Lyndon B. Johnson, his plan to address congress and local news.

By the way, WWAY would not hit the air until the fall of 1964.

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Wilmington to be recognized as a Coast Guard City for 3rd time

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Wilmington will officially be recognized as a Coast Guard City for the third time early next week.

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CHARGED: Student caught with drugs on school bus

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

A student in Pender County was charged Thursday after having marijuana on a school bus with the intent to sell or deliver the drugs.

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Brunswick County woman faces robbery, kidnapping charges

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

A woman from Bolivia in Brunswick County faces a high bond after being charged with robbing two people in the Supply area Thursday.

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