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Archive for December, 2013

Coastal Cupcakes closing retail operations

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Usually when you mention “bittersweet” and “cupcake” in the same sentence your mouth begins to water, but it might be your eyes that water when you hear the word combo next time.

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National group weighs in on ‘The Color Purple’ debate

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — For the last few months the Brunswick County Board of Education has read through literature from both sides of ‘The Color Purple’ debate, and now a national group is chiming in with their own passage.

Earlier this year a West Brunswick honor student, a number of parents, and Commissioner Pat Sykes asked the Brunswick County Schools to close the book on ‘The Color Purple’. That request raised more than a few eyebrows.

“This is the first time we’ve defended the color purple in a long time and I think that shows you in part is sort of a book that’s classic and beyond reproach in a way that it’s a part of the advanced placement curriculum,” said Acacia O’Connor of the National Coalition Against Censorship.

At the center of the controversy is a chapter of the book in which author Alice Walker vividly describes a rape, and if appropriate for AP high school english students.

“If the students are mature enough to handle the dialogue and the concept of the book then everybody else should be fine with it,” said Alanna Davis. “I don’t think it’s sheltering but you’re not allowing them to express themselves and tell us what they’re able to handle.”

“No one is done a service by having things kept from their view that’s the point of education,” said O’Connor.

Brunswick County Superintendent Dr. Edward Pruden recently supported the inclusion of the book in the curriculum. Dr. Pruden’s decision was echoed by one Brunswick County counselor.

“I don’t see a problem with the book,” said Davis. “There was a controversy when the book came out and when the movie came out. That was a different time this is the year 2013 going on the year 2014.”

WWAY spoke to board of education president Charlie Miller who politely declined comment until after the appeals process has played out.

WWAY also reached out to commissioner Pat Sykes who is challenging the book, but she has yet to return our calls.

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EUE Screen Gems wants you to email state leaders

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

EUE Screen Gems launches a campaign to encourage state leaders to keep the film incentive program.

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Randy to the Rescue: Stocking Stuffers

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC, (WWAY) — You might have all the gifts under the tree, but the stockings may still be a little too skinny.

Finding little things for kids is one thing, but what about the big kids?

For some stocking stuffer ideas for the adults, here’s Randy to the rescue.


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Armed robbers demand money, drugs from elderly couple

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

A pair of armed men broke into a home in the 500 block of Carolina Inlet Acres Drive

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