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Archive for December, 2013

UNCW soccer team recognized for academics

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

The UNCW men's soccer program was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for its success in the classroom as a NSCAA Team Academic Award recipient.

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NC Highway Patrol Sergeant and wife sue Brunswick Co. Sheriff for harassment and intimidation

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

A Highway Patrol Trooper along with his wife have filed a civil rights lawsuit against Brunswick County Sheriff Jon Ingram claiming he has deprived the couple of their right to free speech as well as inflicting emotional distress.

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FIRST ON 3: MLK Parade changing downtown route

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The 2014 MLK Parade is changing routes in January and will use Third and Fourth Streets instead of Front Street, according to organizer Hollis Briggs.

Last MLK Day, the parade moved from its longtime home on Castle Street to Front Street to get more people to come downtown. However, it blocked traffic for some of the businesses on Front Street and a few were against doing it again in January.

Briggs says the new route will look more like the Azalea Festival Parade route, starting at Red Cross and Third, moving south on Third to Princess, then from Princess up Fourth Street.

For more information on the whole weekend of events, go to http://www.mlkjrcelebration-senc10.com/index.htm

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Thalian Association offers sweet treat for the holidays

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

A beloved book and movie takes a turn on the stage. Thalian Association is performing Willy Wonka.

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Berger’s drug case continued until January

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger’s court case on a drug charge has been continued until next year.

Berger was due in court today for his charge of possession of schedule II drugs, but his attorney Buddy Allard says the case was continued until Jan. 16.

Berger was charged with the possession charge, as well as DWI, Dec. 6 after Wilmington Police say Berger was found passed out in the driver’s seat of a car in the middle of Masonboro Loop Road. Berger is scheduled for court on the DWI and another traffic infraction from the incident Feb. 20.

The drug possession charge is a felony. If convicted, Berger would lose his seat on the county commission under state law.

Berger is also slated for a Jan. 29 trial on a DWI charge from Dec. 2012.

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