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Archive for January, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERT:Cape Fear Memorial Bridge down to one lane in each direction Wednesday

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge down to one lane in each direction Wednesday Jan. 22.

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New summer program designed to curb violence

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce joined forces with the Wilmington Chamber Foundation to announce a new program designed to keep kids off the streets during summer months. During a breakfast with community leaders and business professionals, they served up the details.

During the summer months, children typically find themselves with too much free time, which research shows can often lead to bad behavior. That’s why the launch of the Youth Enrichment Zone Summer Initiative is a needed program in the community according to Connie Majure-Rhett from the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.

“It literally is designed to give children in the morning of the summer educational enrichment and in the afternoon other activity enrichment,” Majure-Rhett said.

But the program, which is designed to keep kids busy and surrounded by positive role models, will cost money. This morning the Chamber of Commerce and Wilmington Chamber Foundation called on District Attorney Ben David to share what he sees in the courtroom and his ideas for curbing violence. He challenged attendees to pledge time and money to get the program off the ground.

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NC NAACP: Charges dropped against 50 protesters

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says Wake County prosecutors have dismissed criminal charges against more than 50 people arrested last year while protesting at the state legislature.

NACCP President William Barber says lawyers representing the protesters were told Wednesday that charges were being dropped against those arrested at the Moral Monday protest May 20. Barber says the cases were dismissed after two protesters tried Tuesday were acquitted by District Court Judge Joy Hamilton.

District Attorney Colon Willoughby did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

More than 930 people were arrested last year at weekly rallies protesting the conservative polices of Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican-led General Assembly. Barber said 31 defendants have been acquitted so far, with 26 found guilty.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Hammerheads form partnership with Toronto FC

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today that they have formed an affiliate partnership with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer. As the official USL PRO affiliate of Toronto FC, the Hammerheads will receive a minimum of four MLS-contracted players for the 2014 USL PRO regular season.

 

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Diamond Hawks picked to win CAA

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

UNCW, which has captured the past two CAA baseball regular-season titles, has been picked to win the conference championship in 2014 according to a vote of the league's head baseball coaches.

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