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Archive for June, 2014

Trademark board rules against Redskins name

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

The ruling announced Wednesday comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year.

The decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is similar to one it issued in 1999. That ruling was overturned in 2003 in large part on a technicality because the courts decided that the plaintiffs were too old.

The new case was launched in 2006 by a younger group of Native Americans. A hearing was held in March 2013.

Just like last time, the Redskins can retain their trademark protection during an appeal.

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Wilmington City Council unanimously passes 2014-15 budget, 1 cent; property tax increase

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Wilmington City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the city's $145 million budget for 2014-15. This comes with a 1 cent property tax increase for all residents in the city limits.

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Wilmington man loses arm in crash, driver wanted

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

JOHNSTON COUNTY, NC (WTVD) — An 18-year-old man from Wilmington had his arm severed in a crash in Johnston County Tuesday evening.

It happened in the westbound lanes of I-40 at mile marker 334.

The Highway Patrol told ABC11 that a car ran off road to left, adjusted, overcorrected, and ran off road to left again. The car then hit the median guide wires.

The passenger, 18-year-old Zachary Hunter, had his arm severed by the guide wire.

The driver, 31-year-old Brad Venticinque (pictured), of Wilmington, fled the scene. Authorities are still looking for him at last report. He was described as a white male with multiple tattoos and short hair.

Click here to read more at ABC11.com


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City Council votes to approve purchase of new trash vehicles

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to approve a big purchase of new trash compactors from Carolina Environmental Systems out of Kernersville, NC.

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Rescue horse begins rehab

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

After 54 horses were discovered at a home in Sampson County, volunteers from the Wilmington area jumped in to help rehabilitate the ailing horses.

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