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Archive for July, 2014

Leland mulls change to financial donation policy

Friday, July 18th, 2014

But it’s a longtime rule of the town that the council can’t help nonprofits or clubs by providing funds

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Conservative political group talks film incentives

Friday, July 18th, 2014

AFP’s North Carolina chapter opposes the extension of the incentives

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WPD lieutenant becomes airport chief in Jacksonville

Friday, July 18th, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A former Wilmington Police lieutenant is the new police chief at Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville.

Renado Prince was sworn in yesterday.

Prince, who grew up in Brunswick County, is a military veteran and worked his way up at WPD as a patrolman and a crime scene investigator before he was promoted to lieutenant after five years. As a lieutenant he was the director of the special operations division, the criminal investigation division and director of patrol services, including K-9, boat unit and air operations.

“The military teaches us to seek greater responsibility as we progress,” Prince said. “Naturally I sought to continue to move up, however there must be an opening. Unfortunately there were not many slots to which I could be promoted. When I saw the opening for a chief position at Albert J. Ellis, it just seemed like a natural progression, so I applied. I am here by the grace of God.”

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Uproar: Self-published poet laureate in NC resigns

Friday, July 18th, 2014

MARTHA WAGGONER
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s poet laureate is resigning amid criticism of the governor for choosing a writer with just two self-published books.

In a letter dated Thursday, Valerie Macon said she’s resigning because she didn’t want the negative attention her appointment has raised to distract from that prominent post.

She says she remains passionate about the mission of poetry to touch all people, regardless of their education or social status.

When McCrory chose Macon last week, he bypassed the traditional selection process that involved the North Carolina Arts Council. That drew criticism from the state’s established writers, including the four previous poets laureate.

McCrory says he’s reluctantly accepting Macon’s resignation.

Macon is a disability examiner for the state whose poems reflect her interest in helping the homeless.

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

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Victim pistol-whipped in Thursday night robbery

Friday, July 18th, 2014

A robbery victim who was pistol-whipped was treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Thursday

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