Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather



Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for July, 2014

Bill introduced to rename Wilmington post office after Meadowlark Lemon

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A bill to rename a Wilmington post office after Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon was introduced in Washington DC Tuesday.

More: continued here

Panthers WR Benjamin feels ‘like a new man’

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014


Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin says he woke up Tuesday morning feeling “like a new man” and plans to play in preseason games.


More: continued here

Jones files bill to rename Wilmington post office after Meadowlark Lemon

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Rep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) today introduced a bill to name a Wilmington post office after basketball star and Port City native Meadowlark Lemon.

Jones’s bill would designate the US Post Office at 314 Lennon Drive in Wilmington as the “Meadowlark Lemon Post Office.”

“Eastern North Carolina is proud to have been the childhood home of one of the most famous basketball players of our generation,” Rep. Jones said in a statement. “Not only did Meadowlark Lemon achieve great success as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, he is well-known for his motivational speaking and work to benefit young people. It is only appropriate to honor him with a post office in his hometown of Wilmington.”

Known as the “Crown Prince of Basketball,” Lemon was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters for more than 26 seasons. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.


More: continued here

Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Lawyers challenging North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.

American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina legal director Chris Brook said Tuesday the group will file motions within days asking a US District Court judge in Greensboro to rule based on Monday’s decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. The ACLU represents same-sex couples in two of the four cases challenging the ban that are currently pending in the state.

The 4th Circuit includes North Carolina. Attorney General Roy Cooper says it would be futile for his office to continue defending the law following the Virginia ruling. Supporters of the ban are vowing to continue the fight.

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


More: continued here

Film incentives included in compromise budget

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger said the new budget includes $10 million for the film incentive program.

More: continued here



News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina