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Archive for September, 2014

Former football star preaches alcohol abstinence in Pender County

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Former NFL and collegiate quarterback Roman Gabriel III visited several Pender County schools with District Attorney Ben David Friday.

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Wilmington at 275 – A look at events that changed the city

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

StarNews reporter Ben Steelman looks back at some of the key events in the city’s 275-year history.

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Semi driver charged for roll over

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There’s new information on the accident that tied up traffic for six hours at a busy Wilmington intersection Thursday afternoon.

The driver of the semi that rolled over and knocked out a traffic light pole is now facing charges.

Wilmington police said that Randy Lee Rose, 52, of Burgaw failed to negotiate the curb, causing the accident on the north end of Carolina Beach road at Burnett Boulevard and South 3rd Street.

No on was hurt during the accident.

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Former football player preaches alcohol abstinence in Pender County

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Former NFL and collegiate quarterback Roman Gabriel III visited several Pender County schools with District Attorney Ben David Friday.

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Wilmington celebrates “Park”ing Day downtown

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Mini parks filled parking spaces throughout the streets of downtown Wilmington today.

It’s an international event called Parking day. Organizations took over parking spaces with their own creation of a little park to promote the use of urban space.

Wilmington Downtown Incorporated says the event started in San Francisco in 2005. This year Wilmington had 10 organizations that took up parking spaces all over downtown. WDI rented out the spaces from the city to promote the need for more urban parks.

Ariel Chornsbay with the Sustainability Technologies’ mini park says this concept works much better than a flyer.

“We’re taking up a parking spot that people aren’t used to seeing,” Chornsbay said. “They are used to seeing a car there. So, immediately that abnormality of the whole situation gives us the opportunity to speak directly to somebody about parks.”

City leaders have also pushed for more green space downtown. The city has bought land next to PPD for a park. The city has even considered turning the Water Street parking deck into a park.

This is the fourth year Wilmington has participated in the international event and WDI says they plan to continue taking part in the coming years.

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