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Archive for October, 2014

Techmoja Dance and Theater Co. to spotlight civil right era

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Music and spoken word of the civil rights era will be featured

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My turn: Transportation bond could bring several improvements

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

But it looks to me like we’ll be getting a lot of bang for our bucks if this thing passes. The city has many projects connected to this bond and, in my opinion, has done a nice job of spreading the projects geographically across the city.

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Bladen Co. deputies investigate fatal shooting

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies in Bladen County are investigating a shooting that killed a man early this morning.

Deputies were called to the 100 Block of Sammy Lane near Elizabethtown just before 2:30 a.m. for a report of someone shot, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. When they got there they found the victim lying in the front doorway of his home. Deputies tried to revive the victim, but they were unsuccessful.

Investigators say no one else was injured.

The victim’s name has not been released as family is notified.

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Teal Pumpkin Project created to help kids with allergies enjoy Halloween

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Even without the witches, wizards and goblins, Halloween can be very scary for children with food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project hopes to help raise awareness about this issue.

Luke Ertzberger, 9, is allergic to eggs, nuts, shellfish, dairy, dogs, cats and even grass. His allergies make Trick-or-Treating nearly impossible.

“It feels like I’m breathing through a little straw, and my throat swells up,” Luke said.

His mom, Heather, says this year their Halloween celebrating will be safe — thanks to the project.

“The deal is, is to paint or spray paint, however you want to get a pumpkin teal and put that pumpkin out in front of your house along with a sign that says you’re participating. And what that means is that you would have non-food treats for Halloween for kids that have food allergies,” Ertzberger said.

“For some kids, even just touching the candy can be dangerous. For most, if they got it, they would just have to get rid of it or trade it in order to participate, so this gives them a way to get their own treats and their pumpkins that they would be able to keep and to enjoy,” Ertzberger added.

But for kids like Luke, his allergies will not affect his Halloween spirit.

“When I was one, we started passing out candy to places like nursing homes and offices instead of doing trick-or-treating because of my food allergies,” Luke said.

To learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project, click here for more information.

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Residents train for nuclear meltdown

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The odds of a nuclear event occurring in the Wilmington area may seem extremely remote. But it could happen.

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