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Archive for October, 2014

Jones and Waddell face off for rural House seat

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Rep. Ken Waddell (D) says during his first term in Raleigh, he’s worked across the aisle to advocate for the needs back home, but Brenden Jones (R) contends his affiliation with the majority party would best serve the people of House District 46.

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5 busted in Bladen Co. on various drug-related charges

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Five people were arrested Thursday morning during two separate probation searches by county and state officials.

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Wilmington Academy puts a fun twist on chemistry

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Middle school students at the Wilmington Academy of Arts Science took a break from their usual classroom lectures to celebrate “Mole Day.”

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Cemetery owner: ‘It’s my issue and my fault’

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A local cemetery is finally getting cleaned up after years of complaints of neglect. The cemetery’s owner said it’s his fault the issues took so long to fix.

Earlier this month, the North Carolina Cemetery Commission appointed new management to the Calvary Memorial Cemetery on North 11th Street, following five years of complaints about conditions. Cemetery owner Jack Krupicka said they are now moving forward and fixing the area.

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry. We’re going to fix it. We’re going to make it look nice, and we’re going to do our best to have this to be a strong business for the community,” Krupicka said. “And it’s my issue and my fault, and we’re going to fix it.”

People like Cynthia Rush, who has several family members buried at the cemetery, said they’ve already noticed a change from what it used to be.

“The grounds were overgrown, and the old flowers were just left, and the trash cans were overflowing,” Rush said. “It makes me feel really good that someone finally cares about the final resting place.”


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City donates $45,000 worth of cars

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The City of Wilmington is donating more than $45,000 worth of vehicles this year to non-profits and charities. In doing so, however, the city is losing money.

At the council’s meeting this week, officials passed a resolution to donate 21 vehicles they considered surplus property to local non-profits in the area. These vehicles would have been sold online to recoup what the city said was about $45,000. In the city manager’s review of the resolution, he said there could be negative effects of the resolution if passed.

“This will cause the fleet fund to not have adequate revenue and result in higher leaser rates to the general fund and all other funds for the replacement vehicles,” City Manager Sterling Cheatham.

City officials now said they are looking to future plans.

“We’re gonna see what other cities are doing then staff will make a recommendation that council can then act on should they desire to change the policy,” city spokesperson Dylan Lee said.


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