Lynn Shoemaker

Local - April 7
5:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

WOW Moves its Protest Site to Wilmington Hobby Lobby

WOW's supporters included 25 sign-bearing, local women's rights activists and humanists.

This week marks the fortieth consecutive Monday lunch-hour protest of Women Organizing for Wilmington, or WOW*. Since last summer, this grassroots group has been championing women’s rights and public education causes on a weekly basis, whether outside Senator Goolsby’s downtown office, or before the New Hanover County courthouse. But, WOW* has now left downtown altogether--to protest outside the Hobby Lobby at Hanover Center.

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Local - October 28
5:00 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Area Teachers Plan "Walk In" Demonstration

Participating teachers will wear red to symbolize their solidarity.

For several weeks, Facebook has been buzzing with speculation of a North Carolina public educator walkout to take place next Monday. Teachers and education activists are hoping to shine attention on recent legislative measures including what they say is decreased spending per pupil, a new pay-for-performance system, increased standardized testing and insufficient educator compensation. However, locally, the demonstration will likely take the form of a teacher “walk in,” during which teachers will all wear red and walk into school together.

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Local - 07/12/2013
4:28 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Pro-Choice Protesters Will Return to Goolsby's Office

Along with picket signs, protesters brought motorcycles and helmets along to WOW's second protest, which took place outside Senator Thom Goolsby's office on Monday, July 15.

Protests outside the Wilmington law office of State Senator Thom Goolsby are going to continue – at least for the near-term.  Last Monday, protestors rallied to contest the Republican senator’s support of abortion restrictions. After Thursday’s passage of Senate Bill 353, members of the group behind the protest--Women Organizing for Wilmington, or WOW—say they’re determined to demonstrate every Monday.

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