Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says we need people working and paying taxes, not jailed in a cell, which costs tens of thousands of dollars per incarcerated person. His remarks prefaced the public update of the Blue Ribbon Commission’s mission: to build a community where the youth are safe, healthy, educated, and successful.
The school band at Wilmington’s D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy is poised to gain about a hundred sixth- and seventh-grade musicians, thanks to a huge donation of instruments. Students, parents, school board members and local elected officials are gathering for a ceremony Friday in the school’s auditorium to witness the unveiling of each instrument, and thank donor Bob Moulton, owner of the Durham-based National Pawn store chain. And this is just one of many new opportunities available to students of the recently-reopened D. C. Virgo School.