Katie O'Reilly

Local-July 19, 2013
9:56 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Youths Bolster Recycled Oyster Reef-Building Efforts at St. James Plantation

The Boys and Girls Club of Southport takes a splashy break from carefully placing erosion-curbing oyster shells along the banks of the waterway.

A motley assortment of retirees, marine biology students and children gathered yesterday at the St. James Plantation to help build wildlife-protective reefs along the waterway’s banks. St. James residents have worked on this project with UNCW’s Center for Marine Sciences since 2007. This year, the Boys and Girls Club of Southport joined in on the effort, too.

"How’s everybody doing? Do we need a little help?"

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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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