Wilmington

Local
3:49 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

UNCW Partnering with Art for the Masses

In the Cultural Arts building at UNCW, Chancellor Gary Miller announced that the university will now be housing the Wilmington event Art for the Masses.

UNCW will be the permanent home for a Wilmington tradition called Art for the Masses.

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Local
11:56 am
Fri March 16, 2012

250 Protesters Gather After NHCo. Commission Balks

About 250 people showed up at River Front Park in downtown Wilmington yesterday for a protest. They took issue with the New Hanover County Commission’s unanimous rejection of an almost $9,000 family planning grant from the state earlier this week. 

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Local
7:07 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Local Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

By en:United States Post Office Department (scanned stamp) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Saturday morning 700 girls from New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Gordon-Low. 

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Local
3:44 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Anti-Marriage Amendment Rally Draws Crowd in Wilmington

About 100 people attended the Race to the Ballot final rally in Wilmington's Riverfront Park on Friday, March 2.
Wilmington Faith and Values

On the North Carolina primary ballot in May, voters will see an amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman as the only domestic legal union recognized in the state.

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Local
2:06 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Wilmington's Temple of Israel Installs New Rabbi

Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky scoots into place in the Torah procession before his installation on Friday.
Amanda Greene Wilmington Faith and Values

Wilmington’s Temple of Israel, North Carolina’s oldest Jewish house of worship, recently installed its 18th rabbi since the congregation’s beginnings in 1876.

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Local
11:53 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Lockdown Lifted at three NHCo. School Buildings

 

Three school buildings in Wilmington were put on lockdown for about an hour this morning. New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies secured Hoggard High School on Shipyard Boulevard, along with Roland-Grise Middle School and the learning center adjacent to Roland-Grise.

Sergeant Jerry Brewer says the lockdown was in response to a bomb threat at a nearby Liberty Healthcare building on South 41st Street. Once the police checked the area and cleared the threat, the three school buildings were reopened around noon. 

Local
2:42 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame Welcomes New Inductees

Lenny Simpson, Jr.

The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame announced its newest inductees this week. 

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Local
4:52 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Growth at the Ports: Wilmington Sees More Agricultural Shipments

Aerial view of the port of Wilmington

North Carolina’s ports saw increased shipment volumes last year. WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that container movements were up 11 percent over 2010 and general breakbulk cargo amounts increased by 8 percent.

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Local
2:31 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Emergency Responders Gather for Trauma Symposium

Joplin, Missouri after last year's devastating tornadoes

Emergency responders and other healthcare providers are gathering Friday and Saturday for the 23rd annual Trauma and Emergency Symposium in downtown Wilmington. 

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Local
6:00 am
Sun February 5, 2012

Judge in Wilmington Denies Bond for Woman Arrested in Beheading Plot

The defense team for Nevine Aly Elshiekh, Linda Moreno, at left, and Charles Swift, at right, plan to appeal.
Sara Clark Wilmington Faith and Values

On Friday, a federal judge in Wilmington denied bond for a Raleigh Muslim woman who was arrested in late January for her alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire beheading plot. 

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