Wilmington

Weekend pro-baseball rally draws crowd

May 21, 2012
By Tage Olsin

On Saturday, around 100 people showed up at Innis Park, next to City Hall to support a baseball stadium coming to Wilmington.

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

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. 

Local Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Mar 8, 2012
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. 

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.

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.

 

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. 

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

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.

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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