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  • Crucial East Coast highway bridge closed

    06/04/2014 10:01:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Newsday.com ^ | June 4, 2014 | Randall Chase (Associated Press)
    WILMINGTON, Del. - (AP) -- Highway engineers say a crucial bridge on the Eastern Seaboard's interstate highway system could imperil drivers if traffic is allowed back on it. The bridge, near Wilmington, Delaware, was closed Monday when its support pillars were found to be tilting. The Interstate 495 bridge won't reopen anytime soon, highway officials said Tuesday, and the 90,000 vehicles that cross it every day are being diverted onto the main north highway, I-95, further overloading one of the most crowded arteries in America.
  • Hello Stranger ... Want To Have Sex?

    05/07/2014 8:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Controversy has once again hit the campus of UNC-Wilmington. This time it's not my fault. The controversy is actually the fault of a student. His crime is simple: He decided to behave like a feminist behaves every day on campuses all across America. Unfortunately for him, he chose to do so without the proper genitalia and without the approval of the UNCW Women's Resource Center. I was introduced to the controversy shortly after a student of mine finished taking her final exam of the semester. After she had left my 2 pm exam, she came into my 3:30 class and,...
  • Standing at the Summitt

    04/09/2014 8:26:04 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 9, 2014T | Mike Adams
    Today, I write with some good news some of you may have already heard. On March 20, in Greenville, N.C., a federal jury unanimously sided with me in my claims that the University of North Carolina–Wilmington (UNCW) violated federal law in a 2006 promotion decision. Specifically, the jury found that my First Amendment–protected speech was a “substantial or motivating factor” in the defendants’ decision not to promote me to full professor. They also found that defendants could not prove they would have made the same decision in the absence of my speech activity. The case now moves to the judge...
  • Religious Profiling at UNC

    04/03/2014 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 3, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Dr. Mike Adams teaches crime — but he never dreamed he’d be the victim of one. Unfortunately for the assistant professor, that all changed when his ideology did. When he was hired as a criminology expert 21 years ago, Adams was an avowed and outspoken atheist — a worldview that was shaken to the core when Mike went to visit a prisoner on death row in 2000. The convict, a mentally handicapped man, had read the entire Bible — something Adams had never done. He resolved then and there to change that —...
  • Standing at the Summit

    03/28/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Today, I write with some good news some of you may have already heard. On March 20, in Greenville, N.C., a federal jury unanimously sided with me in my claims that the University of North Carolina–Wilmington (UNCW) violated federal law in a 2006 promotion decision. Specifically, the jury found that my First Amendment–protected speech was a “substantial or motivating factor” in the defendants’ decision not to promote me to full professor. They also found that defendants could not prove they would have made the same decision in the absence of my speech activity. The case now moves to the judge...
  • Victory: Jury Rules North Carolina University Violated Conservative Professor’s Free Speech Rights

    03/23/2014 10:33:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 3/24/14 | David French
    In Greenville, North Carolina, a jury in federal court found that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington violated criminology professor Mike Adams’ free speech rights when it denied his application for promotion to full professor. The ACLJ represents Dr. Adams, along with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Travis Barham. Dr. Adams is a conservative Christian who also regularly contributes to Townhall.com, where he often critiques the widespread leftist abuses within colleges and universities. His speech caused a furious response within his university, with the Chancellor even attempting to alter the standards for promotion to allow the faculty to consider professors’ protected speech...
  • Conservative prof who was denied promotion wins First Amendment lawsuit (Mike Adams wins!)

    03/20/2014 7:44:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-20-2014 | Robby Soave
    First Amendment enthusiasts are thrilled that Mike Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, won his lawsuit against administrators who denied him a promotion because of his conservative, Christian views. Adams joined the university in 1993. He was an atheist at the time. By the year 2000, he had converted to Christianity and become an outspoken political conservative. He eventually wrote columns for Townhall.com. In 2006, he was denied a promotion. Administrators were retaliating against him for his conservative views, he claimed. The jury agreed. Adams’s lawyers said the victory is an important one for free speech...
  • Wilmington apartment complex to check dog poop for DNA

    02/19/2014 4:46:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/19/14
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Wilmington apartment complex will soon be running DNA tests on dog poop to identify owners who don't clean up after their pooches do their business. The StarNews of Wilmington reports The Reserve at Forest Hills will ask the complex's 100 dog owners to have their pets swabbed for a DNA sample. Then, if poop found in the complex matches a pet, the owner will be fined and also will have to pay for the DNA testing which can cost up to $50.
  • A Comma Dean of Errors

    02/17/2014 4:35:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: The fight for student’s rights continues. The series is stretching out longer than anticipated but you will want to keep reading. There's some good news at the end of the road. Dear Chancellor Miller (chancellor@uncw.edu); After laying the groundwork in my previous correspondence, I finally have an opportunity to respond to the sweeping claim that UNCW's student affairs division treats student groups equally, regardless of their political viewpoint. I will also respond to the Dean's claim that there are hundreds of student groups on campus that have been approved without any difficulties whatsoever. That claim suggests that those...
  • Black mob violence blamed on collective 'mental illness' (...traumatic syndrome of slavery')

    12/17/2013 6:02:55 PM PST · by Perseverando · 79 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Wilmington, Del., has a big problem: Large groups of black people are going crazy. And this collective “mental illness” is causing record levels of crime and gun violence in this mostly black town of 70,000. That is the official diagnosis of the city council, which, by unanimous agreement earlier this month, asked the Centers for Disease Control to investigate a wave of psychological mayhem that has turned this historic and once-charming city into an unrecognizable husk of its former self. Chief diagnostician of this crisis in public health is city council member Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: “There is a well known...
  • Marine Vet on Cross-Country Charity Run Assaulted by Stranger 'For No Reason'

    10/05/2013 12:10:22 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 3, 2013 | Benjamin Chance
    A 26-year-old U.S. Marine veteran, who for the past 325 days has been running across America to raise awareness and support for veterans and their families, suffered a concussion along with a bloodied and bruised face after a stranger assaulted him in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. According to former Marine Sergeant Brendan O’Toole, the unprovoked attack on a downtown street was precipitated by nothing more than a “simple hello and how are you doing.”
  • Police: 2 Women Gang Raped By Juveniles In Wilmington Park

    09/15/2013 5:25:06 AM PDT · by RC one · 41 replies
    CBS philly ^ | August 30, 2013
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Neighbors near Kosciuszko Park in Wilmington expressed anger and outrage Friday, after learning the details of a brutal gang-rape that happened in the park Thursday. Police say two women, ages 32 and 24, were reportedly attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of 10 to 12 black male juveniles in Kosciuszko Park at about 6:54 p.m. Thursday. According to police, the suspects, who range in age from 12 to 17-years-old, remain on the loose.“This is a good neighborhood, and I lived around here for a year,” said Baseer Powell, who had come to walk through the...
  • Shhh! Teen mob that raped 2 women ... was black

    08/31/2013 10:37:24 AM PDT · by Anila · 20 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/shhh-teen-mob-that-raped-2-women-was-black/ | 8/30/13 | Colin Flaherty
    The original news story from local sources and linked on the Drudge Report said 12 teens raped two women, aged 32 and 24, Thursday evening in Wilmington, Del., and police were looking for help in finding the suspects. The local Wilmington paper dutifully said the police were searching for “teens” of unspecified race. Only later was it reported the teens – all believed by police to be between age 12 and 17 – were also black. Local readers noticed the omission. “Maybe they could get some help finding these youths if they would give a description,” said Michael Harmon in...
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • Attorney general: Planned Parenthod abortionist sexually harassed staff, screamed, cursed

    06/01/2013 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    life site news ^ | John Jalsevac
    The Delaware Attorney General’s Office has filed a complaint against a former Planned Parenthood abortionist, accusing him of a laundry list of dangerous medical practices and labeling him “a clear and immediate danger to the public." Timothy Liveright worked at the Wilmington clinic until April of this year, which is when two former nurses from the clinic went to the media, telling a story of a dangerous, “meat-market” style of performing abortions in which women were treated as cattle and profit was king. During a senate hearing yesterday, one of the nurses described the clinic as an “absolute nightmare” and...
  • Swedish royalty celebrate 375 years of history in Delaware

    05/12/2013 10:05:51 AM PDT · by Viiksitimali · 33 replies
    newsworks.org ^ | May 11, 2013 | Shana O'Malley
    King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden were greeted by hundreds of Delawareans as they celebrated the 375th anniversary of the New Sweden Colony, known today as the city of Wilmington. The Swedish royals, along with Finland's Speaker of the Parliament Eero Heinäluoma, began their day in Delaware with a luncheon at the Bunea Vista Mansion in New Castle with Governor Jack Markell.
  • A tale of two clinics: Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ and Planned Parenthood Wilmington

    04/26/2013 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Morgana
    Life site ^ | Moira Sheridan
    April 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The parallels between Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” in Philadelphia and Planned Parenthood of Delaware’s Wilmington clinic at 7th & Shipley Streets are too numerous to ignore. Most people think Gosnell an anomaly among abortion providers. They are ignoring a growing body of evidence to the contrary. Untrained staff, filthy equipment, unsterilized and reused instruments, complete lack of oversight by any governing agency, and abusive, contemptuous doctors are more the norm in freestanding abortion clinics than the public is willing to admit. 3601 Lancaster Ave. and 625 Shipley St. are ample proof that abortion in...
  • ‘Meat-market’: Planned Parenthood nurses allege filthy, dangerous conditions

    04/10/2013 4:55:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life Site ^ | Operation Rescue staff
    Wilmington, Delaware, April 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The same Planned Parenthood abortion clinic where a grandmother was attacked earlier this year while documenting a botched abortion, operated under dangerous conditions similar to those that existed at Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia “House of Horrors,” according to two former nurses who have now come forward to tell what they saw. So far, one abortionist and two employees have left Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, Delaware, as a result of the scandal over five botched abortions since January 4, and overall filthy practices. The clinic is now under the investigation of the Delaware Department of...
  • Liberals Still on Fire Over Our 13-Year-Old Caller Who Debunked the Global Warming Hoax

    04/09/2013 8:40:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-8-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Last week on this program a young man of 13 years old called. A young boy called from Wilmington, Indiana. He was a very, very bright, articulate guy who called here to tell me that he finally had proven to himself that global warming was a hoax. He'd gone to his local library. He'd researched it and he had found it, and he told me why he thought the left and liberals don't recognize it as a hoax is because they don't want to. So I offered the young man an iPad. I said, "Somebody like you...
  • Gosnell Abortion Clinic Worker Admits Snipping Spines of 10 Babies

    03/19/2013 9:06:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    LN ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Not only did abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell snip the spines of babies he killed in his gruesome live-birth abortion process, an abortion clinic worker who worked for him admitted today she did too. Gosnell is charged with more than 30 criminal counts including the killing of seven newborn infants and a female patient in a botched abortion. Day one of the trial took place yesterday with opening statements and AP has more on an interesting revelation that came to light today. A medical assistant told a jury Tuesday that she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies during unorthodox...
  • Shots Fired Inside Wilmington Courthouse; Several Injured (Delaware)

    02/11/2013 6:02:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 60 replies
    WPVI ^ | Monday, February, 11, 2013
    There are reports of several injuries after gunfire erupted inside the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas in Wilmington, Delaware Monday morning. The shooting happened just after 8:00 a.m. at the court house, located at 500 N King Street.
  • Wilmington SWAT members raid wrong house

    10/05/2012 12:21:00 PM PDT · by Altariel · 36 replies
    Digitriad.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Unknown
    Steve and Jennifer Tuppeny describe an early morning raid by Wilmington SWAT team members on their Middletown home. Officers were in search of a man who had not lived in the house since 2009. (10/4/12)
  • Update - Court proceedings begin in delivery driver's murder

    06/22/2012 1:37:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    http://www.starnewsonline.com ^ | Last Modified: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:03 p.m. | By Brian Freskos & F.T. Norton
    A Wilmington judge Friday denied the release of a 15-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in the death of a food delivery driver. Chief District Court Judge J.H. Corpening ordered that Mustafaa Friend remain in custody until a probable cause hearing July 3. Friend is charged as a juvenile with the June 14 shooting death of Zhen Bo Liu, a delivery driver for China King on South 17th Street. Assistant District Attorney Jason Smith said during a hearing Friday morning in juvenile court that Friend was with Marvin White, 18; Rasheed Thompson, 16; Manije Johnson-Martin, 16; and Cornell Dewayne Haugabook...
  • Picture emerges of teen suicide pilot (Alexander Felos and the Tampa teen suicide pilot)

    04/05/2005 9:15:39 AM PDT · by alwaysaskingquestions · 20 replies · 1,819+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2002 | Curtis Krueger, Katherine Gazella, Ed Quico
    Picture Emerges of Teen Suicide Pilot CHARLES BISHOP: To some, he was a smart, humorous student, which makes his suicide flight all the more incomprehensible. By CURTIS KRUEGER, KATHERINE GAZELLA and ED QUIOCO © St. Petersburg Times published January 8, 2002 ----------- Charles Bishop was a teacher's dream. He read Shakespeare in class, pulled together a middle school literary magazine and enjoyed a good game of flag football. Friends and family members who knew him best described Charles as a patriot. The teen who flew an airplane into the Bank of America building, carrying a note sympathizing with Osama bin...
  • Delaware wheelchair woman hit, killed by three cars that flee

    01/04/2012 9:57:47 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 51 replies
    kfor.com ^ | 4 Jan 2012 | Dave Warner
    A wheelchair-bound woman crossing a city street in Wilmington, Delaware, was struck and killed by a series of three vehicles that all fled the scene. Police were hunting on Wednesday for three drivers wanted in the hit-and-run death of Edith McFarland, 58, of Wilmington. She was trying to get across South Market Street, a busy road near the Fairview Inn, where she had been living for the past three months, when she was struck at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Delaware State Police said. "After the impact, McFarland was ejected from her wheelchair into the southbound lanes of South Market Street,...
  • Highway Patrol clears trooper of wrongdoing

    07/08/2011 12:27:56 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 135 replies
    WRAL ^ | 07/08/2011 | Stacy Davis
    Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol on Friday released its findings that clears a state trooper of wrongdoing following a Raleigh woman's claims that she was harassed and intimidated during a traffic stop in Wilmington last month.
  • NC HIGHWAY PATROL MAY HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM......

    07/03/2011 12:24:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 407 replies
    She's Right ^ | July 1, 2011 | Hoyt G. Tessener
    This is an incident that happened in Wilmington to a couple of Raleigh attorneys. This totally reeks of a patrolman looking for sexual favors from a beautiful woman traveling alone….. but I can promise you, he has picked on the wrong person. I expect to see other victims of this patrolman coming forward soon – unless they were intimidated to the point that they will stay in the shadows. This is an outrage and I am so glad that the Tesseners will not let this drop. The word is, they will file suit if this patrolman is not removed from...
  • Budget-busting station will be named for Biden

    03/17/2011 7:22:09 PM PDT · by boughtwithaprice · 14 replies
    As a thank-you to its most famous customer, Amtrak is renaming the train station in Wilmington, Del., after stimulus “sheriff” Vice President Joseph R. Biden - after the project received $20 million in stimulus money and came in $5.7 million over the initial announced budget. Spokesmen for Mr. Biden, who said he personally fought for stimulus money for Amtrak, didn’t respond to messages Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Ongoing FR Analysis: Jack Wheeler Murder

    01/09/2011 8:55:15 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 1,839 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 9, 2011 | Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt
    Wilmington, Delaware (CNN) -- Police have found homicide victim John Wheeler's cell phone, according to a taxi driver who was interviewed by investigators this week. Athel Scott told CNN National Correspondent Susan Candiotti that police told him they found the cab driver's number in the phone of Wheeler, the former Pentagon official who was found dead in a Delaware landfill. He said investigators wanted to know how his number got there. Scott... says he told the police he didn't have any idea. "I never got a call from the man. I don't know him... He's never been in my cab....
  • Witnesses: (Former presidential advisor)John Wheeler Appeared Disoriented (before death)

    01/05/2011 6:06:52 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 223 replies
    Police in Delaware are slowly piecing together the details surrounding the death of former presidential advisor John P. "Jack" Wheeler III. It now seems Wheeler spent at least two days wandering the streets of Wilmington disoriented. Police say Wheeler traveled from Washington, D.C., where he worked, to Wilmington Tuesday on an AMTRAK train. He was last seen alive at 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the Hotel duPont parking garage at 10th and Orange streets. Iman Goldsborough, the parking lot attendant, encountered a man she believes was Wheeler on Wednesday night near the intersection where he was last officially seen Thursday. Goldsborough...
  • Video Released In Murder Mystery Of Delaware War Vet (Wheeler)

    01/05/2011 11:42:38 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 33 replies
    CBS philadelphia ^ | Jan. 5, 2011 | Robin Rieger; Todd Quinones; Steve Beck
    Eyewitness News has obtained exclusive surveillance video of a former presidential aide that was taken two days before his body was found dumped in a Delaware landfill. The body of John Wheeler III was found in the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington on New Year’s Eve. The video shows a man that appears to be Wheeler entering the lobby of a parking garage at 5th and King Streets in Wilmington on December 29. An employee of the parking garage said Wheeler look disheveled and said he was looking for his car. The employee also said his right shoe, which appeared...
  • Body of murdered cyberwar expert found in landfill (Military man dumped into three-ring whodunit)

    01/05/2011 8:12:45 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | 1-5-2010 | Dan Goodin
    Body of murdered cyberwar expert found in landfill Military man dumped into three-ring whodunit Dan Goodin January 5, 2010 The body of a decorated US Army officer was found dumped in a Delaware landfill on New Years Eve day, a few days after he expressed concern that the nation wasn't adequately prepared for cyber warfare, according to news reports following the bizarre whodunit. Events surrounding the murder of John P. Wheeler III, who most recently worked part-time for defense contractor Mitre Corporation on cyber defense topics, read like a Tom Clancy novel. The 66-year-old worked for three Republican administrations, was...
  • Body of US military expert found in Del. landfill

    01/03/2011 2:42:48 PM PST · by Vaquero · 44 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1/3/11 | RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. – The body of a military expert who served in three Republican administrations was found dumped in a landfill over the holiday weekend, and investigators said Monday they do not know who might have killed him. John Wheeler III, 66, was last seen Dec. 28 on an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington. His body was found three days later, on New Year's Eve, as a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill. His death has been ruled a homicide.
  • Glenn Beck Tells Wilmington Ohio Christmas Audience "Everybody Needs A Rabbi"

    12/15/2010 6:35:37 PM PST · by joeclarke · 101 replies · 2+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/15/2010 | JoeClarke.Net
    I have to respect Glenn Beck's zeal and desire to restore America to traditional values, and in some way restore people to some sort of deity. I am just not sure if he is steering people toward The Way, The Truth, and The Life. Glenn, appearing in Wilmington Ohio, preached to an auditorium full of townspeople who have gained national publicity (primarily through Beck) for their 24 hour a day, 7 day a week prayer vigils asking God to reclaim their city as well as their country, and their own souls. The people of Wilmington were driven to their knees...
  • No tea for Sen. Kay Hagan? (Rally in Wilmington on Friday, March 5th to Protest Hagan Visit)

    03/02/2010 10:23:33 PM PST · by MitchellC · 13 replies · 499+ views
    Wilmington Star News ^ | February 27, 2010 | Gareth McGrath
    North Carolina’s junior senator will be in the Port City this Friday to be the keynote speaker at Wilmington Downtown Inc’s annual spring luncheon. But it’s unlikely U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan will be joining local members of the Tea Party movement outside the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. That, however, won’t deter the conservative groups from holding “a Tea Party in the senator’s honor.” Although not homogeneous, the Tea Party movement in general believes in less government and more fiscal responsibility. The sprung up last year largely in the wake of President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus-spending package, which many conservatives viewed...
  • Cerne Abbas Giant: is he older than we thought?

    11/20/2009 8:07:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 746+ views
    Times o' London ^ | November 17, 2009 | Jack Malvern
    The gardens were built when the Abbey of Cernes was transformed into a country mansion in the mid-16th century after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. One resident who may have been responsible for the gardens was Denzil Holles, a characterful MP who fought for the Parliamentarians but was a Royalist at heart and who occupied the house from 1642-66. The Rev John Hutchins, a local historian writing in 1774, claimed that he was told that the giant was "a modern thing" cut by Lord Holles. The National Trust, which owns the field where the giant is carved, suggests that the...
  • Ohio Town Struggles After Package Giant DHL Leave [14% Unemployment in Wilmington!]

    09/18/2009 11:31:29 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 946+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 18, 2009
    Ohio Town Struggles After Package Giant DHL Leaves WILMINGTON, Ohio (Reuters) – Unemployment in this small U.S. town has quadrupled in the past 16 months, but worse is to come as thousands of unemployed workers run out of severance money and benefits. "Things are going to get tighter around here toward the end of the year," said David Raizk, mayor of this town of 12,000 in southwestern Ohio. "As benefits run out we're going to see a greater and greater dependence on the aid that's available." In May 2008, before German shipping firm DHL Express, a unit of German post...
  • Tax, annexation protesters take their messages to the street (Wilmington NC, upwards of 1000 people)

    04/07/2009 8:02:03 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 15 replies · 1,292+ views
    Wilmington Stars News ^ | April 7, 2009 | David Reynolds
    Dorothy Macciola said if she wanted to pay city taxes she would have moved to Wilmington, not Monkey Junction.Dozens of people stood outside the Wilmington City Hall on Tuesday night, waving signs and shouting their opposition to the city’s proposed annexation of the Monkey Junction area. Passing cars honked their horns, adding to the chorus of chants, which went on as City Council held a public hearing inside City Hall. A few people banged on the building’s front doors. Curtis Wright, a local radio talk show host, said he’s never seen residents disrupt a meeting in the 15 years he’s...
  • Marking 110 Years Sinice the 1898 Race Riot[Democrats lead only Coup D'etat in American History][NC]

    11/10/2008 7:14:17 AM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 316+ views
    WHQR ^ | 09 Nov 2008 | Catherine M. Welch
    It's been 110 years Monday since the bloody overthrow of Wilmington's black government. Hundreds of residents and local leaders gathered over the weekend to dedicate the 1898 Memorial, marking the only coup d'etat in U.S. history. Many who came to see the memorial called it a step toward reconciliation. And it wasn't lost on Reverend John Veasey that the dedication came less than a week after the U.S. elected its first black president. "I'm just glad to see what has happened and is going to happen, not only in Wilmington but also in the United States and in the world....
  • Bishop Malooly responds to Senator Biden's comments (Bishop of Wilmington)

    10/27/2008 8:48:14 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 785+ views
    Catholic Diocese of Wilmington ^ | 10/24/2008 | Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly
    In his interview with the News Journal published on October 19, 2008, Senator Biden presents a seriously erroneous picture of Catholic teaching on abortion. He says, “I know that my church has wrestled with this for 2,000 years,” and he goes on to claim repeatedly that the Church has a nuanced view of the subject that leaves a great deal of room for uncertainty and debate. This is simply incorrect. The teaching of the Church is clear and not open to debate. Abortion is a grave sin because it is the wrongful taking of an innocent human life. And the...
  • Struggling McCain debuts comeback speech

    10/13/2008 12:19:37 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies · 866+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/13/2008 | Mike Allen
    Three weeks before Election Day, John McCain on Monday unveiled a feisty new stump speech in which he portrayed himself as a scrappy fighter on the comeback trail against an opponent who’s already “measuring the drapes” in the Oval Office. Appearing in Virginia Beach with his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain said to applause that "what America needs in this hour is a fighter, someone who puts all his cards on the table and trusts the judgment of the American people." "Now, my friends, let me give you the state of the race today and some straight talk,"...
  • McCain Makes First NC Visit In Several Months (Speaks in Wilmington, turn-away crowd of 2000)

    10/13/2008 3:32:38 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 13 replies · 1,160+ views
    WXII (AP) ^ | October 13, 2008 | AP
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain made his first campaign stop in North Carolina in several months. McCain held a town hall-style event Monday at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. McCain spoke to the crowd for 20 minutes. The 2,000 free tickets to the event were gone within 45 minutes Saturday at New Hanover County GOP headquarters. McCain asked his supporters to "fight for a new direction for our country." His speech appealed to both the future of the country and the future of his campaign as he told the crowd, "Don't give up. Be strong....
  • Gov Palin's Stump Speech in Wilmington (Unedited - wow)

    10/10/2008 5:36:06 AM PDT · by sarah fan UK · 27 replies · 2,470+ views
    Virtuous Republic ^ | 09/10/08 | The Machiavellian
    Raw and unedited version of Governor Sarah Palin's stump speech at Wilmington yesterday evening.
  • Reparations sought in 1898 riots

    10/06/2008 3:22:37 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 22 replies · 925+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer.com ^ | October 6, 2008 | Marti Maguire
    Marchers took to the street this week, calling for the state to make reparations for the 1898 Wilmington riots. About a dozen people marched to the courthouse in Durham on Sunday. It was one of 13 such marches held across the state leading up to the 65th annual conference of the state NAACP, which starts Thursday. The marchers are asking state legislators to make payments to the descendants of those harmed in an insurrection that led to the deaths of at least 14 black people and perhaps many more. The riots were brought to the forefront when the 1898 Wilmington...
  • Update: Biden skips Mass where new Bishop speaks out against him

    09/09/2008 10:17:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 211+ views
    American Papist ^ | September 9, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    Once again, my low expectations are wonderfully surpassed. Reader John V notes that Biden, as I predicted, skipped town: "Looks like you were right. [Biden] was in Wilmington yesterday, but had to go to Green Bay today." And it's a good thing, too. I wouldn't have wanted to present myself for communion after this homily by Bishop Malooly: ... Mary’s mother, St. Anne, carried a very special life in her womb which serves as a vivid reminder that every life is special. We will continue to stress the constant teaching of the Church that each person must respect every...
  • Some Wilmington bars wary of military patrons

    07/22/2008 7:00:05 AM PDT · by peggybac · 37 replies · 153+ views
    Star News ^ | 7/5/08 | Sam Scott
    For some sailors on the USS North Carolina, Wilmington's red-carpet treatment stopped at the doors of downtown's bars. In April, crew members from the Navy's newest nuclear attack submarine visited Wilmington on a goodwill trip ahead of the vessel's historic commissioning at the state port. But when Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo talked with them about their stay, he winced at what he heard. Sailors told him they'd been turned away from downtown bars for being in the military. "It was upsetting to me," Saffo said. "I never knew we had that type of issue with military personnel." But a broader...
  • Anthrax Threat Painted On Container In Long Beach

    04/02/2008 3:14:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 151+ views
    ap/cbs ^ | Apr 2, 2008 2:10 pm US/Pacific
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) ― Authorities at the Port of Long Beach investigated a cargo container marked with graffiti saying, "Anthrax a gift from Osama" Wednesday. Long Beach Fire Battalion Chief Frank Hayes said a truck hauling the container was stopped at a terminal around 10:30 a.m. because of the spray-painted graffiti. The truck driver told authorities the container was picked up in nearby Wilmington and was empty. The container was moved to an isolated area of the port for inspection and hazardous materials crews wearing oxygen tanks and protective suits inspected it. So far no contaminates or hazardous materials...
  • Is The Criminal Justice System Broken?

    01/08/2007 2:06:32 AM PST · by nancyvideo · 12 replies · 889+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1-8-07 | Mike S Adams
    Hello students! Welcome back to UNC-Wilmington for another semester. My name is Dr. Adams and I’ll be your professor until May. I’ve prepared a handout for you explaining your one (and only) out-of-class assignment for the spring semester. During the course of the semester, you will be asked to make at least three trips down to 4th and Princess, which is the home of our local county courthouse. Of course, given the tendency of UNC-Wilmington students to drink and drive, several of you will be making more than your share of trips to the county courthouse. But let’s not deal...
  • TORNADO WARNING: WILMINGTON DELAWARE & NEW CASTLE CO

    08/29/2006 1:16:07 PM PDT · by lightman · 35 replies · 2,134+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | 29 August AD 2006 | NOAA
    WFUS51 KPHI 292002 TORPHI DEC003-292030- /O.NEW.KPHI.TO.W.0003.060829T2002Z-060829T2030Z/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ 402 PM EDT TUE AUG 29 2006 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... CENTRAL NEW CASTLE COUNTY IN NORTHERN DELAWARE THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WILMINGTON * UNTIL 430 PM EDT * AT 359 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR ELSMERE... OR ABOUT 8 MILES WEST OF WILMINGTON...MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH. * THE TORNADO IS WILL BE NEAR... ELSMERE BY 410...
  • The Associate Vice Chancellor of White Guilt

    07/18/2006 12:19:23 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 14 replies · 968+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 07/17/2006 | Mike S. Adams
    My university recently announced the appointment of Dr. Tamra Minor as our new Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Diversity. Dr. Minor said her appointment illustrates that the entire university leadership is now serious about the commitment to diversity and the promotion of a “culture of inclusiveness” at UNC-Wilmington. I respectfully take issue with her socially constructed interpretation of reality. As a preliminary matter, this Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Diversity position is not actually a new position at all. The name of Dr. Minor’s old position of Director of Campus Diversity was simply changed to sound more important. Her previous...