Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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    The Air We Breathe

    Mar 20, 12 • 1189 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    Whether working on a tan or walking down the strand, encore readers know that Wrightsville Beach is the place to have a little fun in the sun. For some, the sandy shores are also the perfect place to smoke, but locals felt that too many cigarette butts were...

  • One Step Closer

    Mar 13, 12 • 1386 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWS1 Comment

    The news came like a punch in the stomach to those who have been fighting against the proposed Titan Cement plant in Castle Hayne for the last three years: The North Carolina Division of Air Quality issued a permit to the company. As of February 29th, Titan...

  • Detectful Aim:

    Mar 6, 12 • 1774 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWS1 Comment

    A victim lies motionless on the streets of Wilmington, bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the chest. A matter of seconds can mean life or death in this situation, and police and first-responders rapidly race to his aid in record time. All of this is...

  • BASEBALL BY THE RIVER: Robert and Mary McLaughlin protest the stadium’s possible construction along the waterfront of downtown Wilmington. Photo by Brooke Kavit

    For and Against

    Feb 28, 12 • 1433 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    For the dozens of concerned citizens gathered on the convention center lawn, the prospect of a new baseball stadium in downtown Wilmington wasn’t exactly knocking them out of the ballpark. The group gathered to protest on Saturday the 18th to voice their...

  • PHOTOG FOR A CAUSE: Vote Against Project founder Curtis Brown was at UNCW last week spreading the message. Courtesy of Vote Against.

    Vote No!

    Feb 21, 12 • 1263 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    The music is pumping, the models are changing backstage and the photographer is prepping his camera—no this isn’t the latest “Vogue” cover shoot—it is happening right here in Wilmington. The Vote Against Project is capturing smiles on the faces of...