Wilmington, NC – Last May the Wilmington Race Riot Commission released an official report chronicling the violent overthrow of Wilmington's elected black government on November 10 1898.
The report came with recommendations, including that some newspapers should publish and education insert of the race riot. The Star-News did just that, Catherine Welch talked with Star-News columnist Si Cantwell about the project.
Wilmington, NC – Scattered violence across the county over the new Sony Playstation 3 played out in Wilmington Friday morning when a University of North Carolina, Wilmington student was robbed and assaulted on campus.
UNCW Police Captain G.E. Mathews says a group of four men took approached the student, one beat him repeatedly with a blunt object, then took two Sony Playstations 3 the student had just bought at Wal-Mart.
Bald Head Island, NC – On a warm afternoon last week, large, brightly painted canvases lean against the wooden posts that mark public beach access #36 on Bald Head Island. The paintings belong to some of the two-dozen artists who've taken over the surrounding cabins. Out here on the dunes, between the scrub forest and the sea, hides the annual No Boundaries art colony.
Wilmington, NC – A pair of coastal South Carolina counties is aiming to pass a tax break that could bring back certain boats docked in North Carolina.
Boats are considered personal property in South Carolina and are taxed 10.5% of their assessed value.
Lawmakers concerned about the number of boats docked outside the state passed legislation allowing counties to consider certain boats as real property, allowing them to be taxed at 4% if considered primary residence and 6% if considered a secondary residence.