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Moral Mondays Are Back in North Carolina!

Yuna Shin | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The North Carolina state legislators have been busy this past year passing these laws at a dizzying rate. The Moral Monday protesters will be busy this summer, too.

NC NAACP and Working Films Team Up to Bring Moral Movies Series to North Carolina

Yuna Shin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Given the state of the state of North Carolina, the organizers of Moral Movies hope that this initiative will also spread to other states, such as Georgia, just as Moral Monday movements did.

Linda Lavin Talks Love, Aging And The New TV Role She Just Had To Play

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

For the first time in many years, Linda Lavin is returning to a leading TV role in NBC's new comedy, 'Sean Saves the World,' starring 'Will & Grace's' Sean Hayes. Upon reading the script, Lavin knew she wanted the role of Lorna, the mother of Hayes' character.

'Under The Dome' Prompts School Lockdown

Posted 04.14.2013 | TV

"Under the Dome" prompted a lockdown at a local elementary school in Wilmington, North Carolina on Tuesday, April 9. According to StarNewsOnline.co...

NC State Senate Race Gets Downright Personal: Thom Goolsby's Wife Defends Husband in Ad

Yuna Shin | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Yuna Shin

So far Thom Goolsby has called Deb Butler an "anarchist," "too liberal," and "job killer" among other names. Now Goolsby has taken this race to a very personal level.

New Hanover County, NC, Commissioners Turn Down Grant for Family Planning

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The all-male county commission of New Hanover County, NC, has voted down a grant from the state of North Carolina in the amount of $8899 to fund family planning.

Grassroots Environmental Group Takes On a Corporate Titan (America) in Wilmington, NC

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Yuna Shin

In February, 2010, I reported on the grassroot effort to derail Titan America's plan to build the 4th largest cement plant in the nation in Castle Hay...

"Leaving on a Jet Plane"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

My bag was packed. I was ready to go. For the first time I was flying solo. I was leaving on a jet plane, and though I knew when I'd be back again, oh, baby, I hated to go.

Christ Complex and Murder Charges: NC GOP Congressional Candidates in Districts 8 and 7

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

A closer look at these two races sheds much light on the GOP's internal strife and the tension between the GOP establishment and the Tea Party-leaning Republicans.

Anything Can Happen When Murder and Politics Mix: North Carolina House District 7 Race

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Ilario Pantano is a complicated figure for sure. There is no doubt about that. For some, he is a war hero. A soldier wrongly accused and vindicated. For others, he got away with murder. He is an opportunist. A poseur.

Can Grass Roots Organizations Take On a Corporate Giant?

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Yuna Shin

New Hanover County has become the battleground for a war between Titan America, which wants to operate a major cement plant in the area, and local citizens' groups who are opposed to the plant.

Organizers for an NC Festival Featuring Conservative Speakers Assure the Event Is Not Political

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The "I Love America Rally 2009" is not political, said the rally's host -- who also happens to be running against the mayor, a Democrat, in the upcoming local November elections.

Mystery, Southern Style in Southern Peril

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Since Jersey and Ox are now a couple there is no sexual intrigue that can permeate the pages of this story. Ocean needs to get Ox back in town for the next story or risk losing some readers.

So Far, Light Traffic at Polling Places in New Hanover County, N.C.

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yuna Shin

Wilmington, N.C. -- My colleague's first words to me this morning were, "Boy, this was the best election experience ever thanks to early voting! It t...

"Night of Living Obamas" Promotes Early Voting In N.C.

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yuna Shin

Wilmington, N.C. -- Supporters of Barack Obama took full advantage of Halloween to promote early voting in Wimington, North Carolina. About 120 suppo...

North Carolina Provides Insight Into Changing Southern Politics

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yuna Shin

Wilmington, N.C. -- Polls have shown Obama slightly ahead of McCain in North Carolina for the last few weeks. Can this be true? North Carolina has n...

The Fraternity of John McCain

Val Strange | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Val Strange

Cindy McCain filed by, ignoring me also. But I didn't let her off the hook, either. She eventually, and without looking, spared me her left hand.

Students Turned Away from Polls in Wilmington, NC

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yuna Shin

WILMINGTON, N.C. --- Students here are reporting being turned away at the polls. The problems mostly seem to concern the fact that on campus student...

Students for Change Parade to the Polls on the First Day of Early Voting in North Carolina

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yuna Shin

One Stop Early Voting started on October 16th in North Carolina with great fanfare. In New Hanover County, which is sandwiched between the Cape Fea...

McCain Late to Visit Obama-Leaning North Carolina

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yuna Shin

John McCain held a town hall meeting in the coastal city of Wilmington, N.C. North Carolina is in play but this was John McCain's first visit to the ...

Digital TV Switch Begins In Wilmington, NC

AP | JOHN DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WILMINGTON, N.C. — With the flick of an 8-foot switch at midday Monday, this Southern city became the first market in the U.S. to make the chang...