Jan. 25, 2015 — Two recent controversies have thrust Wilmington resident John Ferrante into the public spotlight.
While he’s reluctant to discuss his role in these disputes, friends and acquaintances offer some insight into the polarizing figure.
Jan. 7, 2015 — The New Hanover County Board of Elections has requested the state remove Marvin McFadyen from his position as the county’s elections director.
Oct. 27, 2014 — The equation is quite simple: Now that same-sex couples can legally marry in North Carolina, more people are planning weddings.
More weddings equals more business for caterers, florists, DJs, planners, venues, bakers, photographers and officiants.
Oct. 16, 2014 — The Rev. Cheryl M. Walker of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington has been performing same-sex wedding ceremonies for the entire decade she’s been a minister.
Oct. 8, 2014 — Whether New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger voted at a meeting from which he was absent is at the core of a court case heard Wednesday morning in New Hanover County Superior Court.
Aug. 31, 2014 — Angela knew she had to get out.
For months she’d suffered emotional, financial and sexual abuse. She was forced to do things she didn’t want to. Her money went missing. She had to pay rent twice. Her partner disrespected her children, and he lacked concern for their health and well-being.
And she tried to escape. For two weeks straight.
Every day, she’d sneak away to call a list of shelters in Marion County only to get the same response: We’re full.
Aug. 18, 2014 — When a Norfolk, Va., School Board member used a “racially, emotionally charged” term in a discussion about a school reorganization plan, Cherise Newsome believed it was her duty as a reporter to ask him to expand on his remarks.
July 20, 2014 — When he got the phone call last January, Randy Salsbery already knew a new swine disease had spread to the United States from Asia and Europe.
“Dad, I think we’ve got it,” his son told him.
April 24, 2014 — WISCONSIN — The photo accompanying a story about a Wisconsin high school’s new prior review guidelines is being censored under those very guidelines, which were established in response to the publication’s last issue featuring a story about sexual assault.
March 21, 2014 — ARKANSAS — A censored version of Sheridan High School’s yearbook will be sent to the printer without the student profiles — including one of a gay student — that sparked a dispute between student editors and administrators.
Aug. 10, 2013 — Twin Cities law schools are being forced to make difficult choices about where to cut as they confront what has become a nationwide pullback in enrollments.
July 18, 2013 — At about 7 a.m. Wednesday, just before officers from 14 Hennepin County law enforcement agencies headed out for a daylong sweep aimed at serving 300 arrest warrants in domestic violence cases, they got a pep talk from a victims’ advocate.
June 15, 2013 — Seth and Elizabeth Lintelman thought their longtime dream of owning a restaurant in southern Minnesota had slipped away with their home when they lost it in the bad economy last year.
But now, just a few months later, the Minneapolis couple can call the Cup N’ Saucer in Sherburn their own, thanks to a businessman and a three-page essay.
May 2013 — For years, Itaipu Dam has led the world as the largest hydropower plant in electrical power generation.
2012 may be one of the last years it earns that title.
Oct. 25, 2012 — Steve Scheel stood behind a yellow line facing the Franklin County early voting center, his arms folded over his Romney/Ryan T-shirt. His shadow crossed the line, but his feet could not.
July 23, 2012 — Cliff Foster overcame plenty of obstacles to become a firefighter in 1979.
Though a 1975 federal court mandate, which ordered Columbus to hire one black firefighter for every white firefighter who was hired, helped get him the job, the challenge didn’t stop when he walked into the Columbus Fire Division.
Oct. 7, 2012 — The more you try to dodge the political ads bombarding Ohio, the harder they’ll try to find you.
Nov. 7, 2011 — The future of faculty unions in Ohio lies in the hands of voters.