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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man who is reportedly the main source behind the revelation of large-scale government surveillance programs has ties to Wilmington.

The Washington Post reports that Edward Snowden, 29, may have once lived in the Port City.

“Public records show residences for Snowden in the North Carolina cities of Elizabeth City and Wilmington and that his family later moved to Ellicott City, Md. — near the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade,” the Post reports.

The newspaper does not provide any other details about Snowden’s life in North Carolina.

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  • dean bailey

    right on thank you you did a good thing . i dont trust the u.s, gov, we need more people like you. you cant trust the u.s .gov.

  • Ike Itzhaky

    You, Dean, are on the Al Quaida payrolle, are you not? Or you hate the USA on principal?

  • taxpayer

    to Wilmington would be?

  • Guest 4253

    They do this kind of stuff all the time. I don’t get it either.

  • Guest Reply

    If it wasn’t for Wilmington…he’d be a no nobody. Did I have to spell it out for you???

  • Guest 1492

    I’d be mad at my English teacher for giving me a passing grade :-)

  • Jake

    So if you oppose the government having unlimited access to 100% of your personal information (including credit cards, social media, text messages, etc) then you work for Al-Qaeda? Cool story, bro. Btw… today’s comment was brought to you by the proper spelling of the words “Al-Qaeda,” “payroll” and “principle.”

  • OtherGuest

    Read the comment; he does not say that he “hates the USA”, he says that he “does not trust the US government”.

    I would say that there is a considerable difference in the meanings.

  • Guest-o-matic

    And I don’t believe he’s the only one that has it! Been reading the news much lately and keeping up with the people that supposedly “lead” this country?

  • dean bailey

    i dont trust the gov or republicans

  • Wilmington Observer

    Teachers are required to “pass” their students, regardless of the effort, ability or suitability of the student. It takes a real, “dumb donkey” to fail (a grade) in today’s, government run schools.

    Wilmington Observer

  • Vog46

    You compared dumb donkey’s to government run schools?
    Thats an insult to dumb donkeys everywhere.


  • Guest 1492

    It’s part of the national effort to dumb down America.

    Apparently, no matter what we do, America will always be number one just because we’re “America”. Hey, why bother to put in all that extra effort when we’ll “always” be the top dog, right?

  • nolove

    and you’re a fool if you do.

  • Wilmington Observer

    I, actually, intended no ill reference to the barnyard animal. I was using the word “donkey” as a euphemism. Since WWAY, somehow, sees the need to censor our comments, I thought it would be better than, “dumb a$$”

    Wilmington Observer

  • Vog46

    On behalf of all a$$e$ everywhere – all is forgiven !!!!!


  • Guest123456

    If I “were” him….did you guys have the same English teacher???

  • wavettore

    In regard to this surveillance program the public opinion is split once again between those who respect themselves and their freedom and those who instead live in fear, look for protection and welcome the leash of their master.

    It is also about a certain culture that had been slave since ancient Egypt.


  • Vog46

    The GOP has finally come out and said the whistleblower is a TRAITOR.
    Funny how that worked out for them isn’t it?
    They were almost 100% FOR the Patriot Act, and for both FISA and PRISM.
    Now we know that many members of congress were briefed on just these things in accordance with the law.
    Did we panic after 9-11? I wonder……
    The government trampled all over the Constitution on this one – in a bipartisan way too.
    So now they cannot blame Obama for this….
    They revert to calling this whistle blower a traitor and Eric Cantor says he’s “perplexed” by the disclosure but that leakers should be prosecuted.

    All the while David Brooks (?) is telling his fellow GOP friends to lay off this scandal and concentrate on the IRS scandal. Why? Because this scandal will come back and bite some VERY bipartisan butts……..


  • dean bailey

    thank you thank you thank you dont let them catch you. ran ran we need more like you. i dont trust the gov. i hope more do it .


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