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Port City residents hope for change in 2014

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- As the ball drops on the New Year many say that 2013 isn’t the only thing they hope to say goodbye to.

“On the national level I would like to see more access to opportunity and more potential for social mobility in the middle class,” said Jacob Vares.

"I would like to see minimum wage go up because this state is one of the most expensive in this country,” said Avery Herring.

But many say change isn’t only needed on the national level, but on the local level as well.

After hundreds of shots were fired in the streets of Wilmington many are calling for peace in 2014.

"I would like to see more organizations that get involved with the youth,” said Kim Williams. “We need to educate them on education, discipline, and how to be a better person and grow into vibrant young men and women."

To accomplish that goal Geoffrey Goldston says that people need to stop pointing the finger at everyone else, and take ownership of their lives, which is why he is making a change on a personal level.

"I start school January 6," said Geoffrey Goldston. "I'm 35 years old, and I'm a construction worker, and I'm trying to better my life and make more money. I'm going to school for welding so hopefully I'll do a lot better than that."

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“We need to educate them on education, discipline, and how to be a better person and grow into vibrant young men and women."

What in the crap is this woman talking about? We have numerous people and organizations that cater to these "young men and Women"! New Hanover County has more than enough tax related organizations that help. We need to raise taxes so that the people that will not work or "educate themselves on education", get a free ride. Put the responsibility back where it belongs! On the people that are making babies and the parents that encourage these people to do so for money. Government money that is! Our money that we have to work hard for and save for our future. Learn to grow a set and responsibility for your own actions!
Miss Williams, if YOU want to take on this project then go right ahead! We are sick and tired of funding, shelling out money to programs that don't work and are a waste of time when the "drug Man" can pay more in a week's time than honest hard work can. Responsibility belongs to the ones that dish it out! Once you stick your hand on the stove it doesn't take but just a second to learn that you will get burned. Grow up!

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AMEN! Old Guy

I couldn't say it any better!!!!