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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Twenty-eight days after the owner of Calvary Cemetery promised families their loved ones’ finally resting place would be cleaned up, the mess remains.

Monday grass was still uncut and overgrown. So now it looks like the City of Wilmington may takeover the clean-up.

City spokeswoman Malissa Talbert said the property has been re-inspected and is still out of compliance, although it looks like a little bit of clean-up has been done.

Talbert said the city has begun fining owner Jack Krupicka $100 a day. She said as of Monday, the city was also preparing to get price quotes for the clean-up costs. A lien will be taken out on the property to recoup the city’s costs, if it cannot get the issue resolved with Krupicka.

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52 Comments on "Day 28: Calvary Cemetery owner Jack Krupicka now owes city $300 for not cleaning up"

new story?
2015 years 8 months ago

I’m going to go ahead and write this story for you for the next week…Fine goes up to $300…$400..$500…$600…$700. That’s your headline for the next 5 days unless something CHANGES. A fine that owner will probably never have to pay. Until then write about real news please. I’m surprised the RACE card hasn’t been played yet since owner is white….

2015 years 8 months ago

Well if my relatives were buried here I wouldn’t wait on the owner (who obviously doesn’t care and will probably have fines reduced or not even pay them)to clean up the mess. If relatives cared SOOO much they wouldn’t let it get that bad in the first place. One man would not disgrace my families resting place. It looks like posting the article everyday and complaining ALOT is helping to resolve the issue. My father is buried on a plot that is maintained but It doesn’t stop me from going out and cleaning up every few weeks! Like I said before if your not willing to help fix the problem don’t cry about it for years!!

2015 years 8 months ago

When a newsroom runs the same piece every day with no apparent change in the story, they’ve got to find some way of keeping it current. Apparently WWAY has decided the best way to do that is to use a different photograph with the story headline.

Too bad there doesn’t seem to be any mention as to who the photo actually is of. It kind of looks like an old photograph of Ho Chi Minh during his early years in Paris.

Sharron Cain
2015 years 8 months ago

We are not mutts, we are human beings that deserve what we paid for. No we are not going to clean the cemetery. We paid for perpetual care and that’s what we deserve. Actually the time I check mutts had more rights than humans. May God have mercy on all the negative and derogatory comments from such people. Remember about Karma you will eat those words. Cowards that hide behind words. Disclose your identity.

guest 1234
2015 years 8 months ago

It was news, a month ago. Now its like a scab, just needs to go. Sure, if WWAY were actively trying to investigate and pursue this issue and HELP the families, then it would be news. But a daily countdown and mentioning fines does jack. The guy isn’t doing anything, and this hasn’t pushed him obviously.

What I think is going on is that sadly, someone on the WWAY staff has a family member there and they are using this for personal gain, and to “help” others. With all the issues going on in Wilmington and New Hanover County, WWAY chose this? I don’t think so. There are way more pressing issues that benefit the public more. This is a scam personal issue, not “journalism”.


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