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Mr. Hinnat continues

his conversations.

A week or so ago, he felt unarmed safety monitors, or some such animal, should be funded by the downtown businesses as a means to curb downtown problems. Of course they would go home before the real issues would develop. And he never stated how they should respond if confronted by an armed individual.

Now he feels municipalities can better handle the problem then the State department empowered to do so.

Some weeks ago, the Governor told Chris Phillips she would come back to Wilmington if she was given a reason.

Is this enough reason?

Why not have her, the 3 State ABC commissioners, and the head of the ALE all come to Wilmington where she can direct the State Officials to take charge and correct the problem.

If that means Rhino loses its ABC and occupancy licenses for 60 days while an investigation takes place, so be it.

Then enforce some strict sanctions on whomever is held accountable for these types of incidents.

Now's the time to take action. Get the Mayor and Council on a bus to Raleigh. Have them meet with the Governor; and send a good reporter along who can record the responses to tough questions.

Hold the elected and appointed officials accountable.

Now that would be live, local, and interactive.

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