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Family and airport discuss solution for last tree standing

A Wilmington family will be able to enjoy its tree for a few more days. The Joyce family and airport authorities met in court today to determine what happens next. There wasn't actually a hearing, but the court made an order. Ilm authorities agreed not to have the tree cut down until at least Monday and the Joyce family agreed not to interfere with its removal; if they do they will be subject to criminal contempt. In the meantime, the family is making one last plea, asking ILM to simply top the tree to 30 feet. Arborists say the oak would likely die gradually. We're told the F.A.A. prefers the tree cut down completely, but it's not a requirement.

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I am sorry

I am sorry that the tree had to come down but you can't accept money, sign a contract and then refuse to fulfill your end of the contract. The whole situation sucks and that poor tree is the one that paid the ultimate cost. Too sad!

Where was the CONCERN

I am sorry for thie older gentlemen and I know that it was more than likely hard for him to understand really what was going on. I have the same type of thing happen with my family, People always calling wanted them to send money for this and that and they can get free loans, There are no such thing as a free loan,,, but as kids we have to step in and I question did the kids try to step in at the being of this when the contract was drawn and the money was givin out? I know the gentleman don't want this done. but you sign and took the money. I know one report said that he would give the money back but there still is a sign contract. and the ones that are TV crying and bring the children on TV. How much time have you really spend with your father, grandfather, do you talk to them once week or go sit with him. Or was this just a money thing?