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The Rant: July 27, 2011

Yesterday's undercover traffic sting generated a lot of discussion on our website.

The Rant: July 21, 2011

WWAY was the only Wilmington TV station to report on Megan Mantooth's suspension and criminal charge last month. When we did, there was a lot of criticism aimed at us for reporting the story and the victim for making the accusations.

THE RANT: Mayor Saffo, where are all the jobs you promised?

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video In his January 2009 State of the City address, Mayor Bill Saffo told the city the convention center, "is the largest construction project in the region, and currently creating hundreds of desperately needed jobs." He went on to say 1,000 people would be involved in the construction, and 1,200 will work there. Really, Mr. Mayor? Full story...
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The Rant: July 19, 2011

In his January 2009 State of the City address, Mayor Bill Saffo told the city the convention center, "is the largest construction project in the region, and currently creating hundreds of desperately needed jobs." He went on to say 1,000 people would be involved in the construction, and 1,200 will work there. Really, Mr. Mayor?

The Rant: July 18, 2011

You may have heard about the so-called Carmageddon in California over the weekend. The massive road project not only went off without a hitch, it finished well ahead of schedule.

THE RANT: Judge Ola Lewis .. more the politican, less a judge

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Judge Lewis, we have higher expectations for our judges. We expect them to be ABOVE the riff-raff that happens on the political battlefield. Not only have you caused a division in the Brunswick County Republican Party, you've also chosen to wage two political battles -- which you've lost. Perhaps it would be a good idea if you stuck with what you know best, ruling on judicial and legal issues from the bench, and stay out of politics. Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen Counties have enough drama already without you stirring up more. Full story...
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RANT REAX: The Convention & Visitors Bureau on "Please don't call it 'Cape Fear' any more"

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For the first time in more than 20 years, Wilmington is being positioned as the lead “portal” through which vacationers locate, consider and eventually experience our vacation paradise. Name recognition is exponentially enhanced by branding the single destination “Wilmington, NC”, versus an obscure name like ‘Cape Fear Coast’. Full story...
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The Rant: July 13, 2011

Summer often means vacations and we've taken a little break from The Rant for a few days. Tonight, WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo is well-rested and back in ranting-shape.

THE RANT: Please don't call it Cape Fear anymore

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And then you've got Wilmington, epicenter of the Cape Fear Coast, right? Well, not any more. The brain trust at the Brandon Agency, an ad company in Myrtle Beach, thinks we should be called "Wilmington: River District and Island Beaches" now. Snazzy huh? Full story...
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The Rant: July 5, 2011

The letter Hoyt Tessener sent to the governor also went to state senator Thom Goolsby. Yesterday, the Wilmington Republican said he supports the troopers.