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Name: Thomas
City: Surf City
Your Rant:
How in the name of all that is sane and rational can anyone justify or defend the behaviour of the Wilmington Huffer?

19 years old apparently. Now has her second DWI ticket; the first of which resulted in a conviction if I read the posts correctly.

She huffed and she puffed on dust cleaner. Was she headed to the home of the 3 Pigs? When I saw that, I thought -- Dust Cleaner?? Why not just stick your face on a vacum cleaner exhaust or go find a pair of Al Bundy's socks?

She blacked out; sent herself and 2 others to the hospital. Only luck or the Grace of God allowed the responding Officer not to require body bags.

She destroyed a car owned by someone else.

She's put her parents through what must be living hell.

Whether it's dawned on her or not, she's potentially ruined her life for decades.

She faces encarceration, lawsuits, and long term financial loss.

Just over a year ago, a well known cabbie was killed when a motorcyle operator, traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour, hit the cab; and there were no survivors. The cyclists' friends and family rushed to his defense. He was just misunderstood; but despite his criminal record, he was getting his life together. Right?? Oh yes, he did not own the motorcycle he was operating. No report on whether any of them, including the cycle owner, had the decency to attend the wake or service for the cab operator, who by the way left behind a wife and children.
Despite all of this chowder heads want to rush to her defense and create the impression it's okay to do stupid, life threatening things. They try to piant a defense of "everyone does it" right??

It causes one to wonder which of these friends will do the eulogy which is certain to be required if she does not do a 180 degree turn and gain some maturity.

Early in my insurance career, I adjusted 2 automobile liability claims in which teenagers did not survive. Meeting with their parents, so soon after the incidents, was one of thoughest things I have ever had to do professionally.

You wonder how a family can stand by and apparently do nothing and excuse this pattern of behaviour to her being over 18. It was not that many years ago Martin Sheen went to court and obtained an order to have his boy Charley, who was in his 30s, ordered to a detox center for fear his son would do harm to himself with his addictions.

Over 300 posts on this topic; far too many would defend and excuse the driver.

Instead of venting in her defense, they should vent at her and rush her to some form of treatment fot addicitons while there is still time. And from some of the posts, its evident some of her friends and younger family members should consider taking the treatment with her.

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Name: Karl Deweese
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
Explain this to me please!!

Budget! Money! And they are raising our tax's Every Year..
I notice on Market St. north of Eastwood road that they are doing (patch) work on the road on the north bound side.. Fixing cracks in the road 5 to 6 to 20ft at a time. 2 ft wide some 10ft wide... WHY! Why are they wasting our money on the small repairs here and there NOW! Why are they not fixing Kerr Ave. between Market and MLK where people are dodging drips and holes.. for over 10 years now.. Budget!? It does not get spent fixing our roads.. But!!! Lets build a 3 million dollar park over here 3 miles from another 4 millon park.. Oh and the State has to spend $900,000 before July or they can't get there money for the year... Fix our roads PEOPLE!!!

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Name: Jerry Pannullo
City: Winnabow
Your Rant:
I just want to thank Kevin for the rant about politicians ignoring s.e. NC. It goes to show at a microcosm level what is happening on the macrocosm level. No one in Washington is listening to the people, and its happening now at the state level. If this trend continues it will move to the county level and finally down to mayoral level. Good going Kevin, let them know the people will not be silenced.

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Name: Scared Driver
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
I want to know why EVERY day while driving home from work on MLK parkway, I get passed by a cop who is going over the speed limit with no lights on?? I actually ended up following one to pick my child up from school and all he was doing was going back to the police station. The speed limit on MLK is 50 miles per hour but yet you have a cop passing all cars doing at least 65. If they are responding to calls, then why no lights on. Can we as law abiding citizens make citizen arrests when we see these cops breaking the laws? I so want to pull up to a cop after he is speeding and he is actually going nowhere but to the gas station to get him a coffee and ask him for his license and registration and ask him "Do you know how fast you were going son?"

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Name: Jim Phillips
City: Leland, N.C.
Your Rant:
Why is the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge completely
closed at night. Wasn,t the orignal plan to leave
one lane open in each direction? It,s very congested between 8.00 and 9.00 P.M. every night
driving from Wilmington to Brunswick County.
Some one is going to get injured or killed.

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Name: eric wilson
City: burgaw
Your Rant:
its not the smoking issue i have to rant about.it goes back way before now.the "welcome to wrightsville beach...now go home!" did it for me.now I say" haven't been there since,dont care to go again".if wb owners want their beach to themselves,then let them pay for ALL beach nourishments by theirself.pay/dont pay,smoke/dont smoke,personally i would have a better time in "burgaw beach than in wb".just so you know how we feel,the next time a hurricane hits NC.....stay on your side of the island,WE will take care of wilmington and pull together as one.GO BURGAW BEACH!!!!!!!!!

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Name: Jason Holden
City: Wrightsville Beach
Your Rant:
I work for a rental property here on Wrightsville Beach and I would just like to say I think the possible smoking ban on Wrightsville Beach is absolutely ridiculous. I see far more litter THROWN on the ground around town and pet waste than I do ciggarette butts on the beach. I think perhaps stricter fines for littering would be sufficient, but if you are going to do something as absurd as ban smoking on a public beach why not go all out and ban drink bottles and food all together!

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Name: Betty Kennedy
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
My RANT is with Progess Energy. We have just installed a more efficient heatpump in our home. We went from a 12 seer to a 15 seer. We felt this was a good time with the tax credit and the rebate from Progress Engery. I got all my paperwork together to apply for the rebate. When I went to the web site, I really could not find where to apply. I checked my brochure again from Progress Energy and in very tiny print at the bottom of the paper that I could not read with my glasses. I got the magnifier out and it said, all improvements must be completed by a Progress Energy prequalified contractor. I tried to pull these up on their site and all it would do is process. I tried to call the number that was on the brochure and no one answered. You would think if the HVAC company were licensed and the county inspects, that would be enough for Progress Energy. They obviously charge the contractors for this class or whatever and want to make sure they get theirs. What a complete rip-off.

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Name: Patrick
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
I feel like nobody should have to pay to visit our local beaches to have fun. The beach belongs to everyone. Who wants to run back to your car to pay more money.

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Name: Rena Williamson
City: Whiteville
Your Rant:
Why is everyone always leaving WWAY?? Every time you get somebody that;s good at what they do, poof, their gone. Steve was one of your best anchormen in a long while, Havn't seen him in two weeks, Did I miss an announcement of him leaving? If folks are leaving due to money then maybe WWAY should pay more, especially if you've got a good anchor person, or even if they're in the feild. Thanks

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Name: Johnnie Edwards
City: Leland
Your Rant:
I live in Brunswick County and work in Wilmington. It would be nice if there was a posting of the bridge closures at night. I get off work in the evening and have to detour throught downtown to get home. It would be good to know in advance so I could know which way I need to drive to get home.

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Name: Jessie Stringffellow
City: Leland
Your Rant:
I heard about Wrightsville Beach wanting to ban smoking on the beach because of the trash, will I am speaking for a lot of smokers and non-smokes now. what about all the beer cans and other trash that is on the beaches and even other public places.People need to get off of the cigarette kick and get on the alcohol kick, for it has and still to this day is killing more people, breaking more homes apart, and does more harm to others then cigarettes do and that is the truth. I am sick and tried of hearing we are having cleaner air now when people stop smoking will we are not, because every time our city buses starts going you get the smoke of 1000 packs of cigarettes at that very moment.All of us older people lived our lives with most of our family smoking cigarettes and we are not died from it are we? I don't smoke but where are the Americans rights at now everyone talks about the government ruling us will what is everyone in home towns doing to each other.

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Name: martyn hawkins
City: oak island
Your Rant:
Meghan Torjusson (?) is like heroin. I look forward to her on the news and enjoy her sweet presentation and femininity and can't get enough of her. Can we have her as the primary anchor? Truly, if any of the major networks discovered her they would snap her up in a heart beat. I hope you appreciate the priceless gem you have.

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Name: Kathy
City: Holly Ridge
Your Rant:
I am a smoker and what is going on is not smart.
You come after us for the TAX money you get. I lived in Cleveland Ohio up to 13 yrs ago when retired and moved here.My cig. TAX paid for the Indians and Brown new home yet smokers are not welcome,now it's the beach.I try to be careful when I'm in a group of non smokers.I put my butts in a bag that i always have with me. If you keep coming after smokers and force us to quit where is ALL your money then?

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Name: Jeff`
City: wilmington
Your Rant:
that sorry bill saffo and wantabe city leaders which coulndnt lead a blind horse to water while on an island. When are we the people will have a voice when will it be we the people and not we the goverment, will these people cause the same problem as in Greece. I say yes vote them all out and lets fix the problem of bad goverment and rigged elections by bs (Bill saffo)which his first letter in his first name and the first of his last tells you what he is full of.

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Name: Linden Ridge Homeowners
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
I just wanted to rant about how some lazy thief has been staking out our neighborhood like is a free for all at Wal-Mart. Several homeowners, working all day at an honest living, have entered their burglarized homes finding that some lazy dope has come in and stolen all that he/she has! New Hanover Sheriff's Department has no clue as to what is going on. Not- just in Linden Ridge but in surrounding neighborhoods, also. Many have noticed a large white van circling the neighborhood...I assume casing the homes of people who work all day. Thank New Hanover County for such a lousy sheriff's department...I am pretty sure the thieves are loving that your department is such an indolent force...I am pretty sure that they cannot do it without you. Oh, thanks goes out to the city of Wilmington, too; thanks to you and New Hanover- my taxes are exorbitant and there is NOTHING I have seen to make me feel as if your departments are spending wisely...for goodness sake you cannot even stop crime! Your fellow citizens have learned to cut back in these tough times, why can't you?!

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Name: Elizabeth
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
New Hanover Community Health Center provides a tremendous service of Healh and Dental care to New Hanover and surrounding counties mostly at a discount or "slide" rate. IT IS NOT A FREE CLINIC. It is a shame that because the patients on the slide and with insurance do not pay their co-pay, the center may have to cut back services. I realize that some people are out of work but surely they can "find" $15 somewhere. It sickens me that these same people that accumulated a total of $500,000 in bad debt have cars, cell phones, vacations, etc. A carton of cigarettes is $50!! The health care here is only $15 or a % of the real cost. The grant given to the health center was adequate years ago, but now the health center gets the same amount of grant and has to help 3 times as many people. We need the people that have bad debt to pay their bills. We need the patients to pay their co-pay when they walk in. Grant money only covers 1/2 of the money that is needed to keep the center open. THe center has to make up the rest from the fees they charge. Where else can you get $1500 worth of labs done for $15? AND yet that $15 does not get paid. Maybe we should publish a list of people in collections like they do for delinquent taxes?!!!! COME ON PEOPLE. STOP BEING DEAD BEATS AND PAY YOUR BILLS. AND TREAT THE REGISTRATION PEOPLE AND SLIDE COORDINATOR WITH RESPECT. Some of you are downright NASTY to these people and they have no control over what they do. The health center is governed by federal and state standards and policies. Just remember that because you cannot pay your co pay, the center may have to close. And then what? NEW HANOVER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER IS NOT A FREE CLINIC.

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Name: Concerned Mom
City: Ash
Your Rant:
To the lady that ranted about officers being on school campuses, well think about this, if the laws on disipline were not what they are maybe parents could have a little more control of their children. The law tells our children "if mommy or daddy spanks you, that is abuse". Jesus said "spare the rod and spoil the child" America needs to get back what we had 40+ years ago. Just a little something to think about.

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Name: Justin
City: southport
Your Rant:
What is wrong with this country by outsourcing jobs to other countries. It is not right, bad for our country and it does not help our country at all either.. That is one of the biggest problems we have in this country. It is one reason why our unemployment rate is high. If we brought the work back into this county, USA would flourish. There will be more jobs for US Americans.

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Name: Concerned Taxpayer
City: South Brunswick
Your Rant:
I see these DOC "work crews" from the prison in Columbus Co. almost daily. They ride from Whiteville to their favorite eatry, stop get breakfast, ride another hour or so, put out "work" signs, unload 8 useless souls with two armed lazy state employees leaning on a gun with them, walk beside the road for an hour or less, load up for lunch, go to another eatery, come back get the signs and ride to their favorite parking spot and wait to return back to the unit. I have seen them parked behind churches, on the waterfront at Southport, at the OIB pier, nearly every eatery in Brunswick Co. As anyone ever considered the cost of this daily? How is it worth the tax dollar it takes to fund this?

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Name: Karen
City: Bolivia
Your Rant:
Firing the driver and monitor of the bus sounds harsh, but lets think for a minute how we would be feeling if a predator just happened to be waiting and the two misfit girls were never seen again. Would we think firing someone in charge of children was to harsh then. And yes, I would also think punishment for the two girls is due as well. If not, shame on the parents as well. Keep in mind who the adults are in all of this.

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Name: Peggy
City: Shallotte
Your Rant:
Leaving children 1 1/2 miles from home is stupid. I don't care what the kid did I'm sure someone had a cell phone that the driver and monitor could use to call police to take the kids home. NO child should ever be put in DANGER I don't care want the did. Call the police to come get them. NEVER FORGET THEY ARE CHILDREN. Let them explain to there parents why the police are bringing them home. The school is responable for them while there on that bus.

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Name: elaine herzog
City: wilmington
Your Rant:
it never ceases to amaze me how voters can be so stupid! Once again we've been duped. "vote for the sales tax increase, and we won't raise your taxes" well, the voters did....and guess what - right next to the election results in today's paper, it reads: "during the next 2 months the Wilm Council will decide to RAISE PROPERTY TAXES to 3.75c.......So they LIED AGAIN!!!!!!!! and the stupid voters voted to raise the sales tax......

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Name: Suzanne Carroll
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
While I agree that it was unwise that the two 13 year olds were put off the bus in an unsafe part of town, the outcome sends the wrong message to the students. They should have been returned to school to face punishment for acting like little idiots on the bus. Instead now they probably have the attitude that they can now do anything and get away with it.

Their self-righteous father needs to spend less time on television taking up for his little juvenile-delinquent-in-the-making and teach her some respect and manners.

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Name: random guy
City: wilm
Your Rant:
whats with people not wanting the titan plant. Do you tree hugging people like not having a job???

they are bringing more jobs to the area, but you keep pushing them away. enjoy the welfare line.

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Name: Diana Jones
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
Why do we have crews from Florida painting new lines in and around the county. I have seen the same crew in Pender too.

Where is the local and state DOT workers, why does the work go to outsiders?

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Name: JENNY
City: LELAND
Your Rant:
Okay I don't understand the City Council here. I lived here in the 70's moved and came back to this area because I love it here. The City Council complains about the downtown area and especially the bars!! I can remember when the downtown area was so full of postitues, addits, and the cops would not go near the Cotton Exchange because of being a high crime area. Look around, the downtown area has changed and is growing with diversity...clothing stores, book, food, and yes bar owners. Of course the front street development on the street sort of closed down some businesses...great work there city council! Punishing existing bar owners by saying no new liquor license is crazy! Especially if they might want to sell...who will buy it. You are punishing all bars for the crimes of a few. You know which ones...the dance clubs, under 21 crowd, thug clubs with metal detectors. Put those guys out of business. There are many bar owners who have a family and are trying to run their business the right way. The smell of urine and puke along with the trash is not just from the bar crowd. Have you ever been scared out of your wits by a homeless person using the bathroom in the alley or better hiding behind a dumpster and jumps out as you walk by....what about them? Have any of the City Council been out to Savannah or Charleston? Those cities have a thriving downtown area with bars. If you ask most responsible bar owners downtown they would say get rid of the 21 and under crowd and go after the clubs that seem to have issues everynight.
Gosh...I have even seen some of WWAY employee's along with your sister stations in bars.
Once again we see the City Council passing the blame for their incompetence in managing the city. This is nothing more than a great diversion from Saffo and his clones on the council for the FAILED Hotel and Convention Center. Could it be that Saffo and the council members would like to get rid of the bars so they can buy up some property CHEAP and build some more high dollar condo's that I will never be able to afford. Oh gosh and let us not forget the City Club for the rich and famous...how many times have I seen someone drunk come out of there...oh sorry they are a different class than the rest of us. I am just sick and tired of all this change we have heard about for the last year and yet things are only getting worse for the little man! That is my rant for now! Thanks I feel a little better now.

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Name: RUTH BECHT
City: SOUTHPORT N.C
Your Rant:
IS THERE ANYBODY IN WASH. THAT REMEMBERS W.P.A.? i SURE DO.THAT WAS HOW MY MOTHER HOUSED AND FED US DURING THAT TIME.SHE WORKED FOR THE W.P.A.WHY DONT OBAMA AND COHORTS REMEMBER? THEY WERE NOT BORN YET, BUT THOUSANDS OF MEN AND BOYS WERE PUT TO WORK BUILDING ROADS, BRIDGES, AND ROADS, PARKS, ETC. IT COULD SOLVE OUR UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEMS. TELL THEM TO READ THEIR HISTORY BOOKS NOW AND GET EVERYBODY TO WORK AGAIN.

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Name: Sharlene Pence
City: Leland
Your Rant:
Friday April 30, 2010 as I was traveling down Wooster St at 7:30 pm approaching the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. It was closed. I live in Leland so I turned on 3rd st to the Isabelle Holmes bridge. It took me 1 hour and 30 mins to get back to 74/76 on the other side of the Cape Fear Memorial bridge!!! There has to be a better time to close the bridge. 1 hr and 30 mins to go about 5 miles is just ridiculous!!!! What about emergency access to NHRMC hospital. The traffic was stopped for miles. I can understand closing 1 lane on the bridge, but to totally close the bridge without warning is just crazy. I would hope authorities will consider better planning next time they decide to close the bridge.

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Name: bj
City: wilmington
Your Rant:
what is the deal with freeman park at the north end of carolina beach? alot of us pay good money each year and now they are trying to tell us when we can come off the beach. these people need to understand also that some of the people who go out there do not have money if they get stuck to pae the so called tow trucks that will be there. what a joke 200.00 to 400.00 just to get pulled off, when some of the guys out there will do it for free but now they say no. whats up with that? also we heard the passes are going up to 100.00 a year what a joke. i have seen it raise three times in the last two years. clean up the drunks

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Name: Melisa
City: winnabow
Your Rant:
It is not right for any one to be charged with the death of the police officer. Richard Matthews was driving the car at high speeds he knew the risks of it and it was no ones fault but the driver of the car. if the perpetrator was killed in a chase they wouldn't charge the cops.

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Name: concerned
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
So we are building a big new convention center here in Wilmington and it is time for them to buy a large amount of tables, chairs, etc. for the banquet areas. The local furniture dealers were given a request to bid HOWEVER - they mandated certain manufacturers that all will bid directly to the city, so the local dealers would be wasting their time even bidding !!! What about keeping the money in the local economy??? They should give all the local dealers a chance at this - it simply is not fair. Our tax dollars paid for this convention center and it is my strong opinion that everything from the light fixtures, linens, tables, chairs, etc. etc. should be bought from local companies that could really use an order of this size. Let local businesses submit competitive quotes - then everyone wins. The city gets a good competive price, BUT the money spent stays in Wilmington - where It should be.

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Name: Linda
City: holden beach
Your Rant:
I want to know way .way3tv dose not have the 11 clock news on week ends.I live in your viewing area and know that south east North Carolina have a lot happening on the week ends and I would like to be inform. It is very frustrating not to be able to get the news and weather about the area I live in just because its the wrong day of the week.

It would also be nice to get a little more information about things like festivals before they happen

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Name: Publius
E-mail Address: action@able-nc.com
City: ILM
Your Rant:
We've just found out that County Manager Bruce Shell fired an employee for not playing ball and ignoring code violations in the home of a Planning Board member. This, on top of the ABC Board debacle; the nefarious actions of the CFPUA; the WHA scandal; and the robbing of our tax dollars every year from groups like the WID, WDI, and Cape Fear Future under the guise of "economic development" - and we still have something like 13% voter turnout locally. Folks, your government mocks you, and laughs at your ignorance while they're breaking the bank. No more. Take action. Get involved

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Name: Johnnie Marlowe
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
I am really sick and tired of the local media carrying the water and televising the threats and intimidation of local politicians. They threaten us with raising property taxes, (which they will do anyway), They also threaten to sell Airlie gardens, close libraries, museums and parks. You in the local media just broadcast these threats without investigation of why our budget is so short. and probably because of things like the butterfly bldg at airlie gardens. What did that cost us? Did you ask the question? Personally I don't care what they sale, close or reduce. I will not vote for another penny in more taxes. They need to learn to live within their means just like us.

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Name: Concerned mom
City: Navssa
Your Rant:

The Mayor of Navassa doesn't allow the police officers to patrol Navassa. You have a lot of men loitering in front of the Navassa Mini Mart and on the corner of plum street. The police officers were told that they are not to patrol these areas. The men and women loitering are good friends are on the town board with Mayor Eullis Willis. There has already been a shooting on the corner of Plum street a couple of years back. So you tell me how can the officers keep Navassa safe when they stop patrol at 2am and start patrol at 8am

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Name: Dianne
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:

I am furious with the NC law called Contributory Negligence. It is an antiqueded law that allows people to run red lights, collide with and injure others and destroy their personal property. The red light runner isn't liable for any damages or injuries caused by them running a red light.

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Name: Thomas
City: Surf City
Your Rant:

Why is it necessary to post Resource Officers at every public school?

They were not necessary when I attended school. They were not present when my daughter attended school.

But now, regardless of county, there they sit, a Deputy Sheriff on every campus including elementary schools.

Why is that necessary?

Unruly students? Send them home until their parents give them proper motivation which yields a more focused school attitude. Hold the parents accountable for the behaviour of their children at school. If the Parents can not discipline them, then send them to one of the local juvenile facilities where they will get motivated.
Illegal Activity? Hold the Principal Accountable.

Nothing better for the Deputies to do? Then cut staff.

It's one thing to have an officer present to control traffic after a sporting event.

But, every day? From the first bus' arrival until the last bus departure?

We're facing an economic meltdown with this State's proposed budget so distant from reality and available funding, it's a crime.

So untold and probably uncalculated millions of dollars get spent keeping an officer at every school in every county throughout the state.

Put the officers back where they belong -- on the streets and roads maintaining order and curbing crime or at Dunkin Donuts.

But, instill order to a level that the only day of the year Officers are on Campus is Career Day.

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Name: onelove
City: bolton, nc
Your Rant:

It irritates me to see people who call themselves a "pastor" or "preacher" buying lottery tickets and playing the numbers........ you dont need luck, you need Jesus!!!!!

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Name: JEFF
City: CASTLEHYNE/WILMINGTON ORGINAL
Your Rant:

BILL SAFFO HOW MUCH OF TAX DOLLARS ARE YOU GOING TO SPEND TO FIX FRONT STREET IN FRONT OF YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY STOP WASTING TAX DOLLARS ON THINGS THAT NOBODY BUT YOU CARE ABOUT SO YOU CAN RAISE YOUR LEASES.NO tax increase cause you lied when you said tax dollars wont pay for the new hotel nobody but you wants but you so you fell important. You wouldnt be in office if it wasnt for the reality people you pay off to keep you in office. I am born and raised in wilmington you are a yankee wanting to be a southern by the grace of god. I heard satan needs a new helper and you fit the job description.Do wilmington a favor and leave forever,please now! not tommorrow!!!!!!!!!

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Name: rick hines
City: wilmington
Your Rant:

After moving here to wilmington N.C for ten years from the border state of California, and previously from NYC, (Honorable Vietnam Veteran) of which my younger brother and past best friend were deeply into law enforcement as Lieutenant, and police officer respectively, it boggles my mind that the state of NC allows all manner of law enforcement to patrol the city and its environs in all manner of motorized vehicles...After living in several of the fifty states, (and have revisited some frequently, and is currently planning to vacate N.C. quickly , due in large part to its DRACONIAN GOVERNMENT)albeit, not southern states, Never have I experienced SO MANY UNDERCOVER, UNMARKED, VARIETY OF VEHICLES,ie; Volkswagens; Pontiac Gt's; Pick-up Trucks; even chrysler 300's, etc, and the copious amount of uniform police agencies allowed to patrol the roads; ie; DMV; State; Local; Sheriff, etc. Being allowed to drive among the unsuspecting civilian population, seemingly looking for the slightest PROVOCATION to turn on the infamous NAZI STROBE LIGHTS, scaring the hell outta the unsuspecting citizen...only to be stopped for no apparent reason, as it always mostly turn out to be. Wilmington is not a BORDER TOWN, THERE IS NO APPRECIABLE AMOUNT OF CONTRABAND FLOWING THRU THIS ONE HORSE TOWN, IE;DRUGS, ETC like say L.A or even NYC...So the burning question is, "WHO'S THE GOVERNMENT ENTITY AUTHORIZING THIS MADNESS, THAT THE NATIVE CITIZENRY SEEM TO CONTINUE TO TAKE IT UP THE SHORTS WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A QUESTION OR COMMENT...Have made inquiries before, no one seems to want to address or comment back on this particular issue...CURIOUS WONDER, WHY IS THAT!!!!!! PS: It's an absolute joy and pleasure when visiting outta state, to be able to drive without any concern about some pick-up truck behind me might be looking me over, or "running my tags" as a routine here in wilmington. Not being concerned what-so-ever, just like it's supposed to be, as in the old days.

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Name: Donna
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:

Over the years roads are widened but the one thing most people don't think about is moveing their mailboxes. If I understand right, mailboxes are to be 4 feet off the road allowing mail delivery vehicals to pull off the road to deliver mail. There are many areas of town where the mailboxes are right at the edge of the road. Please check the distance that your mailbox is and move it if necessary.

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Name: Linda Johnson
City: Leland
Your Rant:

Cannot believe Leland is pulling this one!! It makes me so proud to see that flag rounding that bend on 17 coming home from work every evening. GIVE ME A BREAK!!! the flag is too big??? ...The pole is too tall???
As a Vet, I am soooo angry! The town needs to think about replacing people like the rocket scientist who is pushing this "law". How about the height of the Hardee's, McDonald and Waffle House signs to name a few...I don't hear you mentioning them being out of code!!! Are you sure you are not part of a "Sleeper Cell!"

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Name: Katherine Maynor
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:

I want to RANT about the RANT! I hear enough complaining everyday from my kids! NOW you're saying that I have to listen to people whine when I turn on the nightly news?! Come on WWAY, you, too, must be sick of hearing it!!

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Name: Betsy
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:

Why does the City Employees have to take a 1% pay cut when they haven't even gotten a raise since 2008. I wonder if the BIG GUYS ( City Council, Mayor) are taking a pay cut???

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Name: Carolyn
City: Hampstead
Your Rant:

Budget Shortfall-What do you need city and county managers for? They should be on top of the budget. If our councilmen and commissioners would dig in their pockets and cut back on the unecessary spending there would not be a short fall of moneies for our schools and emergency departments as police, sheriff and fire. My question is how did each department get in this situation. Whose holding the purse strings. Example: If the schools would utilize existing office furniture or if the sheriff's office would cut back on uniforms(just so they can be the best dressed) and having personlized chairs in the confernce room and when that person quits or retires they would not have the chair to carry home as a personal item. Cut the freebies out and you would not need to raise personal taxes. As for the schools no one gives information on the funds the schools are suppose to be getting for tickets and etc. Also, this issue on the night life in Wilmington is a joke. Why not go after the alcoholic beverages like they do tobacco. It does more harm to more people that tobacco. I don't drinl or smoke but feel both have gotten a rare deal.

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Name: April Morgan
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:

My daughter goes to Trask Middle School. On April 6th 2010 her school bus was involved in an accident. Do you know that the school never called me to let me know of the accident.Or what to do if my child experienced any pain from the wreck. They didnt even have the kids checked out by the school nurse. They just sent them on to class.

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Name: Scott
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:

Why can't DOT figure out how to fix the intersection of S. 3rd & Wooster St? People seem to not notice the lanes shift to the right as you travel South on 3rd and cross over Wooster St. Usually the people in the right lane drift over into the left lane and sometimes the people in the left lane drift over into one of the turn lanes. They don't realize they are not in a straight lane when they get to Dawson St and try to go straight across Dawson. DOT put up signs before 3rd and Wooster that show the lanes go straight, not shifting to the right. They just added to the problem. How about paint new lines, paint arrows and put up signs that show the lanes shift right?

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Name: Ben McCoy
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:

My rant is - THANK YOU WWAY FOR STEALING MY NAME AND MY IDEA. www.WilmingtonRants.ning.com has been around for more than 2 years serving Southeastern NC as a Rant, Opinion, and Citizen-Journalist forum. No good idea goes.... unstolen?

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Name: Linda M.
City: Leland

Some time ago, in an effort to streamline the traffic going into Wilmington, the DOT installed solid white lines from the 74/76 merge with 17 (at the Leland/Belville exit), along with signs saying "Stay in Your Lane." However, no one EVERS obeys the lines or signs, and merge by driving over the solid line in order to get into the fast lane. I even saw a Wilmington cruiser do it! So therefore, the "streamlining" doesn't happen and the congestion is even worse than before. I wish they would post Leland/State Troopers for a couple of days to catch the offenders AND make the general traffic aware of their presence so that the new roadway WORKS!

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Name: Linda Johnson
City: Leland
Your Rant:
Cannot believe Leland is pulling this one!! It makes me so proud to see that flag rounding that bend on 17 coming home from work every evening. GIVE ME A BREAK!!! the flag is too big??? ...The pole is too tall???
As a Vet, I am soooo angry! The town needs to think about replacing people like the rocket scientist who is pushing this "law". How about the height of the Hardee's, McDonald and Waffle House signs to name a few...I don't hear you mentioning them being out of code!!! Are you sure you are not part of a "Sleeper Cell!"

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Name: Donna
City: Wilmington
Your Rant:
Over the years roads are widened but the one thing most people don't think about is moving their mailboxes. If I understand right, mailboxes are to be 4 feet off the road allowing mail delivery vehicles to pull off the road to deliver mail. There are many areas of town where the mailboxes are right at the edge of the road. Please check the distance that your mailbox is and move it if necessary.

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