The Witness is reducing its environmental footprint

Toni Penwell Staff Writer Budgetary constraints may have been the catalyst for the transition of The Witness to a digital newspaper, but the residual benefits will make environmentalists applaud the move. “We noticed a decline in readership of the papers and the stacks of unread papers left on the racks,” said Corey Cockerill, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Advisor to The Witness. She stated that the communications department considered decreasing the number of printed issues, but ultimately, made the decision to “go digital.”  The reduction in cost for printing…

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Read & Seed program sprouting up on campus

By Mackenzie Potter Staff Writer Through a partnership with WC campus-based Grow Food Grow Hope, the local Read & Seed program is going places, literally. Read & Seed is a free program designed specifically for preschool children that takes place on the last Saturday of every month. During the event, children gather in various places on the Wilmington College campus, as well as in the classrooms of preschools throughout the community, where they are taught the importance of organic food growth through stories and hands-on activities. And this year, they’re…

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Tour de Farm bicycle tour slated for Sept. 24

The Third Annual Tour de Farm is a bike tour of local Clinton County Farms slated for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. This year’s tour will start at the Friends of Hope community Gardens, and stop at: (1) Fife Farm, (2) Bob Webb Farm, (3) The Market at the Mural, (4) Branstrator Farm, and (5) That Guy’s Family Farm. The entire loop is approximately 30 miles. There will also be a shorter loop, about 5 miles, for the more casual biker that starts at the Friends of Hope Gardens, and stops at Fife Farm,…

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Happy Johnson to kick off Issues and Artists series Thursday

Happy Johnson will speak on his journey from “Foster Care to First Responder” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Heiland Theatre in Boyd. Johnson spent his childhood shuffling around different foster care homes.  Despite a neglected upbringing, Johnson has used the strength of his faith and support from his “village” to become a powerful voice for the most vulnerable in society. Following Hurricane Katrina, Johnson drove an Emergency Response Vehicle in New Orleans.  At the conclusion of his service as a first responder, Johnson led a non-governmental organization (2005-09)…

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Theatre department to hold workshop, auditions

  The Wilmington College Theatre Department has announced that this year’s fall show will be the musical “Violet.” A workshop will be held in Heiland Theatre in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:15 p.m. for anyone interested in or planning to audition for the fall show. No advance preparation for the workshop is necessary; all music and movement used for the audition will be taught during this session. Scripts will be available for cold readings. Those auditioning are encouraged to attend the workshop to allow…

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Buckeye Livery opens uptown, features pizzeria, billiards and arcade

Victoria Burcham Staff Writer Nestled inside the local, uptown pizzeria, Cassano’s, is what some might call a ‘hidden gem.’ If you walk past the counter, you’ll encounter the unexpected—a palatial new pub called the Buckeye Livery. With an outside patio, expansive bar, arcade, pool tables, and live bands scheduled to play throughout the fall season, it’s not one to miss. “It is a real piece of history,” said Larry Reinsmith, co-owner of Cassano’s and the Buckeye Livery. “As soon as it was up for sale, I knew a pizza place…

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BuyLocalWC program creates student guide to all things local

Featuring the tagline “shop local, eat local, play local, live local,” the BuyLocalWC organization has launched its 2011-2012 campaign with a welcome-back note to new Wilmington College students. The organization models itself after the BuyLocalCC campaign, launched in 2010 and designed to encourage public investment in locally-owned businesses in Clinton County and the surrounding area. The BuyLocalWC campaign, however, targets students. As stated on its website, “This brand-new Buy Local Wilmington College site is exclusively dedicated to connecting you – the Wilmington College student – to the local community. Our goal is to provide you with up-to-date information, honest reviews, insider…

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Panel returns after 10 years for 9/11 discussion

The Wilmington College community is invited to gather for the 10th Anniversary Event of 9/11, on Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hugh Heiland Theatre. Nearly a decade ago, the day following the U.S. terrorist attacks, academic and community leaders held a public panel discussion to try to focus thoughts around the event’s impact. On September 12, 2011, that same panel will return for reflection and further discussion. The event panel will feature:  • Dr. Michael Snarr, Professor of Social and Political Studies at Wilmington College and just returned from a trip to Afghanistan.  • Dr. Dean…

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