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Archive - Dec 18, 2009

Thalian Hall renovation project kicks into high gear

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video City Hall aka Thalian Hall, looks nice and tranquil on the outside, but inside it's quite another matter. Full story...
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Hundreds line up for help with holiday gifts

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videoFor hundreds of local families, Friday was Christmas. Thanks to donations from the community, needy children will have gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington decorated with new art

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Out with the old, in with the new: downtown Wilmington is now decorated with new pedestrian art. Five new statues can be found scattered around the streets of the city. Full story...
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New software helps parents prevent kids from texting while driving

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video Texting while driving has been illegal in North Carolina for about two weeks now, but questions over how it can be enforced still remain. Now, new software is putting power in the hands of parents. Full story...
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Staff reductions, furlough days have New Hanover County residents paying

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videoTo help meet a $21 million budget shortfall, New Hanover County offered employees early retirement, laid others off, and issued mandatory furlough days. While the cuts helped balance the budget, county residents might still end up '”paying”. Full story...
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Students, faculty observe Pender County teacher

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Students and faculty at Pender High School observed a moment of silence Friday to honor long-time teacher Daisy Larkins. Full story...
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US Army Reserves reads Polar Express to Wilmington students

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The Polar Express is a popular children's book this time of year, but not everyone is lucky enough to hear it told by an actual railroad conductor. Friday morning, members of the U.S. Army Reserves... Full story...
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Progress Energy says goodbye coal, hello natural gas

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The company plans to retire its coal-fired units and replace them with structures fueled by natural gas. The company says the project will bring construction jobs to the area. Full story...
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