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Archive - Aug 18, 2009

Healthy options for school lunch

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videoPacking a nutritional lunch that kids will eat is a difficult task. With students getting ready to head back to school, parents head to the grocery store to look for healthy lunches. Full story...
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Columbus County teachers return to work thanks to stimulus funds

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videoThe halls are empty at the schools in Columbus County, but teachers are busy planning for their students return. Many of those teachers are back in the classroom thanks to federal stimulus money. Full story...
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Wilmington in Black and White starts race relations classes in September

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A group of community leaders is gearing up for part two of a race relations class that kicked off last year. Wilmington in Black and White was held over the course of several weeks. Full story...
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Getting through to customer service by using Twitter

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videoGetting customer service can be frustrating. Try hanging up the phone and "tweeting" your service needs. Many customers are venting their frustration through Twitter, and companies are starting to listen. Full story...
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Thalian Hall prepares for a makeover

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videoA historic venue in downtown Wilmington will be closed for about nine months, but all for a good reason. Thalian Hall is being renovated to preserve it's antique style, and getting some new bells and whistles at the same time. Full story...
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Parents still concerned about lack of midwives

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Concerned parents continue to ask, where is my midwife? Only now, they are in a new spot. Women upset about Carolina OB/GYN discontinuing its midwifery service, protested outside the office Tuesday. Full story...
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18 year old sentenced to 29 to 37 years behind bars

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An 18 year-old Wilmington man will serve decades behind bars for a 2008 murder. Obrian Hester pleaded guilty Monday in the murder of Michelle Crutchfield. Tuesday, he was sentenced to 29 to 37 years in prison. Full story...
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New Hanover County residents will vote on sales tax

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New Hanover County residents will vote on raising the county sales tax. County commissioners approved a resolution to put a sales tax referendum on the ballot in the spring. Full story...
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Convention center hotel still up in the air

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There still is no word as to what kind of hotel will be built next to the convention center. The Wilmington River Group had until Tuesday to provide a million dollars in financial security in the form of a bond or letter of credit. Full story...
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UNCW makes list of 'military friendly' schools

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UNC-Wilmington has made the list of 'military friendly' schools. The list is compiled each year by the magazine G.I. Jobs. It honors the top 15 percent of colleges and universities are "doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students." Full story...
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NC utilities seek delay in manure-to-energy law

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Electric utilities in North Carolina have asked state regulators to delay a law that requires them to generate energy from pig or chicken waste. Full story...
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Feds: Home burglary operated in NC, SC for years

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Federal law enforcement officials say a home burglary ring that operated for several years in North Carolina and South Carolina has been dismantled. Full story...
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Maryland company buys NC site for solar farm

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A Maryland company has bought a site in North Carolina for a photovoltaic solar farm. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that SunEdison LLC has started grading on the 357-acre site. Full story...
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Military judge to hear motions in Hennis case

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A military judge will hear motions in the case of an Army sergeant recalled to duty after retirement so he could be tried for a 1985 triple slaying. Full story...
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WWAY's John Rendleman, international students enjoy UNCW World Games

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videoLife as a new UNCW student certainly has its fair share of challenges, especially if you are just learning the culture. Monday 35 international students participated in the first ever UNCW World Games. Full story...
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