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Archive - Aug 2009

YMCA to head up Pender after school programs

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Working parents in Pender County can now leave their kids in the hands of the YMCA. The Wilmington’s Family YMCA is now heading up Pender County's after school programs after coming in as the low bidder for the district. Full story...
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New look for new year at Pender schools

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videoIt was back to school in Pender County Wednesday and some newly renovated schools should alleviate the county's overcrowding problem. Full story...
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Paperless world a big change for those who didn't grow up with computers

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videoFrom reading the newspaper to paying bills, you can do just almost everything online these days, but for senior citizens, living in a paperless society can be very challenging. Full story...
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NHHS still waiting decision about Jap Davis Field House

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The field house for the New Hanover High School football team was deemed imminently dangerous in December of 2007, but players and coaches continued to use the Jap Davis Field House until mid-July. Full story...
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Oak Island celebrates with flag raising ceremony

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Ten years ago Yaupon Beach combined with Long Beach in order to form the town of Oak Island. Congressman Mike McIntyre helped the town celebrate its ten-year anniversary Wednesday afternoon with a flag raising ceremony at the new South Harbour Fire Station. Full story...
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Frog population hops for joy over increase in rain

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videoAfter years of drought, the rains have returned to southeastern North Carolina. While this may be unwelcome to beach goers, its worked wonders for the area frog population. Full story...
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Condo project in Carolina Beach goes up for auction

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A Carolina Beach condo project will be up for auction on Friday. The Arcadius project is now bankrupt. The plan was to develop condos and a shopping complex, but town manager Tim Owens said the timing just was not right. Full story...
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North Carolina cashes in on the Clunkers program

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North Carolina ended up being one of the most popular states for the Cash for Clunkers program The transportation department said the program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales and came under the $3 billion budget for the month-long program. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach eyeing a new bike path

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The town of Wrightsville Beach is one step closer to implementing a new bike plan. The plan calls for a bike path that would stretch from the Cape Fear River to the Jonnie Mercer's Pier. Full story...
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ATF report traces source of NC fireworks explosion

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A report from federal investigators indicates that electric igniters being pushed into fireworks exploded inside a truck in North Carolina, killing four crew members July 4th on Ocracoke Island. Full story...
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NC campus closing early for game riles workers

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Some of the more than 11,000 workers at the University of North Carolina are upset their work schedules are being altered to make room for a weeknight football game on the Chapel Hill campus. Full story...
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NC man, 76, shoots youth, 15, after home invasion

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Police in Charlotte are unraveling a home invasion and burglary that ended with a 15-year-old suspect shot to death on a nearby street. Full story...
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Questions for Congressman Mike McIntyre?

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As the debate about health care reform continues across the country and the nation continues to fight its way out of a recession, what questions do you have for your voice in Congress? Full story...
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Body of homeless man found off Market Street

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a body found off of Market Street. Investigators say a homeless man was dead for about two days before his body was found Tuesday night. Full story...
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Town Creek Elementary students enjoy new school

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The students at Town Creek Elementary in Brunswick County are enjoying their new digs. From new desks and computers, all the way to color coded hallways - Town Creek is brand spanking new, and students, faculty and staff were excited to take advantage of the facility. Full story...
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