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Archive - Sep 2009

Italian Festival hoping for a sunnier Sunday

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Cape Fear Italian Festival in Leland to start again Sunday at noon after heavy rain brought an early halt Saturday. Full story...
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UNCW freshman dies while surfing in storm

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UNC Wilmington officials say the teen killed while surfing at Wrightsville Beach was a member of the UNCW family.

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Coast Guard wraps up parasailing hearing

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videoThe Coast Guard wrapped up the final day of its hearing looking into a deadly parasailing accident in Ocean Isle Beach last month. Full story...
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Children at Yahweh Center find inspiration in mural

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There is a new source of inspiration at the Yahweh Center in Castle Hayne. A team from BB & T Bank painted a mural at the center's psychiatric residential treatment facility. Full story...
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UNCW Police bid farewell to one of their own

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It was a bittersweet and dignified farewell Friday for a veteran of the UNCW Police force. The campus police department honored Major Robert Riley for 23 years of service on the force. Full story...
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Last day for dozens at Mead Westvaco Corp.

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Friday marked the last day for dozens of employees at a Wilmington factory. Fifty-six employees at the Mead Westvaco Corporation said goodbye today. Full story...
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Carolina Beach adds some visual appeal

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The Town of Carolina Beach hopes your first impression of Pleasure Island is a little more visually appealing. Friday morning, town leaders held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly landscaped Entryway Enhancement Project. Full story...
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Ground breaking begins for Brunswick County water tank

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One million gallons of water will soon be flowing to Brunswick County residents. Friday, Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2Go held its ceremonial ground breaking on a one million gallon elevated water storage tank off of Highway 17 in Leland. Full story...
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Castle Hayne Elementary officially welcomed

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New Hanover County's newest school, Castle Hayne Elementary, is officially open. Even though students have filled the halls since August, Friday marked the school's official dedication. Full story...
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Azalea Festival to unveil official artwork

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We are only a few days into fall, but Wilmington's biggest spring event gets going Friday night. The Azalea Festival unveils the official artwork for next year's event. Full story...
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Local counties see fall in unemployment

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There is encouraging news on the job front. There was a downtick in unemployment for our local counties in August. Full story...
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NC high school guard hurt after breaking up fight

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A North Carolina high school security guard required surgery for an eye socket injury in an attack by a student. Full story...
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Hacker hits UNC-CH study data on 236,000 women

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Computer specialists at the University of North Carolina's flagship campus say a hacker may have accessed the personal data of 236,000 women in a mammography research study. Full story...
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NBA star urges volunteerism in NC hometown

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NBA star Chris Paul is returning to his North Carolina hometown to assemble care packages for American troops overseas. Full story...
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NC residents to learn about offshore wind power

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue and other state leaders are on hand as an Outer Banks community is introduced to the idea of massive offshore wind farms. Full story...
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