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Archive - Sep 26, 2011

Carolina Beach looking at options if pier is a no-go

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video It looks like there will not be a third pier added to Pleasure Island anytime soon. The state has not yet taken the necessary steps to build the aquarium pier near the Carolina Beach boat basin. That lack of action caused the town council and Carolina Beach Public Purpose Properties Inc. to meet Monday night to discuss options if that pier is not going to be built. Full story...
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City leaders hear from public on improvement project at Inland Greens Golf Course

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The city of Wilmington heard from the public tonight as the city moves forward with plans to revamp Inland Greens golf course. The purpose of tonight's meeting was to hear from members of the public on which park amenities they want. Full story...
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Prices down at the pump

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videoPrices of oil and gasoline fell last week leading to people paying less at the pump nationwide. Don't get too excited about it though because it could mean that the global economy is headed for another recession. Full story...
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No one hurt after school buses collide

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A bumpy ride home for a couple of New Hanover County school busses. Highway Patrol says two busses were involved in a fender bender on Castle Hayne Road at Victoria Drive this afternoon. Full story...
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Ice cream fundraiser honors late judge

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Thinking about dessert tonight? How about helping a good cause while getting your fill? Full story...
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First peek at Piranha 3DD poster

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The movie poster for Piranha 3DD was recently posted on the film's Facebook page. And while the trailer for the film hasn't been released yet, it looks like all that filming at Jungle Rapids wasn't just for grins and giggles. Full story...
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City seeks input for Inland Greens revamp

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videoThe City of Wilmington is moving forward with a parks project that would renovate the old Inland Greens Golf Course. A public meeting starts at 6 p.m. to discuss plans for the property. Full story...
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Family of 5-year-old boy says shark bit him at North Myrtle Beach

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The family of a 5-year-old Walkersville, Md., boy says he was bitten in the leg by a shark off North Myrtle Beach, but authorities aren't sure what kind of animal bit the child. Full story...
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Local preacher dies Sunday during sermon

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Jessie F. Graham, perhaps the longest-serving member of the Columbus County Board of Elections, died Sunday. He was 78. Graham, a longtime minister at Myrtle Grove First born Church of the Living God in New Hanover county, collapsed in the pulpit. Full story...
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Perdue campaign gives up questioned donation

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue's re-election campaign has surrendered a small donation after worries the money may have been loaned to a donor by a family member. Full story...
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Crews almost done with Irene debris pick-up

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Contract crews in New Hanover County have picked up nearly 25,000 cubic yards of debris from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Mayor Bloomberg will be UNC commencement speaker

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UNC said Monday that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will deliver the spring commencement address. Full story...
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Blue Knights host golf benefit for charities

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The Blue Knights, a non-profit fraternal organization of active and retired law enforcement men & women who enjoy riding motorcycles, will host its 7th annual golf benefit on Thursday, October 6. Full story...
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AG tells Grand Furniture Gallery to stop taking orders

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Cary-based Grand Furniture Gallery is under court order not to take any new online orders or payments until it fulfills existing orders or provides refunds, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday. Full story...
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Auto parts supplier plans to add 140 jobs in Wayne County

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An automotive parts company plans to add nearly 140 jobs at a North Carolina plant by the end of next year. Full story...
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