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Archive for October, 2008

Good news and bad news this week for local economy

Friday, October 24th, 2008

You could flip a coin on Wilmington’s economy this week. Heads: Gasoline ended the week below $2.90 a gallon here, only 12 cents more than last year at this time. Tails: Two businesses shut down.

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Straight-ticket voting causing confusion for some

Friday, October 24th, 2008

While interest in the presidential election is setting records for early voting, a few eager voters may have cast their ballot without voting for the one race that’s drawn the most attention.

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Writer apologizes to W.Va.; bigots were supposed to be from N.C.

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Charleston, W.Va. | West Virginians from the governor on down say they’re outraged by a new film that falsely depicts the state’s flagship school. But the movie’s screenwriter says the script he gave Universal Pictures did not mention the state or West Virginia University.

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Yaupon pier not quite ready for fishermen

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Fishermen will still have to wait awhile before they can once again cast lines off the Yaupon Beach Fishing Pier.

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Poplar Grove Halloween Festival will not open tonight

Friday, October 24th, 2008

With the weather forecast calling for rain this afternoon and evening, the Poplar Grove Plantation Halloween Festival will not open tonight. The festival is expected to open on schedule at 2 p.m. Saturday. It also will be open at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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