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Archive for December, 2008

Q&A: Do you see any changes in holiday spending this year’

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

The Star-News asked people if they are seeing a difference in holiday spending this year.<br>”This is normally our slow time anyway, but it’s been steady this year. We’ve found that people who are not traveling as much are actually doing more at home this year, so it’s helping us.” – Carol Goins, Farmer’s Supply Company

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Sunset Beach retirement care plan still alive

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Sunset Beach | They haven’t been able to line up the needed financing, but developers haven’t given up on plans to build a continuing-care retirement community in southwestern Brunswick County that would serve residents living independently, in an assisted living facility or at a nursing home – all at one location.

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When it comes to cookies, professional chefs offer advice on how to avoid common baking blunders

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Everyone loves Christmas cookies – except maybe the bakers.<br>Inspired by food-magazine photos of perfect cookies, home bakers head into their kitchens each December hopeful that this will be the year the snickerdoodles are perfectly golden, the gingerbread men don’t spread, and the sticky pecan squares come out of the pan.

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Holiday forecast mixed for children’s charities

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Children living at the Yahweh Center Children’s Village will be in toyland this year.<br>Founder and director Carla Roberts said churches and individuals have stepped up to provide the children’s toys this year at the residential treatment program for abused and neglected children.

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‘1st Step’ reels in 80 drug suspects

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

At 5 a.m. Tuesday, Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies and police officers fanned out to arrest more than 80 people for street-level drug crimes.<br>Called “Operation: First Step,” it capped a monthslong undercover campaign to combat illegal drug traffickers in communities known for street sales.

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