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Archive for February, 2009

Four-way stops getting tryout on Front Street

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Four-way stop signs were erected Thursday at two intersections along North Front Street, downtown Wilmington’s main commercial thoroughfare.

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Wave Transit plans with stimulus dollars

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

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Wave Transit is receiving nearly $2.5 million from the economic stimulus bill.

Wave officials have plans to invest in hybrid buses and service vehicles, as well as vanpooling vehicles. They will also take on design and construction projects that will employ architects, engineers, and construction workers.

Wave hopes spending the money will stimulate our local economy while advancing the region’s public transportation system.

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Wave hopes spending the money will stimulate our local economy while advancing the region’s public transportation system.

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Leland tours designed to bridge old-new divide

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The Saturday foray will begin with bus tours taking people from “old Leland” – Village Road and surrounding areas – and “new Leland” – mostly on U.S. 17 and N.C. 133 – through each other’s side of town.

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Hickman announces retirement from CFCC

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

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After the 35 years of working behind the scenes of Cape Fear Community College, the executive vice president is retiring.

Dan Hickman has served under the leadership of four CFCC presidents. Since 1974, Hickman held a wide variety of positions at the college, starting out as a class supervisor.

During his time at CFCC, Hickman served in the US Army and was in reserve until 2005, but not before spending a year in Iraq.

“I’ve seen downtown change a lot, I’ve seen the college change a lot. I’m really excited about all the changes and the changes that are coming up in the next 35 years,” Hickman said.

Hickman says he plans on attending classes in the future to brush up on some skills. He also wants to find time to spoil his grandkids.

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After the 35 years of working behind the scenes of Cape Fear Community College, the executive vice president is retiring.

Dan Hickman has served under the leadership of four CFCC presidents. Since 1974, Hickman held a wide variety of positions at the college, starting out as a class supervisor.

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Retail Details: New downtown shops open amid economic storm

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

While stores of all sizes are throwing in the towel amid this rough economy, a couple of small new downtown businesses are braving the storm to bring you great deals and new merchandise.

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