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Archive for February, 2009

Audubon negotiates for larger chunk of Pender barrier island

Monday, February 9th, 2009

The nonprofit custodian of Lea Island State Natural Area in Pender County hopes to expand its land holdings there to about 150 acres, most of the barrier island’s northern end, if grants can be obtained.

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Fire burns roof off Wilmington condominium building

Monday, February 9th, 2009

At least two people are homeless after an overnight fire that burned the roof off a Wilmington condominium building. The Wilmington Fire Department responded to the scene, at the corner of 52nd Street and La Paloma Court, about 4:45 a.m. Monday.

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Rule to boost cost of green lawn

Monday, February 9th, 2009

A new regulation requires all in-ground irrigation systems tied to municipal or public water supplies that are installed after July 1 to have their own meter. It would allow utilities to charge higher prices for irrigation water.

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Dodd speaking in Raleigh about infrastructure

Monday, February 9th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd is speaking in North Carolina about the importance of investing in the nation’s infrastructure.

Dodd will speak Monday morning on the first day of North Carolina State University’s Emerging Issues Forum. He is the chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

North Carolina Reps. G.K. Butterfield, David Price, Heath Shuler and Virginia Foxx will then speak about how to stimulate the economy. Gov. Beverly Perdue will address the forum during a
lunchtime speech.

The annual forum brings together public policy leaders from around the state, nation and world to discuss and debate challenges.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd is speaking in North Carolina about the importance of investing in the nation’s infrastructure.

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Using natural supplements to become less dependent of prescription drugs

Monday, February 9th, 2009

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Anyone who relies on prescription drugs for medical problems may be all too familiar with unwanted side effects, and the high cost of medication leaves many uneasy.

Some doctors in our area are prescribing natural supplements to their patients, in hopes of ending their dependence on prescription drugs.

It is enough to worry about remembering to take prescription medication every day. Tack on the cost, and it can really be a burden. That is why some area doctors are recommending a new medicine, called healthy living.

“I’m turning 66 next week, and I have to tell you, I’m feeling great, and that’s because, yes, I take three medications, but I also take supplements,” said Micki Jay.

Dr. Lawrence Linette of Southeastern Health Care said, “I would like to see people on the minimum number of medications that they have to be on.”

Dr. Linette said eating right is actually medication in and of itself. It is a preventative measure that can ward off diseases like diabetes and obesity. And it all begins with the green leafy stuff. “Go back to the basics. Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, unsaturated foods, those are the things we need to be talking about,” Dr. Linette said.

“As you become aware of the benefit they bring to your body, they become delicious,” added Jay.

Micki Jay was a dancer her whole life, and then ran into problems with cholesterol and weight gain. She turned to Dr. Linette, started eating healthier, and soon, her prescription drugs may be a distant memory. “I want to live a long time, want to see my grandkids get married, we all do!”

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videoAnyone who relies on prescription drugs for medical problems may be all too familiar with unwanted side effects, and the high cost of medication leaves many uneasy.

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