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Archive for February, 2009

Special Wilmington ball field could fulfill many kids’ dreams

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

New Hanover County and Wilmington have approved building a softball complex that will include a rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and walkers and gives children with special needs a chance to play ball.

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State accepting applications for youth legislature

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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RALEIGH — State officials are accepting applications this month for North Carolina high school students who want to attend the Youth Legislative Assembly.

The Department of Administration said it will accept applications through Feb. 12. The assembly is scheduled for March 13-15 in Raleigh.

The assembly is designed to allow students an opportunity to write, debate and vote on bills and give their views to legislators and government officials. The general sessions will be held at the Legislative Office Building.

Seth Morris of Salisbury, David Freifeld of Raleigh and Elgin Giles of Benson will preside over this year’s assembly in a shared speaker role.

A per-student fee of $125 to $165, depending on room choices, will be required with the application.

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

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State officials are accepting applications this month for North Carolina high school students who want to attend the Youth Legislative Assembly.

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Oak Island bridge accident doesn’t slow progress on similar Sunset Beach span

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Oak Island’s new bridge is stalled, but work is humming along in Sunset Beach on a bridge similar to the one where a fatal girder collapse is under investigation.

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UNCW to offer college-level testing at Camp Lejeune

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has opened a National Testing Center at the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune to offer college-level testing services for military personnel and others associated with the base.

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NC fishermen urged to stress product marketing

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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BEAUFORT, N.C. — North Carolina commercial fishermen and seafood dealers are learning how to earn more by stressing what makes locally caught seafood better.

The federal coastal resources agency Seagrant hosts a workshop in Beaufort Wednesday on how to do a better job marketing North Carolina seafood. The idea is to share success stories teaching fishermen about consumer preferences, seafood branding, and the importance of building business-to-business relationships.

Sea Grant fisheries specialist Scott Baker said persuading consumers that local seafood is fresher and tastier than lower-cost Asian imports helps fisherman fetch a price that could keep them in business. Fishermen could shift from selling a commodity product to targeting smaller buyers.

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

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North Carolina commercial fishermen and seafood dealers are learning how to earn more by stressing what makes locally caught seafood better.

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