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Archive for February, 2009

Book Notes: Inspiration for ‘The Sweet Bye and Bye’ was all in the family

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

You’ve probably heard Todd Johnson all your life without realizing it. The Charlotte native has been a singer-arranger on innumerable ad jingles on television and radio nationwide, singing the virtues of everything from airlines to toilet paper. In 2006, he shared a Tony Award nomination as one of the producers for the Broadway version of "The…

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McIntyre announces over $18 million secured for area projects

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre announced today that $18,666,000 in federal funds have been secured for the Wilmington Port, Southeastern North Carolina beaches and inlets, and the Intracoastal waterway.

In addition, $95,000 in federal funds has been approved to help re-develop an abandoned Kure Beach motel into an oceanfront park.

Congressman McIntyre stated, “These funds are about jobs and keeping the coastal economy moving forward. Federal funds are critical to the coasts vitality, and these funds will allow the Corps of Engineers to make critical progress in all of these areas. It is good to see our
taxpayer dollars coming back home to provide jobs and enhance our citizens quality of life.”

The following projects have been approved by the U.S. House and now must clear the U.S. Senate before becoming law with the President’s signature:

$373,000 for Brunswick County Beaches

$136,000 for Wrightsville Beach

$723,000 for Lockwoods Folly River

$369,000 for Surf City and North Topsail Beaches

$1,352,000 for the Intracoastal Waterway

$12,067,000 for the Wilmington Harbor Maintenance Dredging

$2,075,000 for Wilmington Harbor construction

$666,000 for Cape Fear River Locks and Dams

$339,000 for Masonboro Inlet

$282,000 for Carolina Beach Inlet

$188,000 for New Topsail Inlet

$96,000 for the first step in the study process on the NC International
Port.

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U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre announced today that $18,666,000 in federal funds have been secured for the Wilmington Port, Southeastern North Carolina beaches and inlets, and the Intracoastal waterway.

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Policeman’s fatal crash unfolds on audiotape

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

On her first call into dispatch, the woman officer sounds serious but composed as she requests EMS. Officer Matthews has crashed, she says, near Pine Valley Baptist Church on Shipyard Boulevard.He’s hit a tree.

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Pastor issues Ash Wednesday fasting challenge to parishioners

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

For about 100 parishioners at Grace United Methodist Church on Wednesday night, the first act of penitence for Lent was the writing of their sins or pledges for better living on checkbook-sized pieces of white paper.

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Laney Real Estate gains foothold in Brunswick Co.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Laney Real Estate Co. has bought the North Carolina division of Prudential Burroughs & Chapin Realty Inc., giving Wilmington-based Laney five new offices, including a foothold in southern and western Brunswick County.

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