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Archive for March, 2009

Artist creates music for meditation and relaxation

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

David Key began playing the clarinet at the age of 10.In the 43 years since, the Hampstead resident played in a saxophone quartet that toured internationally, played in a jazz group and earned his master’s degree in music education.

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Museum booked with Read to Me Festival

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

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The Wilmington Children’s Museum was packed with kids who love to read on Saturday.

Children had a chance to play and interact at the annual Read to Me Festival, hosted by the Wilmington Junior League.

Our own Ann McAdams was there with her son William. She read to a group of kids, and listened to music from a ukulele.

“This is one of our favorite events. This is something the junior league puts a lot of time and effort into. You can actually see the reward in the children’s eyes, and it’s great,” said Mary Heideereich of the Wilmington Junior League.

All kids got into the museum for free, and each received a free book.

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The Wilmington Children’s Museum was packed with kids who love to read on Saturday.

Children had a chance to play and interact at the annual Read to Me Festival, hosted by the Wilmington Junior League.

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Future scientists match wits at Olympiad Science Fair

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

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UNCW hosted its annual Olympiad Science Fair on Saturday. It was a chance for area middle and high school students to be creative and competitive.

Future scientists and engineers spent their day creating and developing things like catapults made from PVC pipes and cars they made from scratch.

The competition was stiff, but Clay David was happy because his catapult worked just right. “I did really good, I hit the first target and the second target,” the sixth grader said.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for Jeremy Ring and William Wagner. Their catapult threw the ball too far.

“There were a lot of variables, because we had people doing it, instead of something mechanical,” Wagner said.

“We had to think about how to keep it steady,” Ring added.

Other participants were testing out their homemade rocket. “It’s really engaging and it’s nice to see kids get respect for developing academic knowledge and skill sets.”

Volunteers from General Electric were on board to try all the inventions and give some real life advice on the world of engineering.

A total of 21 middle school and 17 high school teams from the five county area participated.

Top winners of Saturday’s Olympiad will qualify to compete in the state fair in April.

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videoUNCW hosted their annual Olympiad Science Fair on Saturday. It was a chance for area middle and high school students to be creative and competitive.

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Brunswick Housing Problem Hurts Many

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

The housing problem in Brunswick County has created problems for many in realted industries.

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Student leads food drive for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

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A New Hanover High School student used his senior project to do some good on Saturday.

Matthew Farr decided he would do a research project on the economy and it’s effects on charity programs.

Saturday, he held a food drive at Lowes foods on North College Road to benefit Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, a non-profit company that gives food to the needy.

Thrifty Car Rental donated a van for the day to help him make his delivery.

Farr said his interest in charities is what led to his project. “I’ve been wanting to learn about charities for a couple of months now and how I can help them. So I went to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and asked.”

Farr’s goal was to collect 100 or more non-perishable items for the Wilmington charity.

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Matthew Farr decided he would do a research project on the economy and it’s effects on charity programs.

Saturday, he held a food drive at Lowes foods on North College Road to benefit Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, a non-profit company that gives food to the needy.

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