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Archive for March, 2009

Piedmont Natural Gas directors vote to increase common stock dividend

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Directors of Piedmont Natural Gas voted Friday to approve a 1 cent increase in the utility’s common stock dividend, raising the quarterly payment to 27 cents per share, the company said.

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Do Some Good: Learn to teach someone to read

Monday, March 9th, 2009

You don’t have to be a teacher to be an Adult Basic Literacy tutor with the Cape Fear Literacy Council, but you do need to know how to read.

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Girls can find prom dress of their dreams at exchange event

Monday, March 9th, 2009

The CFTHC will hold its sixth annual Prom Dress Swap and Shop on Friday. The free event, sponsored by Wilmington Health Access for Teens, invites teenage girls to exchange lightly worn prom dresses for others.

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Wilmington’s first female cop put up long fight for acceptance

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Late night in Wilmington, 1972. A notorious bar on Taylor Street, one of the worst joints in a bad section of town.Martha Lanier Currie, 26 years old, new on the job as the first woman hired by the Wilmington Police Department for patrol, spots a drunk outside on the curb with an open can of beer.

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Golf cart becomes center of controversy

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

When Eva Farkas retired from New Jersey to a quiet neighborhood in New Hanover County, things seemed to be going her way.She picked out the design of her home, and a real estate agent toured Farkas around her new neighborhood, Hidden Pointe on the Lake, in a golf cart, she says.

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