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Archive for March, 2009

Road work on campus this week at UNCW

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

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UNCW chose spring break to perform some much needed on-campus repairs.

Cahill and Reynolds roads, next to the new parking deck on campus, will be closed this week.

Workers are installing underground storm water pipes. That means driver’s won’t be able to make a continuous loop around campus.

The work was intentionally planned for spring break since there are fewer drivers on campus.

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Workers are installing underground storm water pipes. That means driver’s won’t be able to make a continuous loop around campus.

The work was intentionally planned for spring break since there are fewer drivers on campus.

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Friends remember Shak on Saturday

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

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A taxi driver killed in a road accident was remembered with a memorial service Saturday evening.

Dozens of people came out to Fibber McGee’s in Wilmington to remember “Shak” Rahimbaux, the owner of Kat’s Taxi.

Two weeks ago, Rahimbaux was killed when a motorcyclist traveling at an estimated 120 miles per hour struck his cab. The accident occurred at intersection of Rogersville and Eastwood roads.

Both vehicles caught fire, and both men were killed.

Friends shared stories tonight of a man they say was one-in-a-million, and urged attendees to drive carefully.

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A taxi driver killed in a road accident was remembered with a memorial service Saturday evening.

Dozens of people came out to Fibber McGee’s in Wilmington to remember “Shak” Rahimbaux, the owner of Kat’s Taxi.

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Peace Maker docks in Wilmington

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

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The Peace Maker, a 150-foot sailboat, made it’s way to the docks of downtown Wilmington on Saturday.

“It’s beautiful, so stately looking, I love the sails out,” said Loretta McQuillan of Wilmington.

The 150-foot sailboat will be a part of the Wilmington Riverfront for the next month.

The ship’s captain, Lee Philips, said this is the first time he’s been back in Wilmington since he was a student at UNCW. “Meeting the great people of NC, I loved it here when I lived here, and I’m looking forward to being back.”

Saturday’s sail to Wilmington was the Peace Maker’s maiden voyage. The ship’s crew said the weather made for smooth sailing, but it’s not all calm waters on board noting there is never a dull moment.

The ship will stay docked here at Water and Market streets through Azalea Festival Weekend offering free on-board tours.

For area businesses, it means more foot traffic during a typically slow winter season.

“A lot of the tourist activity downtown, that doesn’t happen til the azalea festival, so it was kind of nice to have this attraction to start bringing people in a little bit earlier,” said Chris Andrew of the Downtown Business Alliance.

The ship’s crew is a non-profit organization that trains young sailors who plan to captain ships of this size.

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videoThe Peace Maker made it’s way to the docks of downtown Wilmington on Saturday.

The 150-foot sailboat will be a part of the Wilmington Riverfront for the next month.

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St. Patrick’s Day parade

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

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Green was the color of the day in downtown Wilmington on Saturday as the city held it’s 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The parade looped Second and Market Street and finished at Water Street.

The festivities included Irish dancers, school marching bands, floats, and the marching band from Camp Lejeune.

Groups and organizations were invited to show their community pride, imagination and Irish spirit.

Wilmington’s 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was presented by Friends of the Hibernians.

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Green was the color of the day in downtown Wilmington on Saturday as the city held it’s 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Fire erupts in downtown home

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

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Fire crews battled a blaze in downtown Wilmington Saturday afternoon.

The call came in to dispatchers around 2:00 p.m. when a home on Sixth and Market caught fire.

Police say the home did have people living in it. No injuries were reported.

Investigators believe it was under construction. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Fire crews battled a blaze in downtown Wilmington Saturday afternoon.

The call came in to dispatchers around 2:00 p.m. when a home on Sixth and Market caught fire.

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