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Archive for March, 2009

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Saturday, March 28th, 2009

StarNewsOnline.com is experiencing technical difficulties that may cause you to see outdated material. The problem appears to be limited to certain features on the Web site, but doesn’t seem to be affecting the latest news stories.

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Actors and county leaders put on performance of Wilmington’s Big Greek Wedding… even the Wilmington Mayor !!

Friday, March 27th, 2009

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It was a celebrity who’s who on stage Friday night at Thalian Hall.

The Phoenix Employment Ministry put on a production of Wilmington’s Big Greek Wedding.

Cast members included State Representative Danny McComas, New Hanover County Commissioners Ted Davis and Jonathan Barfield, City Councilman Kristi Tomey, and UNCW Athletic Director Kelly Mehrtens, just to name a few.

Wilmington’s Big Greek Wedding on Friday night was elaborate as they come. Everyone who had a chance to dress in drag did. Men dressed up as women and women dressed up as men.

Jeff Daniels was a hit playing the lead role of the head vestal virgin, but he was definitely in good company. It was a mix of experienced actors and New Hanover County community leaders.

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo played the role of grandmother of the bride. Mayor Saffo had the wardrobe thing down pat; the hat, the mink stole and even the dress.

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videoIt was a celebrity who’s who on stage Friday night at Thalian Hall.
Cast members included State Representative Danny McComas, New Hanover County Commissioners Ted Davis and Jonathan Barfield, City Councilman Kristi Tomey, and UNCW Athletic Director Kelly Mehrtens, just to name a few.

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Actors and county leaders put on performance of Wilmington’s Big Greek Wedding

Friday, March 27th, 2009

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It was a celebrity who’s who on stage Friday night at Thalian Hall.

The Phoenix Employment Ministry put on a production of Wilmington’s Big Greek Wedding.

Cast members included State Representative Danny McComas, New Hanover County Commissioners Ted Davis and Jonathan Barfield, City Councilman Kristi Tomey, and UNCW Athletic Director Kelly Mehrtens, just to name a few.

Wilmington’s Big Greek Wedding on Friday night was elaborate as they come. Everyone who had a chance to dress in drag did. Men dressed up as women and women dressed up as men.

Jeff Daniels was a hit playing the lead role of the head vestal virgin, but he was definitely in good company. It was a mix of experienced actors and New Hanover County community leaders.

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo played the role of grandmother of the bride. Mayor Saffo had the wardrobe thing down pat; the hat, the mink stole and even the dress.

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videoIt was a celebrity who’s who on stage Friday night at Thalian Hall.
Cast members included State Representative Danny McComas, New Hanover County Commissioners Ted Davis and Jonathan Barfield, City Councilman Kristi Tomey, and UNCW Athletic Director Kelly Mehrtens, just to name a few.

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Associated poll

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Delivery unaffected as Star-News moves printing to Fayetteville

Friday, March 27th, 2009

The Star-News will send its content to be printed at The Fayetteville Observer beginning May 11, the publisher announced Friday afternoon.Outsourcing the printing of the newspaper results in a staff reduction of 24 full-time and 13 part-time employees, which include press operators and mail room employees, Publisher Bob Gruber said.

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Gardeners get grounds ready for Azalea Festival

Friday, March 27th, 2009

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If you look closely, you’ll find the many hidden treasures tucked away in the MacRae Garden, which is just one of a dozen beautiful gardens featured in this years Azalea Garden Tour.

The garden is a masterpiece created by Rachel Camp. The undertaking took five years and a lot of dedication, as an unlikely plot of land became a sprawling garden. “This yard was built on a baseball diamond. We had to fill in and move every single thing in here,” Camp said.

One might say Rachel Camp was born with a green thumb. She comes from a long line of gardeners who told her a garden is more than just a few specially placed flowers.

“The garden should be an extension of the house, if you don’t do that you miss out a lot. Provided you love the outdoors which I do,” Camp explained.

This year will be the first time the MacRae Garden will be featured on tour.

It’s also the first time Ann Sloan’s garden will be on tour. She has been spending every waking minute outdoors, to get her space ready to show.

She calls it a true labor of love. “Sometimes frustrating, sometimes I want to quit. But when I see the results I love it.” The focal point of the garden has to be the 2,000-gallon koi pond complete with a flowing stream.

Both gardeners say the garden tour makes it their hard work worthwhile, especially because they know it’s for a good cause. Money earned from the garden tour goes back to the community, in the form of scholarships and grants.

If you would like tickets to the Azalea Garden Tour, you can click on the Azalea Festival link or you can call 200-3134.

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videoIf you look closely, you’ll find the many hidden treasures tucked away in the MacRae Garden, which is just one of a dozen beautiful gardens featured in this years Azalea Garden Tour.

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Associated poll

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