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Columbus County Career Expo starts Tuesday at noon

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

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If you are looking for a job, you do not want to miss today’s Career Expo in Columbus County. Employers who are hiring will be there.

You will have access to community resources that provide information and assistance to help you survive during this economic downturn. If you are going, dress for success, bring several copies of your résumé, and be prepared to discuss job opportunities with employers.

The expo is from noon to 3 p.m. in T-building at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville.

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If you are looking for a job, you do not want to miss today’s Career Expo in Columbus County. Employers who are hiring will be there.

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Barbara Buechler honored as driving force behind Betty H Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

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A lot of hard work went into the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital, but we are not talking about the construction of the building. Barbara Buechler was the driving force behind many of the high-tech services now available to women and children. That is the reason she is a 2009 UNCW Razor Walker Award Winner.

More than ten years ago, Barbara Buechler made a life-changing decision that brought her to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. “The very first interview that I had, we talked about what was going to be happening at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for women and children,” she said. “When I moved here from south Florida I wanted to move to a community where I really felt like I could make a difference.”

Just “making a difference” might be putting it lightly. Buechler’s hard work and determination resulted in a major impact on healthcare for women and children in and around the area.

“We talked about growth for pediatrics, care for children and care for women, the vision the medical center had and the vision I could bring to that in order to make something really special happen,” Buechler said.

Something special did happen, the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital. What makes this hospital unique is the family-centered environment that supports families through some of the most anxious times of their lives; when their child is sick or when having a baby. In fact, Buechler pushed for the hospital to have an all private room neonatal intensive care unit; the only one of its kind in the entire state.

Buechler said, “Controlling the noise, controlling the environment, what we find is that babies have less trouble breathing, they eat better, they gain weight faster go home sooner, and their long term developmental outcome is really much improved.”

Another example of what Buechler helped bring to the community – a pediatric intensive care unit. It is a life-line for parents who used to drive hours for their critically-ill child to get care; types of care that started as a vision, and ended as reality. “It is difficult to describe how I feel, really a mix of emotions. Extreme pride is probably the most important thing and not in, ‘this is my accomplishment’, but pride in this facility, organization for what we’ve brought to the community,” said Buechler.

We will introduce you to all the Razor Walker Award Winners over the next few days. All of this year’s Razor Walker Award recipients will be honored at a banquet next week at UNCW.

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videoA lot of hard work went into the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital, but we are not talking about the construction of the building. Barbara Buechler was the driving force behind many of the high-tech services now available to women and children.

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Some students may face 2-part bus trip

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Three weeks after a plan that would have tweaked school starting times and saved an estimated $400,000 annually generated concerns from parents and board members alike, school officials unveiled a new proposal on Monday morning.

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Man crashes minivan into house on Kings Grant Road

Monday, April 13th, 2009

A man was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Tuesday night after he drove across a lawn and crashed his minivan into a brick house, officials said.

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Cape Fear Book and Supply closes doors

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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A downtown Wilmington business has shut its doors.

Cape Fear Book and Supply on Front Street said it can’t keep up with prices. The Cape Fear community College off-campus book store was an alternative for students to purchase their textbooks.

Students said the store had cheaper prices and offered the most money to buy books back at the end of the semester. Still, it could not compete with the on-campus book store.

“They don’t accept financial aid at that book store so only students who have to purchase their own books can purchase from that on,” described CFCC student Christianne Gallucci.

While Cape Fear Books and Supply often had better prices students said the textbooks editions weren’t always the latest ones.

The store thanks its customers for their support throughout the years and encourages students to now purchase their textbooks online.

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A downtown Wilmington business has shut its doors. Cape Fear Book and Supply on Front Street said it can’t keep up with prices.

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