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Archive for April, 2009

Egg hunt a treat for kids at Battleship North Carolina

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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With the Easter holiday right around the corner, many little ones headed to the Battleship North Carolina for an Easter egg hunt.

Little hunters made a mad dash for the annual Battleship Easter Egg Hunt. It drew in dozens of families to get in on all the Easter festivities. Kids had the chance to collect a total of more than a hundred eggs on the battleship grounds.

“I got a lot of eggs. I found an egg that was half open and there was a piece of candy in there,” said Nick Halstead.

“I got to spend time with my friends and family,” said Kimberly Batchelor. “We had a good time and I got a lot of eggs.”

Everyone walked away with eggs and of course candy.

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With the Easter holiday right around the corner, many little ones headed to the Battleship North Carolina for an Easter egg hunt.

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Back Then (1909): Court ponders punishment for blind man who sold liquor

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The following historical report, compiled from past Star-News articles, takes readers back to the Cape Fear region of years past.

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Cape Fear Bank to reopen Monday under new name

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Banking regulators on Friday closed Cape Fear Bank. Its eight offices will reopen Monday as branches of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston.

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Does your website bite?

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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Wilmington Design Company is sponsoring a contest to find the ugliest site on the web. You can submit your own website or one you’ve come across to mywebsitebites.com and then vote on the most unattractive site by clicking a lemon, based on a scale from “sour” to “totally bites”.

The winner gets a free website makeover worth five grand.

“We thought you know what, why don’t we honor these websites that are totally ugly and do like an extreme makeover for these people,” said Keith Riggs of Wilmington Design Company.

Some of the contestants include the Piggly Wiggly, the Pet Place in Wilmington, and Hot Wax Surf Shop across from UNCW.

Hot Wax manager Michael Paul was surprised when he found out someone anonymously submitted his site. “It makes me laugh a little bit because we don’t think it does. We do like it and I don’t really know too much I would change about it, other than just keep it fun.”

Paul says hotwaxsurfshop.com is fun because it has a live web cam that shows surfers how good the waves are. Well that, and also when you log on, you hear Paul singing and playing music. “You know a lot of guys like it, some people probably get a headache, but it’s fun.”

Paul took the news pretty well and decided being in the contest may not be so bad after all. “As long as the makeover includes bikini models they can bring it on!”

Unfortunately for Michael Paul, the makeover does not include bikini models, but he’s now entered to win that five thousand dollar website makeover.

The winner will be selected by a combination of visitors’ and judges’ votes. The deadline for submissions is June 28th.

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videoWilmington Design Company is sponsoring a contest to find the ugliest site on the web. You can submit your own website or one you’ve come across to mywebsitebites.com and then vote on the most unattractive site by clicking a lemon, based on a scale from “sour” to “totally bites”.

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Man charged with assault and strangulation

Friday, April 10th, 2009

New Hanover sheriff’s deputies charged a Wilmington man with assault and strangulation Thursday night.

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