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Archive for April, 2009

Oak Island on track to meet revenue projections but will budget conservatively next fiscal year

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Oak Island | Oak Island officials say the town is on sound financial ground despite the recession.”There have been rumors and innuendos that that is not the case, but I think if you look at everything … we are in good shape,” Town Manager Jerry Walters told the town council Monday during a budget outlook session.

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People around Wilmington speak out on Obama’s first 100 days

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The Star-News asked people around town, “What do you think about President Obama’s first 100 days in office? What is the best thing he did or how could he improve?”

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UNCW tests find high levels of fecal bacteria around Wrightsville Beach

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Wrightsville Beach | Tracking by UNCW’s Center for Marine Science has found significant fecal bacteria contamination around Wrightsville Beach, especially where boat use is heaviest. The numbers reinforce the town’s push to ban the discharge of waste from boats in the area.

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Two charged with armed robbery; driver found sitting on handgun

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men Monday evening in connection with gunshots fired at a North Kerr Avenue home, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

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NC 11-year-olds win cash in Scrabble championship

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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APEX, N.C. — Two 11-year-old North Carolina students have won $10,000 in a weekend Scrabble championship in Rhode Island.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that fifth-graders Andy Hoang and Erik Salgado beat the New Jersey team to win the 2009 National School Scrabble Championship.

Scrabble mom Adair Salgado accompanied the boys and said they just hoped for a good showing because the tournament usually is dominated by older students.

The boys play in the Scrabble club at Salem Elementary School in Apex, just south of Raleigh.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Two 11-year-old North Carolina students have won $10,000 in a weekend Scrabble championship in Rhode Island.

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