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Archive for April, 2009

Basketball fans fill Brogden Hall for charity game

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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Basketball fans of all ages came out to Brogden Hall Tuesday night to see Tyler Hansbrough and the Carolina Barnstorming Tour.

Several UNC seniors were joined by Duke’s David McClure and former Wake Forest star Antwan Scott as they played a group of local high school all-stars for charity.

While Hansbrough and company were there to put on a show, the local boys did not disappoint the packed house as Laney’s Antwan Bosier threw down a dunk of his own.

“We’re just having some fun out here, you know goofing around trying to come out here, celebrate with all our fans that don’t get up to the Smith Center,” said Hansbrough.

New Hanover High senior Jermaine Jones said, “Not all the schools in the country can say they played with these guys, they won a national championship.”

The high school all-stars put up a valiant effort, but they were on the short end of a 134-75 score.

Proceeds went to the Ronald McDonald House and New Hanover High School.

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Basketball fans of all ages came out to Brogden Hall Tuesday night to see Tyler Hansbrough and the Carolina Barnstorming Tour.

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City Tavern restaurant at Mayfaire closes

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

City Tavern at Mayfaire Town Center has closed, the shopping center’s director of operations confirmed Wednesday.

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Windy weather prompts fire warning

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The National Weather Service Wednesday morning issued a “red flag” warning for all of Southeastern North Carolina, reflecting an increased risk of wildfires. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m.

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City Council votes on money for Cross City Trail and two voluntary annexations

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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The City of Wilmington will get a financial boost from federal stimulus money to help create the Cross City Trail.

City Council voted Tuesday night to enter into an agreement with the Department of Transportation to get $350,000 that the DOT received through the stimulus plan. The money will be used mostly for design of the nine-and-a-half-mile multi-use trail that connects Halyburton Park to the beach. Using the money means the trail can be built sooner than

“This is an initiative that we’ve been working on for quite some time and anytime we can try to find any kind of monies to help construct it faster, that’s what we’re trying to do,” said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo.

Also at Tuesday night’s meeting, Council voted to allow two voluntary annexations into the City of Wilmington for developers seeking to build under city ordinances and have city services.

The roughly 90 acres are part of the Monkey Junction area proposed to be involuntarily annexed. This would allow them to become part of the city a year early.

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The City of Wilmington will get a financial boost from federal stimulus money to help create the Cross City Trail.

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Yom Hashoah: A day to learn from the horrors of the Holocaust

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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Yom Hashoah in Hebrew means a day to remember; a day to remember the horrors of the Holocaust, an event in history where millions lost their lives in Nazi concentration camps.

Anyone who enters the B’nai Israel Synagogue in Wilmington will always be reminded about the six million Jews who died. For Rabbi Waxman, Holocaust Remembrance Day means much more. “The events of the Holocaust transcend the Jewish people,” he said. “It’s important for everyone to remember. We don’t want the Holocaust to happen again, we don’t want to let any genocide happen again.”

That is why people like historian Wilbur Jones look to the past to hopefully change the future. “I have studied the Holocaust to the extent that it was probably the most horrible thing that man kind had ever done to each other,” he said.

On this day, many like Rabbi Waxman will light yellow candles as a symbol to remember the Holocaust. He said the most important thing about Holocaust Remembrance Day is passing the story on to others so that it will never happen again.

“We must always tell the story. We may not have all been to Europe, we all didn’t live through the Holocaust but we can live through it through the literature, through remembering,” Rabbi Waxman said.

Five-thousand Jewish communities were wiped out during the Holocaust. About five-million non-Jews were also victims of the genocide.

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videoMillions of people spent Tuesday remembering a dark time in our world history: the Holocaust. It was an event that claimed the lives of more than six-million Jews in Europe.

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