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Archive for April, 2009

Crate near Rite Aid invesigated for bomb

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

A crate left outside the Rite Aid at the intersection of 16th and Dawson streets Tuesday evening brought out the bomb squad, officials said.Store employees called authorities about 5:30 p.m. after they spotted a crate sitting near the store’s entrance, according to Sgt. Mike Fanta of the Wilmington Police Department.

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New Hanover County students awarded for artistic talents

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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Many artists strive to have their work on display. Four New Hanover County students have reached that goal.

Dahaun Jones of Sunset Park Elementary, Ally Edwards of Wrightsville Beach Elementary, Katelyn Lewis of Roland-Grise Middle and Fidencio Martinez of Laney High are the winner’s of this year’s Superintendent’s Choice Awards. Superintendent Alfred Lerch picked their art from each of four grade categories. The budding masters were thrilled by the honor.

“I was surprised, because I’m usually not good at art,” said Ally Edwards.

“Any notices I get and awards are just tremendous to me, to my self esteem at this point,” added Fidencio Martinez.

The four pieces of art will be on display for one year at the New Hanover County Schools Administration Offices at 6410 Carolina Beach Road.

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Many artists strive to have their work on display. Four New Hanover County students have reached that goal. The four pieces of art will be on display for one year at the New Hanover County Schools Administration Offices.

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Coastal Resources Commission cancels Brunswick meeting

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The N.C. Division of Coastal Management became the latest state agency to cancel a get-together when it announced that next week’s meeting of the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission in Brunswick County wouldn’t take place.

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Brunswick Nuclear Plant Unit 2 coming back in service

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

By Jim BrummStar-News CorrespondentUnit 2 of Southport’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant began exiting a refueling outage Monday and had ramped up to 1 percent power by early Tuesday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a report.

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EPA proposes mercury cutbacks at cement plants

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The Obama administration proposed sharp reductions Tuesday in airborne pollution from America’s 99 cement plants, including first-ever limits on mercury from older kilns.

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