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Archive for May, 2009

Fans pack Buck Hardee Field for Sharks opener

Friday, May 29th, 2009


Fans packed the sidelines and seats at Buck Hardee Field Thursday night for the Sharks home opener. Before the game began, royalty took the mound. Miss USA, Wilmington native Kristen Dalton, threw the first pitch. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo also showed off his arm.

Now that the season is underway, Sharks fans are chomping at the bit to come out and watch America’s past time. “It’s something different. Not sit in front of the TV watching TV all night, you come out and get together with your friends,” said Sharks fan Amanda McCoy.

Five dollar general admission tickets make the games even more appealing. Josh Jeanes was at the home opener and said, “It’s very affordable, a good time. You come out with your buddies, hang out, have a good time. It’s like five bucks at the door or something like that and you get drinks for a dollar.”

An outing to the ballpark can be a great family affair. The kids love hanging out with their friends, hitting the concession stand, and watching the big guys take the field. “They’re really fun to watch,” said Xander Garon. “I like when they hit home runs.”

The Sharks have a full season ahead of them, and if the home opener is any indication of how the season will go, they’re in good shape.

The Sharks won their home opener against the Blowish 6-4. The Sharks take on the Blowfish again Saturday in Columbia.

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks kicked off their season Thursday night against the Columbia Blowfish. They even had a royal start to the game.

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Regional Business Digest – SBA loans available for car, boat dealers

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer government-guaranteed loans to finance inventory for eligible auto, recreational vehicle, boat and other dealerships under a new pilot program announced Thursday.

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Wilmington recognized for USO Building restoration

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The Historic Wilmington Foundation presented its David Brinkley Preservationist of the Year Award to the city of Wilmington on Thursday for the restoration and rehabilitation of the USO Building/Community Arts Center.

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Oak Islander helps with West Virginia flood cleanup

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Ari Walton, of Oak Island, is in West Virginia as part of a team of 33 National Civilian Community Corps members providing flood cleanup assistance to residents of the towns of Gilbert and Hanover. Walton and her teammates will muck out houses and remove debris deposited by floodwaters earlier this month, according to a news release.

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N.C. bullying rules approved by House panel

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. | A Senate bill requiring North Carolina school districts to approve more detailed anti-bullying policies is moving forward.The House Education Committee recommended the measure Thursday.

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