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Archive for May, 2009

Star light, star bright

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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Stargazers in Sunset Beach now have some new hi-tech equipment to help them learn about the cosmos.

The Ingram Planetarium held its seasonal grand re-opening today.

While closed, the planetarium upgraded. It now has a Sci-dome HD Digital Projection System. The planetarium is now the third in the world to have the technology. It’s the final phase of a $255,000 project.

The planetarium had four shows on its opening day.

Executive Director Scott Kucera said, ”We have two primary audiences which are students and teachers who are doing classroom extensions. We have curriculum-based programs. The other audience is residents and tourists with families.”

About 30,000 people visit the Ingram Planetarium each year.

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Stargazers in Sunset Beach now have some new hi-tech equipment to help them learn about the cosmos.

The Ingram Planetarium held its seasonal grand re-opening today.

While closed, the planetarium upgraded. It now has a Sci-dome HD Digital Projection System. The planetarium is now the third in the world to have the technology.

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Area farmers market gets financial boost

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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Some people in Shallotte spent part of their Memorial Day weekend shopping.

The Shallotte Farmers Market is now into its third week. It recently received a grant for more $24,000 from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund.

The money will be used to build a new on-site facility.

”We’re going to use that money to build a building here on the site here at Riverside Park. It will house a bathroom facility, a storage area and miscellaneous storage areas for at vendors as well as the people who are setting up,” said manager Linda Herrick.

The market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

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Some people in Shallotte spent part of their Memorial Day weekend shopping.

The Shallotte Farmers Market is now into its third week. It recently received a grant for more $24,000 from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund.

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Honoring a soldier and a father

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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On Memorial Day, national cemeteries throughout the country decorate the grounds with flags of all sizes. Saturday, Anna Allegretto had the chance to honor Clyde Rose, a fallen soldier very close to her heart.

“My father was an Electricians Mate, 1st Class in the United States Navy; passed away in 1976 with 19-and-a-half years of service,” Anna said in reflection.

Anna always knew she wanted to follow her father’s example, and as soon as she was old enough she began her service to the country.

“I turned 18, and that’s just what I felt my calling was,” Anna said.

NHC Veterans Council member Frank Roberts said of Anna, “She lost her father 32 years ago, when she was 12 years old. She followed his footsteps, joined the Navy herself and she just retired a month ago.”

When the New Hanover County Veterans Council said they needed flags for the Memorial Day service, Anna considered buying a new one, but instead she donated the flag given to her family after her father died in combat.

“It was just more sentimental, more emotional and more duty bound to donate my fathers flag,” Anna said.

As members of the military prepared to raise the flag for the first time, Anna stood by at attention, saluting the flag, our country, and her father.

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On Memorial Day, national cemeteries throughout the country decorate the grounds with flags of all sizes. Saturday, Anna Allegretto had the chance to honor Clyde Rose, a fallen soldier very close to her heart.

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Scouts honor fallen soldiers

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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Local cub and boy scouts honored all of the fallen soldiers at the Wilmington National Cemetery on Saturday.

The troops placed small flags by each of the grave markers to honor the men and women who have given their lives in battle.

Many of the gravesites mark the resting place of unknown soldiers.

The scouts said recognizing our servicemen and women is the least they could do. “They have done a lot for us and we should appreciate that by recognizing Memorial Day. They supported us, now we support them,” said scout Ramon Serrano.

The Wilmington National Cemetery was opened in 1867, and is home to more than 5,000 soldiers, many of who died in the Battle of Fort Fisher during the Civil War.

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Local cub and boy scouts honored all of the fallen soldiers at the Wilmington National Cemetery on Saturday.

The troops placed small flags by each of the grave markers to honor the men and women who have given their lives in battle.

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Southport death now considered murder

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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What was being called a suspicious death of a 62-year-old Southport woman is now being ruled a homicide.

Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove said around 2:30 Friday afternoon, someone noticed a broken window at Gladys Myrie’s home at 307 West 11th Street.

The woman was found lying on the bedroom floor.

Brunswick County Coroner Greg White said she was stabbed to death. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and the SBU are still investigating.

Neighbors say the news of the murder is shocking. ”It makes it look bad around here. It makes it look bad around here. A neighborhood like this it’s quiet here at night. A bunch of cars be riding by but nobody bothers anybody in this in this neighborhood,” said John Watson Williams.

This is the first reported murder in Southport this year.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Southport Police Department or the Brunsiwck County Sheriff’s office. There is a two thousand dollar reward.

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What was being called a suspicious death of a 62-year-old Southport woman is now being ruled a homicide.

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