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Archive for May, 2009

Documentary about NC breweries set for premiere

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

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ASHEVILLE — A movie about North Carolina’s breweries is opening this week.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that seven people took along video cameras when they visited 27 breweries in nine days last year. The film, “Beer Y’all” will have its first public showing Thursday at Asheville Pizza and Brewing.

The seven rented a van, then visited breweries from Sylva in the mountains to Manteo along the coast. Editor Curt Arledge says they ended up with 80 hours of footage.

He says the amateur filmmakers took nine months to make the 75-minute movie, along with a 20-minute companion piece.

By the way: the guys say they always had a designated driver.

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

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A movie about North Carolina’s breweries is opening this week.

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office offers child ID event

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Prevention Unit will provide free child ID kits and child safety information from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondayat the Walmart Supercenter, 5135 Carolina Beach Road.

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Legislative committee OKs special Oak Island license plate

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

A pair of town jurisdiction bills and a special license plate bill cleared legislative committees on Wednesday and appear headed for easy passage when they get to the House floor.

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Merchant Marines honored

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

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The Merchant Marines are some of the many unsung heroes who serve our country behind the scenes.

Today, in honor of Memorial Day, they received some special recognition on the Cape Fear River.

“There aren’t that many people in the normal walks of life, that understand what the Merchant Marine is all about,ā€ said veteran Merchant Marine Bob Giani.

Of the 243,000 Merchant Marines who served in World War II, more than 9,000 died making it the highest casualty rate of all U.S. services.

They were the ones who battled the depths of Mother Nature everyday. A ceremony to honor those Merchant Marines who sacrificed so much was held and a floral wreath floated down the Cape Fear River as a symbol of remembrance.

“We have a lot of respect for all of those who lost their lives,ā€ said WWII vet Robert Pollock.

So this Memorial Day, take a moment to recognize those heroes that protected our country both by land and by sea.

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videoThe Merchant Marines are some of the many unsung heroes who serve our country behind the scenes.

Today, in honor of Memorial Day, they received some special recognition on the Cape Fear River.

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Students at Ashley learning to budget money

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

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Students at Ashley High School are learning how to make their money stretch.

In a family and consumer science class, students are learning how to do more on tighter budgets.

Their lessons in life consist of finding the best deals on products for producing culinary art in the classroom.

“We talk about budget issues and such and I tell them that it’s important to comparison shop. I do that, I check online specials and weekly specials and make sure Iā€™m getting the best buy,” said Angela Rigsbee, a culinary arts teacher.

Students are expected to walk away from the class with a good grasp on running a household on a budget.

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Students at Ashley High School are learning how to make their money stretch.

In a family and consumer science class, students are learning how to do more on tighter budgets.

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