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Archive for May, 2009

Andy Griffith, James Taylor among those named to N.C. conservation board

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

DURHAM, N.C. | Nearly 60 distinguished state residents – from Andy Griffith to Maya Angelou – have been named honorary board members of the Conservation Trust for North Carolina.

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Crossroads – Gas prices rising with temperature

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Here we go again.Not that you haven’t noticed already, but gas prices have been creeping up for weeks, just in time for Memorial Day travel. On Friday, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Wilmington was $2.249, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

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Easley issues statement about FBI probe

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

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Former governor, Mike Easley, issued a statement addressing an FBI probe in to his travel habits on Saturday.

Easley said he is confident any investigation will clear him, so he can move on with his private life.

The FBI issued subpoenas Friday seeking information about the private travels of Easley, his wife and their son on privately owned, non-commercial aircraft.

Subpoenas also request documents involving travel payments.

Easley has not been accused on any crimes.

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Former governor, Mike Easley, issued a statement addressing an FBI probe in to his travel habits on Saturday.

Easley said he is confident any investigation will clear him, so he can move on with his private life.

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Grand re-opening for Oak Island Pier

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

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It had already been open for a week, but Saturday was the grand re-opening for what used to the Yaupon Pier and is now known as the Oak Island Pier.

There were volleyball tournaments and horseshoe competitions out on the beach by its base, and of course there were plenty of fishing rods out in the water.

Operator Tom Thomes said today’s large turnout is an indication that business will continue to grow. “Well I don’t see anything but up. Once school gets out we’ll just be cover up and this end of the beach is going to grow. We’ll bring a lot of people, and generally family people and kids to the beach.”

The town of Oak Island is leasing the pier until it can secure financing to buy it.

Thomes said future events at the pier could include a sand castle competition and bikini contest as soon as Memorial Day weekend.

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It had already been open for a week, but Saturday was the grand re-opening for what used to the Yaupon Pier and is now known as the Oak Island Pier.

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Yard sale to benefit Burgwin Wright House

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

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Dozens of shoppers in downtown Wilmington bought something new to help preserve something old.

A yard sale was held Saturday at the Burgwin Wright House and Museum on Market Street to raise money for the museum.

Volunteers were asked to donate any household items, antiques, and even baked goods to sell.

The Burgwin Wright House is a project of the Colonial Dames of America, a national organization that helps preserve historic structures across the county.

”In the 40’s it was just about to be torn down. The wrecking ball was ready to tear it down. The colonial dames bought the property and have kept it going all these years through fundraisers and private donations,” said Mary Eggleston of the Colonial Dames.

The Colonial Dames have 161 members in New Hanover County.

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Dozens of shoppers in downtown Wilmington bought something new to help preserve something old.

A yard sale was held Saturday at the Burgwin Wright House and Museum on Market Street to raise money for the museum.

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