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Traveling Vietnam War memorial arrives in Wilmington

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

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A traveling memorial for those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War has made its way to New Hanover County.

On Tuesday, “The Wall That Heals” arrived at Ogden Park.

Veterans ushered in the memorial by motorcade.

The 250-foot wall honors the nearly 59,000 American service men and women who died during the Vietnam War.

The wall is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.

The Disabled Veterans Chapter 11 in Wilmington were on site to see the wall back in Wilmington for the first time since 1991.

“I’ve got a lot of my friends on that wall that I served with two tours in Vietnam,” said Gary Ledbetter.

The memorial has been to over 300 towns across the country as well as Canada and Ireland.

The unveiling of the wall and a memorial service will be held in Ogden Park on Thursday.

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A traveling memorial for those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War has made its way to New Hanover County. On Tuesday, “The Wall That Heals” arrived at Ogden Park.

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Investigators looking for information surrounding home fire

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

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Fire investigators are looking for help involving fire that took place last month.

On May 23, officers responded to a home fire at 743 Eastwood Road.

The fire caused more than $150,000 in damages.

Crime stoppers is offering a reward for any information leading to an arrest. Call 1-800-334-3000 with any info.

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Fire investigators are looking for help involving fire that took place last month.

On May 23, officers responded to a home fire at 743 Eastwood Road.

The fire caused more than $150,000 in damages.

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Brunswick EMS to host hurricane preparedness forum

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Brunswick County | Are you ready for a hurricane?Brunswick County Emergency Services wants to help you prepare for the storms everyone hopes stay away.EMS will host the third annual public hurricane forum from 3-5 p.m. Sunday in the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Supply.

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Bid to plug New Hanover County budget hole is rebuffed

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

New Hanover County is looking for money wherever it can find some, but a recent attempt to cushion its cash-strapped budget was waylaid by the Wilmington City Council.

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NC missed Miley Cyrus movie by $125,000

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina missed its chance to have a Miley Cyrus movie filmed on its coast by a tax credit of at least $125,000.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that producers for the teen sensation’s “The Last Song,” wanted a tax credit worth between $125,000 and $225,000.

Documents released to the newspaper by the state Department of Commerce show that state revenue officials didn’t think Walt Disney Pictures should receive the credit.

An announcement of the movie deal by Gov. Beverly Perdue was scuttled five minutes before it was scheduled because no deal was reached.

If the movie had come to North Carolina instead of going to Georgia’s coast, it would have meant up to 500 summer jobs and more than $17 million in revenue.

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

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North Carolina missed its chance to have a Miley Cyrus movie filmed on its coast by a tax credit of at least $125,000.

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