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Archive for June, 2009

Brunswick County holds its People’s Choice Awards

Friday, June 5th, 2009

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The people of Brunswick County have spoken. The Second Annual Brunswick County People’s Choice Awards ceremony was held at Dosher Memorial Hospital Thursday night.

There were dozens of categories. To name a few, Best Restaurant, Beauty Salon, Coffee Shop, Golf Course and Surf Shop. For some winners, this was their second year taking home the award. Dosher Memorial Hospital CEO Edgar Haywood said, “We feel like we have a very special relationship with the community. This is a great week; we are celebrating our 79th birthday.”

We are proud to announce that WWAY won Best Local TV Station. Glen Saulnier from our sales department accepted the award.

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The people of Brunswick County have spoken. The Second Annual Brunswick County People’s Choice Awards ceremony was held at Dosher Memorial Hospital Thursday night.

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Leland Town Council talks budget

Friday, June 5th, 2009

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Thursday night, Leland’s Town Council was briefed on the proposed budget for next fiscal year. The town will be working with $5.8 million, and needs to make an eight percent reduction compared to this year’s budget.

Some residents are not happy about where the town made cuts. They are getting rid of the DARE program, but keeping $264,000 for recycling.

Leland Mayor Walter Futch said, “The recycling program was started in last year’s budget and it’s a five year contract. We can’t just cancel that contract, that’s part of it. But if we could, we wouldn’t I don’t think. I believe in recycling, I think a lot of people in Leland believe in recycling.”

Mayor Futch said they have not laid off any employees. There are some vacant positions that are not being filled at this time.

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Thursday night, Leland’s Town Council was briefed on the proposed budget for next fiscal year. The town will be working with $5.8 million, and needs to make an eight percent reduction compared to this year’s budget.

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NC public health director warns about budget cuts

Friday, June 5th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s public health director is warning that severe budget cuts could hurt the ability to respond to flu outbreaks later this year.

The News & Observer reported Friday that Dr. Jeffrey Engel said he expects a possibly nastier version of the H1N1 swine flu virus when the weather gets colder and people are forced indoors where germs spread easier.

Engel said an outbreak of flu could overwhelm hospitals and health departments that already lack enough resources.

He made his comments as the North Carolina House considers budget cuts to make up more than $4 billion in lost revenue.

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

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North Carolina’s public health director is warning that severe budget cuts could hurt the ability to respond to flu outbreaks later this year.

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New Hanover confirms sixth case of swine flu; day care-aged child has virus

Friday, June 5th, 2009

A sixth case of the H1N1 virus has been confirmed in New Hanover County, this time affecting a day care-aged child.As of Thursday morning, there were 11,054 cases of the virus, also known as swine flu, confirmed nationwide and 36 confirmed in the state.

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Book preserves memories of beach area’s history

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Ocean Isle Beach | Town’s 50th anniversary brings reflection and funBy Saja Hindi,Saja.Hindi@StarNewsOnline.ComAs Ocean Isle Beach celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend with various events, authors Fred R. David and Vern J. Bender hope their work will ensure the town’s rich history won’t be forgotten.

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