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Archive for June, 2009

Vegetation drives some shorebirds from Mason to Masonboro Inlet

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.Mcgrath@StarNewsOnline.com

The shrill of the nesting birds is the same, as is the rope fencing that warns beachgoers not to tread on the vegetation-free stretch of sand.

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UNCW Surf Club makes history

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

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Surf’s up for the UNCW Surf Club. The team placed second in the National Scholastic Surfing Association Championships last week in California. That was the best finish of any east coast school in the history of the competition.

Ben and Mike Powell of Ocean Isle Beach finished second and third in the men’s division.

Drake Courie of Carolina Beach finished fifth in long board.

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Surf’s up for the UNCW Surf Club. The team placed second in the National Scholastic Surfing Association Championships last week in California.

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Bill in Senate would allow Wilmington to schedule vote on sales tax hike

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

Congestion relief is no longer a job for cold medicine alone.

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Annexation hearing pushed back to Wednesday

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

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Reformers in the General Assembly will have to wait for their chance to change North Carolina’s 50-year-old annexation laws.

A House judiciary committee hearing scheduled for Tuesday was pushed back until Wednesday. There was no word on why.

The annexation hearing could take hours as lawmakers consider more than two dozen amendments and try shaping a measure that can pass this summer.

The measure does not allow affected residents to vote on whether to accept annexation; something sought by protest groups and opposed by municipal officials.

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Reformers in the General Assembly will have to wait for their chance to change North Carolina’s 50-year-old annexation laws. A House judiciary committee hearing scheduled for Tuesday was pushed back until Wednesday. There was no word on why.

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Vietnam replica cost more than $18,000 to bring to Wilmington

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Ogden | Before the Wall that Heals was brought to Ogden Park in early June, members of Chapter 11 of the Disabled American Veterans had to raise $20,000.

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