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Archive for June, 2009

Sunday Concert on the Coast in Holden Beach

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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It is officially summer. That means it is peak season for the Sunday night Concert on the Coast series in Holden Beach. WWAY’s John Rendleman weathered the heat, to see who was shagging underneath the Holden Beach Bridge.

Prior to Sunday’s concert, Dance Link USA provided free shagging lessons to anyone willing to shake a leg.

Sunday’s concert in Holden Beach featured Goldrush. They primarily play beach music. They call Lumberton home, but they seemed right “at home” at the new pavilion in Holden Beach “We’ve been playing a lot of years, almost 30 years now,” said Goldrush leader guitarist and vocalist Jerry Shooter. “Beach music and other types of music. We’ve got a lot of songs coming out and we’re working on an album. We just came off a song that went # 1 for us for six weeks down at the surf.”

Folks in Holden Beach seemed to like the Goldrush original songs, but there’s nothing like golden oldie Carolina Girls, which got everybody off their feet.

The summer concert series in Holden Beach runs through early September. This Sunday, the Harbour Towne Festival Band performs, followed by El Combo Grande on July 5th.

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videoIt is officially summer. That means it is peak season for the Sunday night Concert on the Coast series in Holden Beach. WWAY’s John Rendleman weathered the heat, to see who was shagging underneath the Holden Beach Bridge.

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Former NC speaker’s friends ask end to sentence

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — A newspaper says a former Republican governor plans to be among those asking that former North Carolina House speaker Jim Black’s prison sentence to commuted or that he be moved closer to home.

The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that 150 people have written federal officials on Black’s behalf and that former Gov. Jim Martin plans to do so. The 74-year-old Black has been
incarcerated since July 2007 at the federal prison in Lewisburg, Pa.

Black was sentenced for accepting thousands of dollars in illegal payments while speaker.

Black’s attorney says his client is in poor health, as is his wife.

Supporters also say if Black’s sentence isn’t commuted he should be moved to a prison in North or South Carolina.

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

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A newspaper says a former Republican governor plans to be among those asking that former North Carolina House speaker Jim Black’s prison sentence to commuted or that he be moved closer to home.

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Plant to reopen 2 days after ammonia leak kills 1

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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LUMBER BRIDGE, N.C. (AP) – A poultry processing plant plans to restart its operations just two days after an ammonia leak killed one worker and injured four others.

Mountaire Farms said Sunday authorities have inspected the plant and declared the building safe. The Millsboro, Del.-based company said the plant in Lumber Bridge will reopen Monday morning and return to full operation.

Mountaire Farms plans to hold an internal employee meeting and provide grief counselors for workers.

Authorities have said that 47-year-old Clifton Swain of Fayetteville died Saturday from the ammonia leak, which happened while workers were doing maintenance work on a piece of machinery. Authorities said that 30 to 40 people were at the plant when the leak occurred and the site employees 2,500 people total.

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

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A poultry processing plant plans to restart its operations just two days after an ammonia leak killed one worker and injured four others.

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NC to dedicate marker to eugenics program

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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RALEIGH — State officials are dedicating a historical marker to remember the forced sterilization program that affected thousands of people in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated Monday at the North Carolina Community Colleges building in Raleigh.

Social reformers advocated for eugenics programs a century ago as a way to cleanse society of the mentally handicapped and mentally ill. North Carolina adopted its program in 1929 and aggressively continued the program after World War II, targeting the program at the poor.

About 7,600 people were sterilized between 1929 and 1975. A state House panel has recommended that the state give $20,000 to victims of the eugenics program.

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

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State officials are dedicating a historical marker to remember the forced sterilization program that affected thousands of people in North Carolina.

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Southport gears up for 4th of July

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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Fourth of July is still nearly two weeks away, but already, Southport is gearing up for the big event.

Artists from the region and beyond will display their work at Franklin Square Gallery for the new summer regional show.

On July 4th there will also be a raffle, where you get a chance to win local art for a dollar.

The art show opens Monday, June 22nd and runs through Saturday, July 18th. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The admission is free.

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Fourth of July is still nearly two weeks away, but already, Southport is gearing up for the big event. Artists from the region and beyond will display their work at Franklin Square Gallery for the new summer regional show.

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