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Archive for June, 2009

Coast Guard puts anchors away, gets out hammers and screwdrivers

Thursday, June 18th, 2009



Members of the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit helped build a new home for Habitat for Humanity on Prices Lane in Wilmington.

On the job, the unit is responsible for things like homeland and port security and vessel inspections around the Cape Fear River basin.

Even though they serve our country full time, they want to serve the community, as well.

“It’s not just our duty to serve our country for our jobs, but to come out and serve our people. We’re people, too. We’re your neighbors. We’re your friends. We’re the people in the grocery store, so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be out here community serving with everyone else,” said Kenny Tucker of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit.

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Members of the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit helped build a new home for Habitat for Humanity on Prices Lane in Wilmington.

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Heat wave sets off a bunch of cool deals

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

With high temperatures forecast to hit the high 90s this weekend, local big box stores reported an ample supply of air conditioning units and fans.

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Portion of Wrightsville Avenue will be closed Thursday night

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Wrightsville Avenue will be closed from Independence Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard from 7 p.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from the N.C. Department of Transportation.The closure is necessary to install a storm drain across Wrightsville as part of the ongoing widening project there.-Patrick Gannon

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Southport Marina dealings part of Easley investigation

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

By Patrick Gannon,Patrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The Wilmington-based N.C. State Ports Authority has been thrust into a federal investigation of former Gov. Mike Easley, with a focus on his involvement with the state-owned Southport Marina.

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UNCW program teaches youngsters the basics of business

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

By K.J. Williams,StarNews Correspondent

Kavaughn Varner, 13, has a plan. And he’s hoping the week-long Youth Entrepreneurship Program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington can help him get there.

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