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Archive for June, 2009

Back Then (June 1909) – Man accused of stabbing wife with fork

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

The following historical perspective, compiled from StarNews archives at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Randall Library, takes readers back to the Cape Fear region of years past.

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Downtown surveillance cameras to be working by July 4

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

The Wilmington Police Department plans to have its new downtown surveillance camera system up and running by the July 4 weekend, officials said.

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What to get dear old dad

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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Many dads love gadgets and gizmos. Some gifts can be found online and some in the store, but regardless where you make your purchase, many gifts for dad are on sale.

Best Buy has some electronics on sale. “For Father’s Day, most people are coming in buying small little netbook computers,” said Jesse Tew of Best Buy.

The Asus netbook has been marked down to$250 and you can add a carrying case and mouse for $30.

“The best bang for your buck is probably going to be the digital camera for Father’s Day. It’s going to run you probably about $200 dollars for some of the high end cameras that dad’s going to like,” Tew said.

The Canon Powershot SD 1200 IS has a 10 megapixel glass lens which takes better quality pictures than a plastic lens that many other digital cameras have.

If you can afford it, a flat screen TV will likely please dad. “Best buy for that right now is a 40-inch Sony, which is going to run you about $899.99 and you get a blu ray dvd player with it for $100.00.”

If you prefer online shopping, there are many options.

For the adventurous dad, freestyleaudio.com has a waterproof mp3 player. You’ll have to buy headphones too, so you’re looking at $120 for both.

If your dad is trying to get in shape, Garmin.com is featuring the “Forerunner” watch. For $300, this high tech watch has a GPS tracking system, calculates calories burned, heart rate, speed, and mileage.

If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, but just as thoughtful for your techy dad, pcmag.com has a talking grill thermometer that tells you when the meat’s done for $60.

Target.com has a retractable iPod charger for $20. Expect at least two days for shipping.

And don’t be afraid to check sites like Craigslist and wilmingtonyardsales.com, you just might find a good deal.

You could always buy dad tickets to a concert or sporting event. You can order them online at ticketmaster.com or cheaptickets.com. If it’s a baseball game, stick the tickets in a box of Cracker Jack, and be sure to tell him the other ticket is for you!

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videoMany dads love gadgets and gizmos. Some gifts can be found online and some in the store, but regardless where you make your purchase, many gifts for dad are on sale.

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Manatee spotted at marina in Southport

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Nothing signals the start of summer in Southeastern North Carolina like the arrival of….manatees?

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NHRMC facility changes are more patient friendly

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center proudly showed off some new patient-friendly renovations Wednesday. The two new floors are part of the women and children’s wing of the hospital.

New features include private patient rooms that are comfortable for family members when they come to visit.

High tech rooms near patients give doctors and nurses access to computers and medical records.

Hospital staffers say the new facility is just another way New Hanover regional looks to personalize health care.

“Most people don’t want to have to share; when you’re sick, it can be stressful, now you can be in your own room, be with your family, watch the TV, turn it on and off, and just be quiet and rest,” said CEO Jack Bartow.

On June 27th and 28th, patients will move into the newly renovated floors.

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center proudly showed off some new patient-friendly renovations Wednesday. The two new floors are part of the women and children’s wing of the hospital.

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