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Archive for June, 2009

Real Estate Commission investigating Boseman deal

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

The N.C. Real Estate Commission is investigating an anonymous complaint made against state Sen. Julia Boseman, D-New Hanover.

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Get ready for a blistering hot weekend

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

An especially hot weekend is in store for Wilmington and the surrounding region. A ridge of high pressure will boost temperatures into the 90s starting Friday

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Sharks help out Badges for Baseball

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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The Wilmington Sharks baseball club is trying to give a boost to the Badges for Baseball program. On Wednesday, the team hosted a youth baseball clinic at D.C. Virgo Middle School.

Badges for Baseball is a mentor program that involves the Wilmington Police Department and the Community Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington.

“The police department comes over to mentor our players, and they coach them too,” said David Branch of the Community Boys and Girls Club.

Registration for the league is currently underway for Badges for Baseball for 5 to 18 year olds. Sign ups run thru June 26th.

In fact some of Wednesday’s clinic participants plan to play in the police mentored league. The children got top-notch instruction from the Wilmington Sharks during Wednesday’s clinic.

The Sharks team is comprised of players who currently play college ball, and some of them will be playing minor league ball in the near future.

“Just being with the kids I find that joyful. Just hanging out with them is fun for me,” said Alex Hill who attends UNCW and is playing with the Sharks this summer.

In fact it’s fun for the kids too, and they picked up some great pointers.

“You want to be in an athletic position in all times. You want to be ready for anything, like when you throw you have to have your arm up and extended,” Ryan Harper explained to the kids.

The Sharks are currently 9 – 8 in the Coastal Plains League.

To sign up for Badges for Baseball, you have to stop by the Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington.

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks baseball club is trying to give a boost to the Badges for Baseball program. On Wednesday, the team hosted a youth baseball clinic at D.C. Virgo Middle School.

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Leland assisted-living facility reopens after multiple violations

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

After a month of being barred from admitting new residents and facing the threat of having its license downgraded, an assisted-living facility in Leland has been allowed to again accept seniors.

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UNCW hosts conference on Native American awareness

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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More than 300 young Native Americans are gathered in Wilmington to learn about their cultures.

UNCW is hosting the 30th Annual Indian Youth Unity Conference. Native Americans, ages 14 to 21 from nine tribes across the state, are participating in the four day event.

They attended different workshops, including arts and crafts.

The conference also aims to curb the high Native American college dropout rate.

“They get a feel for the college campus and they get to walk around, and at the same time they get to think about whether maybe they’d like to attend here,” said Olivia Richardson.

Some of the activities included learning Native American dances, and making baskets and quilts. The conference also included a pow-wow and Native American pageant and talent show.

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More than 300 young Native Americans are gathered in Wilmington to learn about their cultures.

UNCW is hosting the 30th Annual Indian Youth Unity Conference. Native Americans, ages 14 to 21 from nine tribes across the state, are participating in the four day event.

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