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Archive for June, 2009

Town of Belville looking for more land in annexation

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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The Town of Belville is looking to acquire two pieces of property; a section of Blackwell Road and another along Highway 17.

A town survey showed that the section of Blackwell Road was mistakenly left out of annexation several decades ago. Annexing the property could be a major benefit to the town in the future.

“I think the section of Blackwell Road could be relocated to be part of the Belville’s downtown development plan and that’s still being discussed at this time,” said Belville attorney Jim Eldridge.

Residents will have an opportunity to hear more at an informational meeting Tuesday night. The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at Belville’s town hall.

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The Town of Belville is looking to acquire two pieces of property; a section of Blackwell Road and another along Highway 17.

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Federal stimulus money has been approved for eastern NC

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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Nearly $32 million of federal stimulus money has been approved for projects in eastern North Carolina.

State Treasurer Janet Cowell announced Monday that the funds will be invested in water, wastewater and green projects.

Carolina Beach received $2.3 million to install two treatment ponds, pump stations and force mains to treat storm water run-off. Another $1.1 million will go to replacing aging sewer lines.

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Nearly $32 million of federal stimulus money has been approved for projects in eastern North Carolina.

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Programs feature men seeking to reach others with message of hope, change

Monday, June 15th, 2009

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

In honor of Father’s Day, the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services is hosting its annual Fathers of Hope Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Chairman of Wilmington-based Cooperative Bankshares resigns

Monday, June 15th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Frederick Willetts III has resigned as chairman of the board of Cooperative Bankshares and will be replaced by current board member Dr. James D. Hundley.The announcement came in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late last week by the Wilmington-based parent of Cooperative Bank.

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Helping kids stay fed during the summer

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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During the school year, kids and their parents get into a routine. Parents drop their kids off at school, and go to work knowing their child will be fed lunch and a snack. But what happens during the summer months?

“When their out of school where are they going to eat? Well hey, we can do something about that,” said Pastor Terri Leigh of Closer Walk Church.

Pastor Buckner contacted the Brunswick Family Assistance, and asked to use her church as a site for their free summer lunch program. The program aims to feed low income children healthy meals even when their not at school.

Nearly 89 to 90 percent of kids in the Leland area are on the free and reduced lunch program, Closer Walker Church will be offering a free breakfast and lunch to kids under the age of 18 for the rest of the summer.

Free lunches are available for kids at 16 different sites around Brunswick County. Down the street at Belville Elementary, volunteers were busy cleaning up after their free lunch program. They served about 30 kids, not only does the free lunch program keep area kids fed, but it gets children out of the house for an hour or so during the day.

New Hanover County is working on launching their free lunch program. They are just waiting on funding approval from the state.

Columbus County has one lunch station at Riley Creek Baptist Church.

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videoSchool is officially out for most kids in our area. For a lot of parents, making sure their children get good meals can be tough in the summer. But there is help available.

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