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Archive for July, 2009

Some N.C. lawmakers want to review specialty plates

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

By GARY D. ROBERTSONAssociated Press

Attention trout anglers, tennis players and forestry fans: you can now promote your passion on the back of your cars.

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Merchants, visitors say boardwalk overhaul gaining traction

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

By Saja HindiSaja.Hindi@StarNewsOnline.Com

The Boardwalk Makeover Committee has worked hard to revamp not only the Carolina Beach Boardwalk’s image but also its attractions.

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N.C. crime victim compensation diverted to treasuries

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Millions of dollars intended to compensate North Carolina crime victims has been diverted over the past ten years and instead gone to state and local treasuries, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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Wave offers free public transportation

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

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Riding public transportation paid off Saturday. Wave Transit sponsored their Third Annual Free Fare Alternative Transportation Day.

The public was encouraged to ride the Wave for free while experiencing what public transportation has to offer, which riders seemed to appreciate.

“I was thinking I was going to spend $1.50 and then it was free, so I have a little extra money in my pocket it’s nice,” said Natasha Coffey.

The Wave also provided free transportation to and from the Wilmington Sharks game from Independence Mall to Legion Stadium.

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Riding public transportation paid off Saturday. Wave Transit sponsored their Third Annual Free Fare Alternative Transportation Day.

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Brunswick disaster plan to serve as model for state

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

By K.J. Williams Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

Brunswick County goes to work Monday on a disaster recovery plan that will serve as a model statewide, an official said. The blueprint would be used in the aftermath of an emergency situation, said Randy Thompson, director of Brunswick County Emergency Services.

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