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Archive for August, 2009

UPDATE: High risk of rip currents through Friday for New Hanover, Pender beaches

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Southeastern N.C. | There’s a high risk of rip currents through Friday for beaches in New Hanover and Pender counties, the National Weather Service office in Wilmington warns.The increased risk, up from moderate in previous forecasts, is a result of long period southeast swells as Tropical Storm Danny approaches, the weather service said.

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AT&T upgrades causing some service problems

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

For Wilmington-area AT&T wireless customers who have had service problems for days, the telecom giant has an explanation.“We are in the process of completing some local network enhancements which include the activation of wireless broadband (3G) service in the area in the coming weeks,” AT&T said in a statement Friday.

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Man rams cars at Noble Middle, also charged in domestic dispute

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Wilmington | A man intentionally rammed cars about noon Thursday at Noble Middle School and tried unsuccessfully to enter the school before being detained, according to a Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman.

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Health care forum sought solutions, not shouting

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

The panel of nine people included doctors, hospital administrators, nursing professors and others. Everyone on the panel agreed some type of reform is necessary.

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Winner given federal stimulus funds to convert fleet from diesel to low-emission fuels

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

By Jim BrummStarNews Correspondent

Carolina Beach fishing and charter boat operator W.W. “Skeets” Winner is getting a little help cleaning up his act – $102,381 to finish conversion of his five-boat fleet to efficient, low-emission diesel engines.

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