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Archive for August, 2009

UPDATE: Teen with ties to Soles charged with setting his own house on fire

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

By David Reynolds and Shelby SebensDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.comShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

Allen Strickland was arrested on charges that he set fire to the house the senator reportedly bought for him.

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Life lessons of homeless man recalled after his death in Ogden

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” is no longer just another cliche for Jennifer Lancaster. It’s the lesson a well-known homeless man in the Ogden area left behind when he died this week.

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What’s Happening: August 28-30

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

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Concerts, galas, and extravaganzas… it is all part of What’s Happening.

It’s your last chance to enjoy free music at Fort Fisher as the free summer concert series comes to a close.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Kohl’s will team up for a back to school safety extravaganza this Friday.

A tour across seven states culminates Saturday in Wilmington…with a rally to remember those who are missing…or who’s murders are unsolved.

Please click video icon for a complete look at what’s going on around the area this weekend.

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videoConcerts, galas, and extravaganzas… it is all part of What’s Happening.

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Associated poll

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Influenza business forum held

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

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Health officials warn the H1N1 flu virus may spike again in our area. On Thursday, officials from the NHC Health Department hosted an influenza business forum to educate area professionals on how to cut down on the spread of flu in the workplace.

“We have more people out of work sick, more people out with their children sick and we want to provide those resources and tools so businesses can look at their practices, how they can prevent flu spread in their workplace and encourage flu shots for their employees,” said Janet McCumbee of New Hanover County Health Department.

To date, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention report influenza has impacted 11 states, including North Carolina.

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Health officials warn the H1N1 flu virus may spike again in our area. On Thursday, officials from the NHC Health Department hosted an influenza business forum to educate area professionals on how to cut down on the spread of flu in the workplace.

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Associated poll

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UPDATE: Gov. Perdue signs N.C. film incentive bill

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

From staff and wire reports

RALEIGH | Gov. Beverly Perdue on Thursday signed publicly a bill into law that would increase the tax credit film and television production companies can receive if they work in North Carolina from 15 to 25 percent. State film boosters said the larger credit was needed so North Carolina could compete better with surrounding states for movie and TV…

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