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Archive for August, 2009

Friday Night Varsity Preview Week 2

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Rachel George and Chuck Carree break down the top two games of the week, look at every area teams’ matchup and re-cap the Laney-Jacksonville game from Monday.

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Tropical Storm Danny expected to brush N.C. coast

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

The tropical disturbance lurking east of the Bahamas was upgraded Wednesday morning to Tropical Storm Danny, according to the National Weather Service.

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Mother of 2 struck, killed while changing a tire on I-40

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

Burgaw | A woman from Virginia was struck by a vehicle and killed on Interstate 40 on Wednesday when she stopped to change a tire, officials said.The accident occurred just before 1 p.m. alongside the eastbound lanes near the Burgaw exit, said Sgt. W.L. Thurston of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

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New look for new year at Pender schools

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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It was back to school in Pender County Wednesday and some newly renovated schools should alleviate the county’s overcrowding problem.

Students and teaches moved into the newly renamed and renovated Topsail Middle School.

“We were 740 students when we ended the school year last year in very tight facility. We used every available space,” said Principal James Klingensmith.

Now, space isn’t an issue. Much needed dollars were poured into the former Topsail High School to renovate the building and build additions to alleviate overcrowding in the county.

On the first day, enrollment came in just shy of 800 students for a school that can hold 900.

The middle school move allowed others to move in to the old Topsail Middle School.

Two schools, North Topsail and South Topsail merged into one to create the new Topsail Elementary School.

“There was over crowding at both schools; there was 700 plus at each school so we have tried to start this new school and still maintain neighborhoods,” said Topsail Elementary Principal.

Students and teachers alike are seeing this first day as a positive one even with budget cuts forcing many to do more, with less.

Right now the county is down eleven teacher assistant positions and a number of teaching slots that are vacant due to budget cuts.

After 10 days in session, administrators will reevaluate to see if reserve money should be used to hire more teachers.

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videoIt was back to school in Pender County Wednesday and some newly renovated schools should alleviate the county’s overcrowding problem.

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Condo project in Carolina Beach goes up for auction

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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A Carolina Beach condo project will be up for auction on Friday. The Arcadius project is now bankrupt.

The plan was to develop condos and a shopping complex, but town manager Tim Owens said the timing just was not right. The auction will welcome any bidder, and sources said one potential buyer may be the Town of Carolina Beach.

“That was a pretty ambitious project, with a lot of condominiums, and a lot of retail space,” said Owens. β€œThe market took a turn and it would have been a difficult project to pull off.”

The auction manager told WWAY auctions like this one may be popping up more often.

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A Carolina Beach condo project will be up for auction on Friday. The Arcadius project is now bankrupt.

The plan was to develop condos and a shopping complex, but town manager Tim Owens said the timing just was not right.

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