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Archive for August, 2009

Post-midnight shuttle launch may be visible from Wilmington

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Tonight might bring skywatchers in Southeastern North Carolina the chance to see a night launch of the space shuttle Discovery. The shuttle is scheduled to go up 70 minutes after midnight.

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Five girders for new Oak Island bridge must be replaced, DOT says

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

By K.J. Williams Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

Fractures in five girders and a manufacturing defect in one of them proved severe enough that the N.C. Department of Transportation has rejected the girders used in the construction of the new Oak Island bridge, a DOT spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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Smoke test set for Leland sewer lines

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Leland will test its sewer system next month, opening manholes in streets and blowing nontoxic smoke into pipes.

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Scams against seniors addressed in Brunswick County sessions

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Sept. 1 is the registration deadline for a free event presenting the latest information on abuse, fraud and scams that target the elderly.

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Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity selected for green building initiative

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

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Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity will be one of 123 recently selected Habitat affiliates to take part in a $30 million green building initiative named Partners in Sustainable Building.

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