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Archive for August, 2009

New Hanover Regional Medical Center budget approved

Monday, August 31st, 2009

The budget for the hospital’s 2010 fiscal year is projected to include nearly $724 million in net operating revenue, a 4.7 percent increase over the hospital’s 2009 spending plan.

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Flamingos flock to Ashley High School

Monday, August 31st, 2009

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

This is not your run-of-the-mill flamingo. This is a pink, plastic variety of flamingo that can do your bidding if you donate money to the Ashley High School Band.

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Sales tax goes up Tuesday to 7.75 percent locally

Monday, August 31st, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Don’t be surprised if that shirt, skirt, TV or tire costs a little more Tuesday. That’s when North Carolina’s state sales tax goes up, by 1 percentage point.

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Cuppy’s Coffee shop owners refuse to bow under weight of failed franchise

Monday, August 31st, 2009

By Brandon Sneed,StarNews Correspondent

It’s a terrifying thing when dreams become nightmares. A year-and-a-half ago, that happened to Wil and Rachel Russell. But instead of running, they pushed through the fear.

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Investigation continues in Ocean Isle parasailing accident

Monday, August 31st, 2009

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The Coast Guard continues to investigate an accident Friday at Ocean Isle beach that killed two parasailors.

The Associated Press reports the two women killed were 56-year-old Lorrie Shoup of Colorado, and 60-year-old Cynthia Woodcock of Kernersville.

Witnesses told WWAY it looked like the pair were having problems when the wind picked up. Then, witnesses said, the rope holding the parasail to the boat disconnected, and the women wound up hitting a pier.

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The Coast Guard continues to investigate an accident Friday at Ocean Isle beach that killed two parasailors.

The Associated Press reports the two women killed were…

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