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Archive for August, 2009

New Town Creek Elementary ready to welcome first students

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Ana Ribeiro Ana.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

Sarah Sherfey fanned herself with a piece of paper, sweat running down her face and the media center around her full of boxes bursting with books.She’d have to populate bookshelves by the end of the day Monday to get them ready to be overrun by eager little hands the next morning..

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Sen. Hagan gets local officials’ wish lists during Wilmington visit

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

Local government officials relayed wish lists to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., who made a 30-minute stop Monday morning at Wilmington City Hall.

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Police picks up man with multiple warrants

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Police arrested a man reportedly involved in a domestic dispute Saturday night who also had outstanding warrants on additional charges.At 10:22 p.m. Saturday, a lookout was broadcast for a suspect involved in a domestic dispute, according to a news release from Lucy Crockett with the Wilmington Police Department.

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New waterproof case lets you take electronics in water

Monday, August 24th, 2009


Now you really can bring your cell phone everywhere with you, including the ocean. A local company says it’s found a way to call home from the water.

Wilmington based company Dry Corp develops medical equipment like this rubber vacuum seal you can put over a cast so you can swim with a broken arm.

Now, they’ve come up with a waterproof case for your i-Pod or cell phone.

“It allows you to use the touch screen, take and make calls, text message, e-mail, it’s also clear on both sides so you can take pictures through it if you’re using a camera or a camera phone,” said co-creator Corey Heim.

What keeps your electronics dry is the vacuum seal, once you pump all the air out, it’s safe to put it in the water.

A removable lanyard and armband keep it attached during physical activity. Waterproof headphones allow you to listen to music or make a phone call.

But not everyone’s convinced…

“I think I would be a little nervous about putting it in a bag and putting it in the water,” said Yvonne Griffin.

Eric howland hit the surf to give it a try. “If you had both earphones in you couldn’t really hear what was going on around you so it might not be good to be dropping in on people, people wouldn’t really hear you.”

If you have a blackberry, you can’t control the mouse inside the bag, but for people like McClean Seward, the dry case is a lifesaver. “I’m always on the water, I work on the water, use it for my I-Phone, digital camera, it’s great for kayak fishing, everything like that, you never have to worry about getting it wet.”

The dry case costs $35. The waterproof headphones are separate; they’re about $23, so you’re looking at about $60 for both.

They’re available at local surf shops and beach stores or online at drycorp.com.

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videoNow you really can bring your cell phone everywhere with you, including the ocean. A local company says it’s found a way to call home from the water.

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Man shot by Sen. R.C. Soles listed in fair condition

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Veronica Gonzalez David Reynolds

Kyle Blackburn (left) and B.J. Wright are accused of breaking into Sen. R.C. Soles’ Tabor City home.

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