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Archive for August, 2009

Apparent low bid for St. James town hall challenged on technicality

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Amanda WilsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Bid administrators say the complaint is based on a simple technicality involving paperwork and should be resolved without any problem within two weeks.

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Fundraising efforts by NHRMC kicked off with Edwin McCain

Monday, August 24th, 2009

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The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is getting support from an internationally known rock star.

Edwin McCain stopped by the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital Saturday. He signed autographs and performed a private concert for the children. His appearance kicked off a fundraising effort for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The goal is to raise enough money to buy a mobile pediatric intensive care unit to transport children to Chapel Hill.

McCain gave the hospital a check for five thousand dollars. It is a cause near and dear to his heart. “Well as a father it means a lot because I understand while walking through the NICU and pediatric wing what that means,” he said. “As the son of a pediatrician I understand what care for this region means especially a mobile ICU.”

Edwin McCain is returning this fall to raise money for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. He will perform with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are forty dollars. They go on sale Monday at noon at the Kenan box office.

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The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is getting support from an internationally known rock star.

Edwin McCain stopped by the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital Saturday.

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NC college student shot, killed by police

Monday, August 24th, 2009

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ARCHDALE, N.C. — Police in North Carolina say an officer shot and killed a college student after a confrontation in Archdale.

Archdale police say the student died early Sunday morning after a confrontation following a traffic stop on Interstate 85 south of Greensboro. A police report states the male student in his early 20s first telephoned police and “indicated that he was suicidal.”

The name of the student, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has not been released by authorities.

Authorities did not detail the nature of the confrontation. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.

A spokeswoman for UNC-Chapel Hill said the school was aware of a student’s death but had no other details.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Police in North Carolina say an officer shot and killed a college student after a confrontation in Archdale.

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Legion Stadium opens up Pooch Plunge

Monday, August 24th, 2009

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As the dog days of summer continue, man’s best friend gets the chance to cool off this week.

The swimming pool at Wilmington’s Legion Stadium is going to the dogs.

Every day this week the city is holding a Pooch Plunge. For five dollars, you can let your dog swim between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, the Pooch Plunge is from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Pender County Humane Society.

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As the dog days of summer continue, man’s best friend gets the chance to cool off this week.

The swimming pool at Wilmington’s Legion Stadium is going to the dogs.

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Online farmers market is goal of NC group

Monday, August 24th, 2009

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GREENSBORO — A Rockingham County group hopes to create an online farmers market where Triad-area restaurants and other North Carolina businesses could order local meat and produce online.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported that members of the Local Foods Coalition include about 40 farmers and other citizens. The group hopes to receive nonprofit status.

The coalition will model the virtual market from one developed in Rutherford County by Foothills Connect, which sells to Charlotte area restaurants.

The coalition also organized sustainability festivals in Reidsville, Eden and Mayodan this year to promote a local food economy.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A Rockingham County group hopes to create an online farmers market where Triad-area restaurants and other North Carolina businesses could order local meat and produce online.

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