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Archive for August, 2009

Marine prepares to spend his holiday helping the homeless

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

Cpl. Matthew Purkey has 96 hours of leave over the Thanksgiving holiday. He wants to sell those hours for $25 each.Purkey, who lives near Hampstead and commutes to Camp Lejeune, hopes to raise $2,400 for the homeless. He proposes to spend the hours he “sells” with homeless people in Wilmington.

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Locals share points of view on health care reform

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

We profile six people in the community who come to the discussion from a variety of perspectives on what, if anything, Congress should do.

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Hurricane Swells at Wrightsville Beach

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The waves along the Southeastern North Carolina coast averaged 4-8 feet with swells over 10 feet.

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The world will be a different place for the Class of 2022

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

Cars will run on seaweed. Humans will live to be 300. Robots will penetrate the depths of outer space. That’s what some experts predict for the Class of 2022.

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Class of 2022 – Following in the footsteps of children

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

Meet the future, or at least a small part of it.When we decided recently we wanted to tell a story about our community’s future, we thought hard about how best to do that. What we came up with are the stories you now hold in your hand or view on your computer screen – the Class of 2022 project.

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