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Archive for August, 2009

UNCW makes list of ‘military friendly’ schools

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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UNC-Wilmington has made the list of ‘military friendly’ schools. The list is compiled each year by the magazine G.I. Jobs. It honors the top 15 percent of colleges and universities are “doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.”

Among other things, UNCW recently amended its admissions policy for military students and waived its application fee for active military personnel.

The school also has a new military relations website, www.uncw.edu/admissions/military.html.

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UNC-Wilmington has made the list of ‘military friendly’ schools. The list is compiled each year by the magazine G.I. Jobs. It honors the top 15 percent of colleges and universities are “doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.”

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Parents still concerned about lack of midwives

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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Concerned parents continue to ask, where is my midwife? Only now, they are in a new spot.

Women upset about Carolina OB/GYN discontinuing its midwifery service, protested outside the office Tuesday. Some expecting mothers even painted their bellies to get their point across.

Carolina OB/GYN employed two of Wilmington’s three certified nurse midwives, and recently announced it is getting rid of their services.

Midwife supporter Beverly Maierson said, “Everyone has doctors, but a more personal relationship with your midwife is what I had and it’s just so important to us. Everyone should have the choice at least to have a midwife.”

The protesters spent last week in front of New Hanover Regional Medical Center and will spend this rest of this week outside Carolina OB/GYN on 17th Street.

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Concerned parents continue to ask, where is my midwife? Only now, they are in a new spot.

Women upset about Carolina OB/GYN discontinuing its midwifery service, protested outside the office Tuesday.

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18-year-old gets 29 to 37 years for woman’s shooting death

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Veronica Gonzalez,Veronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

Resident Superior Court Judge Jay Hockenbury on Tuesday sentenced Obrian Kireef Hester to serve 29 to 37 years in prison for the shooting death of 45-year-old Michelle Francene Crutchfield.

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Area businesses glad to see students return to campus

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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It’s a wonderful time of year for businesses near UNCW. When students move back on campus, it’s a big economic boost.

It comes at a perfect time since the summer months have been slow for area shops.

With a sea of Seahawks settling in campus, that means a big break for area businesses.

“It always picks up this time of year having the students come back, and we like to see the students and professors come back,” said Jeter Griffin, owner of Jeter’s Hot Dogs.

Business owners like Griffin have waited all year to see his bottom line go up. He said during the school year his restaurant is packed with students, faculty and staff. “Usually August, all of our months are pretty good, except May and June can be a little slow sometimes.”

Ed Majeski of Sport Clips says his hair salon is in a prime location. “I’m within a mile of the campus, so kids can walk, bike, and it’s certainly within a distance of their travel.”

For most students, not having a car on campus means it’s important to have easy access to shops and restaurants.

Majeski says June and July are two of his slowest months, so he looks to August and September to make up for the sluggish business. “Here in Wilmington, everything is so transient, it’s hard to get them in here, so it’s nice to get the kids back on campus.”

A lot of businesses close to UNCW offer students coupons and special deals, which is even more of an incentive for them to frequent shops around campus.

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videoIt’s a wonderful time of year for businesses near UNCW. When students move back on campus, it’s a big economic boost.

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State, federal officials skeptical of Bald Head’s request for September beach nourishment

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Gareth McGrath, Gareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Bald Head Island wants to rebuild its beach sooner rather than later.But federal and state regulators don’t seem to be buying a request by island officials to start work on the $17 million nourishment project next month instead of waiting until the traditional dredging window, which begins Nov. 15.

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