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Archive for August, 2009

Convention center hotel still a question mark

Monday, August 17th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The proposed convention center hotel is still a big question mark, but Wilmington City Council might provide answers at its meeting Tuesday.

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Wilmington law firm looks to help injured get healthy

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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Personal injury attorneys represent people who have been hurt in an accident. Monday, one Wilmington law firm did its part to help them heal.

Monday morning, lawyers from Shipman and Wright donated a Wii gaming system to the Oleander Rehabilitation Center. It is part of a program where law firms from 25 states are giving more than 60 Nintendo Wii’s to rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and hospitals.

“The Wii certainly has a compartment of fitness which is so essential to well being and health,” said NHRMC Rehab Services Director Leslie Kesler. “It also is the opportunity to learn particular skills for people that are disabled. It can give you an opportunity if you can’t physically go the bowling alley you can still get the pleasure and the movement of doing that and it’s very adaptable so people with very limited skills can still get something out of it.”

The Wii donations program began last year.

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Personal injury attorneys represent people who have been hurt in an accident. Monday, one Wilmington law firm did its part to help them heal.

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Hungry Eyes – Poor diet leaves kids vulnerable to health, learning problems

Monday, August 17th, 2009

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

According to Feeding America statistics, 24.1 percent of North Carolina children under age 5 aren’t getting the essential nutrients they need.

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Bomb threat causes New Hanover County Courthouse to be evacuated

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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A bomb threat prompted the New Hanover County Courthouse to be evacuated Monday.

The threat was called into the 911 center from a payphone at 902 Rankin Street at 11:52 a.m. The courthouse was evacuated while authorities performed a visual search, but did not find anything. Everyone was let back in about an hour later.

“At first I didn’t know what was going on, and we were looking from outside the glass and saw they weren’t letting anybody in so we knew it was kind of serious and kind of glad they sent us out,” said Tyrone Dantley.

Authorities are looking for the man who made the call, described by a witness as a white male with sandy blonde hair, wearing a red or orange shirt, khaki shorts and a white ball cap.

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A bomb threat prompted the New Hanover County Courthouse to be evacuated Monday.

The threat was called into the 911 center from a payphone at 902 Rankin Street at 11:52 a.m. The courthouse was evacuated while authorities performed a visual search, but did not find anything.

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New Hanover voters to decide May 4 on sales tax increase

Monday, August 17th, 2009

By Chris Mazzolini,Chris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

New Hanover County voters will decide next spring whether to slap themselves with higher sales taxes.On Monday the board approved a resolution to put a one-quarter cent sales tax referendum on the ballot May 4, when voters will head to the polls for the primaries.

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