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Archive for September, 2009

Cause still under investigation for Racine Commons fire

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Wilmington | Fire officials said it might be the first of next week before a cause is determined in the fire that damaged the Racine Commons retail strip center Tuesday night.

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Winner of Pleasure Island festival poster contest has several artistic outlets

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

By Lori Kennedy-StewartStarNews Correspondent

Kelly Hawes said her favorite wedding present was not a china set or crystal vase; it was a chameleon. The late chameleon shared the spotlight with some of Hawes’ rescue animals, including two dogs, three parrots and a green iguana who loves to swim in the ocean.“Animals were my siblings growing up,” Hawes said.

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UNCW hosts Teachers of Tomorrow

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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Our future education leaders got a taste of what’s to come. UNCW was host Wednesday to Teachers of Tomorrow.

High schoolers from Jacksonville and Fayetteville who are considering a profession in teaching attended hands-on, professional development workshops focusing on technology and diversity in the classroom.

“There’s new technologies out there, and these are the worlds our students have grown up in, so we feel that’s really important,” said UNCW teacher recruiter Mark Phelps.

Teacher-in-training Antonio Brooks said, “Teaching is a great profession. It doesn’t come with bonuses or big pay, but you get a smile on your face when you leave everyday, you get happy students, sometimes you get grumpy ones, but you never know.”

Teachers are hoping this program helps inspire students to become teachers and help the shortage of teachers we have in the state of North Carolina.

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Our future education leaders got a taste of what’s to come. UNCW was host Wednesday to Teachers of Tomorrow.

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Update – Deputies searching for man who robbed Murrayville gas station

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the man who robbed Gas Center #11 at 2321 N. College Road in Murrayville, according to a news release.

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Update – Sexual assault, murder of Hampstead woman rattles neighborhood

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez.StarNewsOnline.com

A 52-year-old Hampstead woman found dead in her bathroom on Sunday night had been sexually assaulted, a Pender County Sheriff’s Office detective said Wednesday.

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