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Archive for September, 2009

Will not having a hotel affect operations and bookings at the convention center?

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

Without a hotel next door, the Wilmington Convention Center won’t be as attractive to potential guests.But the true effect of the missing hotel on convention center business won’t be known until after the center opens. The impact also will depend largely on how long it takes for a hotel to open.

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Autistic teenager copes with sex abuse by basketball coach

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

At first, the youngster did well and improved her game. But once she turned 16, the price the teen paid to play basketball surfaced in a shocking way.

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Tillotson has got some stories to tell – and so do his alter egos

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Jery Tillotson remembers the good old days, when you could rent a waterfront bungalow at Wrightsville Beach for $65 a month (well, OK, off-season), when the only high-rise was the Blockade Runner, and a good time was still had by all at The Wits End.

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Book Marks – ‘Field of Dreams’ inspires author

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

“I love the movie ‘Field of Dreams,’ ” said Brett Friedlander, the StarNews sports correspondent and columnist. “I wore out three VHS copies before I finally broke down and bought the DVD.”And the part Friedlander likes best is Doc Graham, the ball player-turned-small-town-doctor played by Burt Lancaster in the 1989 picture.

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N.C. groom killed in wreck on morning of wedding

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina groom on his way to breakfast with his groomsmen hours before his wedding has been killed after the car he was riding in was hit by another vehicle.

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