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Archive for September, 2009

Brunswick County commissioner’s proposal to withhold school funding gains little traction

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

A Brunswick County commissioner suggested freezing funding for local schools until perceived problems within the school system are fixed. But the proposal failed to gain support from other commissioners.

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Three million dollars to go toward Wrightsville Beach renourishment

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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Wrightsville Beach is getting three million dollars for beach renourishment.

The New Hanover County commissioners voted Tuesday night to allocate one and half million dollars of the county’s room occupancy tax to renourishment.

The state contributed another $1.5 million, which will go toward dredging the channel and putting sand on Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Island.

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Brad Pryor of Wrightsville Beach. “I think anything you can do to keep the beach renourished and healthy is excellent and you need to dredge the channels anyways so it’s not a big deal.”

The work is expected to start around November.

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Wrightsville Beach is getting three million dollars for beach renourishment.

The New Hanover County commissioners voted Tuesday night to allocate one and half million dollars of the county’s room occupancy tax to renourishment.

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Communication, monitoring are key to protecting children online

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

By Shannan Bowen, Shannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Children spending time online has become about as common as children riding bicycles. But for their parents, especially those who aren’t technologically savvy, it’s a strange frontier to monitor.

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New Hanover, Pender counties team up on U.S. 421 sewer

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and Pender County will share the cost of designing a sewer plant to serve the U.S. 421 corridor, a project officials from both counties hope will spur economic development in the region.

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Steady school enrollment should stave off job cuts

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

By Ana Ribeiro and Chelsea KellnerAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

In this tight economy, local school systems are relieved that the state apparently won’t take away any more teaching positions this year.

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