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Archive for September, 2009

Farm life different after Floyd disaster

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

By Cece NunnCece.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

At Blackjack Farm on a recent Friday, life was filled with ordinary things: peanuts boiling in a pot in the garage, a black dog named Big Foot pacing in his run, hoping for some morning biscuits. But owner Jim Connor’s conversation was turned to something extraordinary, and still painful even after 10 years.

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New Hanover hospital weathers economic storm

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

As New Hanover Regional Medical Center wraps up its budget year at the end of September, the hospital expects its net revenue to come close to what it expected despite the slow economy and rise in people unable to pay for their health care.

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Life Stories – Passion for teaching passed on to students

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

By Lori Kennedy-StewartStarNews Correspondent

While Ruby Knox was a patient at the Rowan Regional Medical Center’s intensive care unit, she chose not to drink the sweet tea.“She said she was trying to watch her weight,” said daughter Judy McLaughlin.

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Book Review – Humor, romance still a staple of home turf setting

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Louisiana native Rebecca Wells hit the big time with “Little Altars Everywhere” (1992) and launched into orbit with its sequel, “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” (1996), which became a New York Times best seller, morphed into a movie (filmed partly in Wilmington) and inspired dozens of nationwide chapters of Ya-Ya Clubs.

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Oak Island – No-wake rule now in effect at Big Davis Canal

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Oak Island | Thanks to the efforts of some Oak Island neighbors, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has officially designated part of Big Davis Canal a no-wake zone. The new no-wake zone extends from the intersection of Big Davis Canal and the Intracoastal Waterway east to 40th Street Northeast.

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