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Archive for September, 2009

Wilmington police search for woman reported using stolen cards

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Wilmington police are searching for a woman accused of using a stolen credit card, check and identification.

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NC’s Cape Hatteras Lighthouse open to moonlight

Friday, September 4th, 2009

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CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. — Visitors to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse can find out for themselves why the Outer Banks landmark was so important to coastal navigation.

The National Park Service on Friday offers nighttime tours of the lighthouse to coincide with the full moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean. There are no lights inside the lighthouse stairs, so visitors will climb the 210-foot brick tower using flashlights.

At the top, visitors will be able to view the working light up close and in motion. If weather allows, climbers stepping out on the balcony will get a glimpse of what lighthouse keepers in the 19th and 20th centuries saw as a powerful beam of light reaching out to sea and to the full moon.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Visitors to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse can find out for themselves why the Outer Banks landmark was so important to coastal navigation.

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Three interesting exhibits coming to a close at Cape Fear Museum

Friday, September 4th, 2009

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“Toy Time” features toys that spin, walk and roll; toys that are really larger than life. “It’s just a lot of fun, it’s filled with opportunities for families to get together, play, more importantly have fun here at the Cape Fear Museum,” said Jacob Rudolph of Cape Fear Museum.

It is an exhibit that catches the attention of both young and old. “There’s been some squealing, there’s been responses from grandparents talking to children about how these are the kind of toys they played with when they were a child,” said Rudolph. “There has been amazement from children that there are toys that run on things other than batteries – that run on pure old fashioned laws of physics.”

While the toys might make you relive your youth, the next exhibit will make you go a little farther back in time, by a few thousand years.

“The Ancient Carolinians” shows the life of people who lived and thrived in this region 12,000 years ago. “You learn about what a scientist does to dig up archaeological dig sites and a lot about what the culture of people who lived here 12,000 years ago would have done, cooked with, carried with them and how they lived,” Rudolph said.

The last exhibit also focuses on people, but these folks are a little more modern and quite athletic. The Sports Hall of Fame showcases memorabilia from well known sports personalities from the region like Althea Gibson, Meadowlark Lemon and NASCAR great Hoss Ellington. “These athletes, these sports figures, that went on to larger cities and other places around the country and truly around the world were diplomats for this region,” added Rudolph.

Much like the athletes, these three exhibits will also move on, and once they are gone – they are gone.

Here is an added incentive. New Hanover County residents can get into the museum for free Sunday. These three exhibits will end on Labor Day.

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videoTime is running out to catch not one, but three unique exhibits at the Cape Fear Museum. This weekend, it is your last chance to check them out before they are gone.

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2 NC call centers to close, affecting 180 workers

Friday, September 4th, 2009

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Two call centers in North Carolina are closing, affecting about 180 workers.

The Sun Journal of New Bern reported that Embarq will lay off about 100 workers when it closes its call center in November. Workers learned Thursday about the closing, which is the result of Embarq’s recent merger with CenturyTel Inc.

Embarq spokesman Vernon Fraley says the New Bern employees can apply for jobs in the new company, Century Link, or relocate to available positions. Workers who stay with Embarq until early November get a severance package.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Time Warner Cable will close its customer call center in Fayetteville on Oct. 29. Those 80 jobs will move to Raleigh and Wilmington.

Employees will be able to reapply for their positions in the new locations.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Two call centers in North Carolina are closing, affecting about 180 workers.

The Sun Journal of New Bern reported that Embarq will lay off about 100 workers when it closes its call center in November.

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UNC begins second season of series for artists

Friday, September 4th, 2009

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina is offering artists another chance to show their works to an audience before the play is finished.

The first offering from the Process Series is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Gerrard Hall in Chapel Hill.

Carina Cortese will perform her one-woman play, “Afterimages of the Disappeared,” about the deaths of nine members of her mother’s family during the Dirty War in Argentina. She will tell the story of the family’s deadly struggle against the Argentine military dictatorship from 1976 through 1983.

During the series, which began last year, artistic works in progress are performed and discussed afterward by the author and audience. Several works from the inaugural series last year have had or are scheduled to have full premieres elsewhere.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The University of North Carolina is offering artists another chance to show their works to an audience before the play is finished.

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