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Archive for September, 2009

‘Vale’ gets a new home in NC’s capital city

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Three-thousand pounds of painted steel is getting a new home in North Carolina’s capital city.

“Vale” is a sculpture by Greensboro artist Jim Gallucci that used to sit behind the state library building in the view of school children, who often eat lunch on nearby picnic tables while on field trips.

The sculpture is a minimalist interpretation of a mountain valley in steel. It was taken down more than two years ago so Gallucci could restore it. On Tuesday, Cultural Resources Secretary
Linda A. Carlisle will welcome the sculpture to the intersection of Jones and Wilmington streets in downtown Raleigh.

“Vale” was one of the first pieces selected for the Artworks for State Buildings collections, which comprises 100 works by 78 artists from North Carolina.

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

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Three-thousand pounds of painted steel is getting a new home in North Carolina’s capital city.

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Pender woman’s death under investigation

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 52-year-old Hampstead woman.Authorities found Beverly Ennis Moore dead in her home at 2634 Sloop Point Road late Sunday night. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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Five local jobs that could weather the economic storm

Monday, September 28th, 2009

By Amanda LiskStarNews Correspondent

The Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled a list of 30 jobs considered recession-resistant and projected to grow over the next seven years.These five have been identified as most relevant to Southeastern North Carolina.

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Convicted felon faces gun charges after reportedly firing shots at 10th and Rankin streets

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Wilmington police arrested a 27-year-old man and charged him assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm and two outstanding failure to appear charges after shots were fired at 10th and Rankin streets early Monday morning.

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NRC investigating Brunswick nuclear plant’s ongoing shutdown

Monday, September 28th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent a special inspection team to assess an equipment malfunction that forced officials to shut down the Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport. The plant’s two nuclear reactors were shut down Sept. 20 and remained down as of Monday afternoon, NRC spokesman Roger Hannah said.

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