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Archive for September, 2009

Historical tour guide a Wilmington fixture for 24 years

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

When tourists take snapshots of Wilmington, the usual subjects include such icons as the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, the Battleship North Carolina, the Bellamy Mansion, and, maybe, Bob Jenkins.

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Arrests made in heroin, car break-in cases

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

New Hanover County | Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Division had a busy start to the weekend with two downtown drug busts on Thursday and the arrests of three men in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins on Saturday.

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Book Review – Broken soldier conquers demons of bloody past

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Longtime Nashville music executive Robert Hicks scored a New York Times best seller in 2006 with the release of his first novel, “The Widow of the South.” A dense historical fiction about the aftermath of the bloody Civil War battle at Franklin, Tenn., “Widow” drew fervid fans who compared it to “Cold Mountain” and Michael Shaara’s “The Killer…

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Book Marks – North Carolina’s looking for one good poet

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Help wanted: Poet. $10,000 a year. Some prestige. Experience necessary.The N.C. Arts Council is now accepting nominations for the position of state poet laureate. Nominations will be accepted online through Oct. 9 at the council’s Web site, http://www.ncarts.org.

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Authorities investigating N.C. DMV

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Authorities are investigating if officials at the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles accepted improper gifts and meals with a company that holds a lucrative contract with the department.

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