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Archive for September, 2009

Life Stories – Classic car lover found joy in time with family

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By Lori Kennedy-StewartStarNews Correspondent

Charlie “Sonny” Norris’ late parents called him “Sonny Boy” since the day he was born in his parent’s home on Middle Sound Loop Road.Norris died Aug. 17 from complications due to colon cancer at the age of 85.

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Carolina Beach negotiates for aquarium pier site

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

The Carolina Beach Town Council is considering buying part of the defunct Arcadius project as the location for a planned aquarium pier, Town Manager Tim Owens says.

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Breaking news: Wreck kills woman on Oleander Drive in Wilmington

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

One woman was killed Saturday after her car was struck as it was sitting in the center lane of Oleander Drive near the Eddie Romanelli’s restaurant.

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Italian Festival hoping for a sunnier Sunday

Saturday, September 26th, 2009



After months of organizing, the Cape Fear Italian Festival finally got underway Saturday at Cross Creek Commons Shopping Center on US 17 in Leland. The big crowd early had a chance to enjoy Italian treats like cannoli and sausage and peppers, as well as the sounds of the US Marine Corps 2nd Marine Division Band.

"It was a great turnout before the rain," said Frank Bullara, one of the festival’s organizers, who are hoping for a sunnier Sunday for day two of the festival.

The rain Saturday started just before 1 p.m. as the Marine Band wrapped up. Some of the crowd, estimated at upwards of one-thousand people, tried to wait it out, taking refuge under overhangs, in the beer garden or in the covered booths of the 50 or so festival vendors. After about an hour, the rain started to let up before a downpour began again. With no end of precipitation in sight, the festival staff finally made what was for them a tough decision to call it a day around 4 p.m.

"It was very disappointing; disheartening to say the least," said Mike Forte, a member of the festival’s executive committee. "The crowd was building and having a good time. The music was great. People were having fun. It was sinful that we had to do it. Hopefully we do better tomorrow, God smiles on us and the weather will cooperate. Hopefully people will come out, shop, enjoy the music and food and have a good time again."

WWAY ESP3 meteorologist Tim Buckley says Sunday’s forecast looks much better for the festival’s second day. So the show will go on starting at noon.

For more information about the Cape Fear Italian Festival and Sunday’s schedule, visit http://www.CapeFearItalianFestival.com.

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Cape Fear Italian Festival in Leland to start again Sunday at noon after heavy rain brought an early halt Saturday.

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ConscienceOnline.com a Facebook-style site for local do-gooders

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

We’re launching ConscienceOnline.com, a social networking site for volunteers and nonprofits. Think of it as a Facebook-style site for local do-gooders.

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