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Archive for September, 2009

Editor’s Note – ‘Grape of wrath’ loses battle with boy, 11

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Robyn TomlinStarNews Executive Editor

I’ve yet to meet a mother of boys who doesn’t have a collection of ER and urgent care experiences. We’ve had more than our fair share, but this was a new one for me.

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Carolina Beach adds some visual appeal

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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The Town of Carolina Beach hopes your first impression of Pleasure Island is a little more visually appealing. Friday morning, town leaders held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly landscaped Entryway Enhancement Project.

The town added live oaks, crape myrtles, roses and other greenery to the area from the base of the Snow’s Cut Bridge to the intersection of Dow Road and Lake Park Boulevard.

Carolina Beach Mayor Bill Clark said, “There’s no doubt here at Carolina Beach what we’re trying to do is do everything we can to enhance and improve our image and how we look to our visitors as they come over the bridge.”

The total project cost a little more than $200,000.

Town manager, Tim Owens said grant money from the North Carolina Department of Transportation paid for 75 percent of it. The town picked up the tab for the rest.

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The Town of Carolina Beach hopes your first impression of Pleasure Island is a little more visually appealing. Friday morning, town leaders held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly landscaped Entryway Enhancement Project.

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Small Business Resources Summit slated for Sept. 29

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By K.J. WilliamsStarNews correspondent

Small business owners and farmers alike can find out about potential employment opportunities and funding prospects at a free half-day seminar Tuesday at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Azalea Festival to unveil official artwork

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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We are only a few days into fall, but Wilmington’s biggest spring event gets going Friday night.

The Azalea Festival unveils the official artwork for next year’s event. Artist Sandy Nelson has the honor of having her work be the face of the 63rd annual festival.

The unveiling is Friday night at 6:30 at Airlie Gardens.

Tickets to the event, which include a chance to meet the artist and enjoy food, drinks and dancing, are $35. They are available online at www.ncazaleafestival.org.

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We are only a few days into fall, but Wilmington’s biggest spring event gets going Friday night.

The Azalea Festival unveils the official artwork for next year’s event.

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Ground breaking begins for Brunswick County water tank

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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One million gallons of water will soon be flowing to Brunswick County residents. Friday, Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2Go held its ceremonial ground breaking on a one million gallon elevated water storage tank off of Highway 17 in Leland.

The project will meet state regulations by providing a half-day supply of elevated water available to county residents at all times.

H2Go director Bob Jones said, “It will provide adequate water pressure throughout our system to prevent low pressures during the summer months, which we experienced over the past several years. It also provides the fire flow that’s required by the state, and it will also help reduce insurance rates in the future.”

The 200 foot tower is expected to be complete by June of next year.

As an added bonus, H2Go hopes cell phone providers will want to install antennas on the tower to allow for better coverage in the area.

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One million gallons of water will soon be flowing to Brunswick County residents. Friday, Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2Go held its ceremonial ground breaking on a one million gallon elevated water storage tank off of Highway 17 in Leland.

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