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Archive for September, 2009

Local broker’s suicide leaves questions about his finances

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

On July 17, Atlantic Beach police went to check a duplex that a local stockbroker and well-known radio personality had rented after his car sat in the driveway without moving for a few days.

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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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