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Archive for September, 2009

Wrightsville Beach police to get new handguns

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Police Chief John Carey told the board of aldermen that now would be a good time for an upgrade. The Wilmington police and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are making transitions to Smith & Wesson M&P handguns, and if Wrightsville Beach gets the same kind, that will help keep it standardized with the other local departments, he said.

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StarNews features section again one of nation’s best

Friday, September 25th, 2009

From staff reports

The StarNews features section has been named one of the Top 10 newspaper features sections in the country by the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors. The announcement was made Friday in Houston at AASFE’s annual national conference.

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Band of storms passing through New Hanover, eastern Brunswick

Friday, September 25th, 2009

A narrow band of heavy rain and embedded thunder will affect parts of New Hanover County and a small part of easternmost Brunswick County through 3 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Unemployment falls in Wilmington area below 10 percent

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Unemployment in the Wilmington metro area fell below 10 percent in August for the first time since April, according to figures released Friday by the N.C. Employment Security Commission.

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No parasailing regulations exist, says professional association president

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

The president of the country’s biggest parasailing association said Friday that there’s no standard training or operating guidelines for his industry.

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