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NBA star urges volunteerism in NC hometown

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — NBA star Chris Paul is returning to his North Carolina hometown to assemble care packages for American troops overseas.

It’s the fourth year Paul has used his “Winston-Salem Weekend” to stimulate city residents to volunteer to work on community projects.

Paul is asking people to help on Friday by assembling the military care packages and donating any of the items that would go in them. They include beef jerky and dried fruit, baby wipes and sunscreen, or magazines and AA batteries.

Paul attended Wake Forest University after graduating from West Forsyth High School.

His visit home includes a youth basketball clinic and gala honoring the late Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser on Saturday, then a community church service and social at Benton Convention Center on Sunday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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NBA star Chris Paul is returning to his North Carolina hometown to assemble care packages for American troops overseas.

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N.C. plastics ban can save jobs, money and the environment, officials say

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.Com

Instead of recycling plastic simply because it’s the right thing to do, the state is banning plastic bottles from the waste stream because it’s the economic thing to do.

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Coffee shop run by Calvary Chapel opens in Wilmington

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Liz BiroLiz.Biro@StarNewsOnline.com

New Holy Grounds (2841 Carolina Beach Road) serves low-priced coffee (espresso, $1.50) with a dose of spirituality.

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Fatal parasailing trip went up in spite of alerts

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.Mcgrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Passengers of a parasail tow boat on Thursday described a chaotic and terrifying scene off Ocean Isle Beach last month as two women parasailers were first stranded several hundred feet above the Atlantic than dragged across the ocean as blustery weather rolled into the area.

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Cronkite’s daughter speaks to mental health conference

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

After 25 years of speaking and educating people, Kathy Cronkite thought things were going pretty good as far as reducing the stigma of mental illness.

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