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Archive for September, 2009

PPD’s Fred Eshelman will step onto Wilmington Walk of Fame

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Wayne Faulkner,Wayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Fred Eshelman not only founded PPD Inc. and led it to become one of the largest contract research organizations, he has been a major donor to North Carolina colleges and local charities.

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City breaks ground on Athlea Gibson Tennis Center

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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There is good news for Wilmington tennis players; new courts are on the way.

The city broke ground on a new tennis center at Empie Park on Wednesday. Named in honor of a Wilmington native who became the first African American to win Wimbledon, the French Open, and the US Open, the Althea Gibson Tennis Center will bring ten new lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, a walking trail, and a fifteen hundred square foot clubhouse to the park.

“This is something that I’ve got to thank the citizens of the community, they went to the polls in May of 2006, and voted overwhelmingly for these parks bonds. And if it wasn’t for the citizens of the community who came forward, and said, we want more parks, this wouldn’t have happened,” said Mayor Saffo.

The $1.5 million project is being funded with proceeds from the parks bond initiative passed by voters.

The new facility will help accommodate the four thousand tennis players in Wilmington and enable the park to host tennis tournaments.

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There is good news for Wilmington tennis players; new courts are on the way.

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Pink Gloves Boxing is a knockout at the Wilmington Athletic Club

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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PGB is contagious and it sounds likes something you don’t want your doctor to tell you that you have, but there’s no need to worry. PGB is Pink Gloves Boxing. Tuesday was the first day for PGB at the Wilmington Athletic Club, the first club to bring PGB to the Port City. General Manager Charlie Hauser is not surprised the women are enjoying it, but their intensity level did catch him off guard. Hauser said “I am surprised as to how hard they’re hitting that mitt. I may have to put a warning out to some of the husbands and significant others that are related to this crowd. WWAY’s John Rendleman chimed in. “Did you hear that husbands? Charlie is giving you fair warning!”

PGB is a womebn’s only fitness class. It’s structured after the martial arts belt system in the sense that you work your way up the ladder to earn pink gloves. Wilmington resident Wendy Rhodes loved her first experience. “I was hooked after ten minutes. I think it will be great.”

Katie Meyers is PGB trainer. “There’s that community feel that really drives the program and it’s so much fun that you forget that it’s a workout too.”

Pink Gloves Boxing is open to the public at the Wilmington Athletic Club. There will be 6 training session a week. Non-members can purchase a PGB package that benefit National Breast Cancer Month.

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videoThere’s a new craze in the fitness industry that’s taking group exercise to a new level. It’s called Pink Gloves Boxing. It’s for women only.

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Wilmington hopes to serve an ace with new tennis courts at Empie Park

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The site plan for the Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park includes 16 new tennis courts (shown in blue).

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Back Then – Theater delays 1909 debut after seeing risque flick

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

The opening of Joyland, the pretty, new moving picture theatre on Market Street, had to be postponed for a most extraordinary reason.

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