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Archive for September, 2009

MyReporter.com answers: Why is it called Fifth Avenue?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Ben Steelman,Ben.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Fifth Avenue was just plain ol’ Fifth Street until 1915, when “51 citizens” petitioned City Council to adopt the Fifth Avenue name.

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UPDATE: Some areas see more than 5 inches of rain from tropical wave

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

Former Hurricane Fred made himself at home Tuesday in Southeastern North Carolina, wringing out as much as 6.5 inches of rain from the remaining tropical wave.Along with the rain, 80-degree temperatures marked the first day of fall.

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Carolina Beach officials discuss beach nourishment

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonStarNews Correspondent

Carolina Beach | Officials with the Army Corps of Engineers, a private engineering firm and New Hanover County met with Carolina Beach and Kure Beach officials Tuesday to discuss the details of beach nourishment in the island towns.

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Bald Head Island beach renourishment project is accelerated – slightly

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Well, it’s something.Not the two months early that Bald Head Island had wanted to start reinforcing its depleted west and south beach areas, which eroded at a fast clip when the Army Corps of Engineers began dredging the adjacent Cape Fear River shipping channel earlier this year.

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Wilmington hot spot Deluxe to lose head chef Keith Rhodes

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Liz BiroStarNews Correspondent

Two venerable Wilmington foodies at one of the city’s top restaurants went their separate ways this week when Deluxe owner Scott Haulman and his longtime chef Keith Rhodes decided to end their partnership.

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