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Archive for September, 2009

Ogden Elementary students get American history lesson

Monday, September 21st, 2009

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

The costumed Daughters of the American Revolution used props such as a 13-star American flag and a big Bill of Rights to demonstrate the centuries-old history of our independence and Constitution.

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Officers on scene of domestic dispute find drugs, handgun on man who resisted arrest

Monday, September 21st, 2009

A man who reportedly resisted arrest and tried to assault an officer on the scene of a domestic dispute faces a slew of charges, including possession of marijuana and cocaine, according to a news release from Lucy Crockett with the Wilmington Police Department.

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Fall begins Tuesday, time to enjoy NC foliage

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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Get ready to say good-bye to summer. Tuesday marks the first day of fall and that may have you thinking of taking a trip to the mountains.

Members of the Asheville Convention and Visitor Bureau say we have one of the best fall color shows in the country right here in our state. More than 100 species of leaf shedding trees will soon turn vibrant color, helped in part by the large amount of recent rain.

You may be surprised to hear there’s not really a peak time to visit. “Another great thing about the Blue Ridge Mountains is we have longest fall color seasons in the country because of range of trees and variety of elevation starts end of September can go through November 15th,” said Dodie Stephens of the Asheville Convention and Visitor Bureau.

You can see the leaves up close by enjoying any of the more than 2,000 miles of hiking and biking trails, white water rafting, and new this year, zipline canopy tours where you can go flying through the colorful trees.

For more info visit www.fallinthemountains.com.

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Get ready to say good-bye to summer. Tuesday marks the first day of fall and that may have you thinking of taking a trip to the mountains.

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Ogden Elementary students get a lesson in constitutional history

Monday, September 21st, 2009

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

The costumed Daughters of the American Revolution used props such as a 13-star American flag, quills, a big Bill of Rights and a calendar to demonstrate the centuries-old history of our independence and Constitution.

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Princeville opens NC museum in former town hall

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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PRINCEVILLE, N.C. — Ten years after Hurricane Floyd left nearly the entire North Carolina town underwater, Princeville has taken another step toward recovery with the opening of a museum in the former town hall.

Multiple media outlets reported that the Edgecombe County town opened an African-American cultural museum Saturday in the building, originally built as a school for black children in the late 1800s. The museum also will serve as a welcome center for Princeville, the oldest town chartered by blacks in America.

The building cost almost $800,000 to renovate, 80 percent of which came from the Transportation Department and the Federal Highway Administration. The town provided the rest of the money.

Floyd made landfall in North Carolina on Sept. 16, 1999. The storm left 90 percent of Princeville under 23 feet of water.

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

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Ten years after Hurricane Floyd left nearly the entire North Carolina town underwater, Princeville has taken another step toward recovery with the opening of a museum in the former town hall.

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