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Archive for September, 2009

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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NC governor creates offshore energy advisory panel

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Beverly Perdue says a new panel will help North Carolina make sound decisions on whether to tap into alternative energy resources along its coast.

Perdue announced Monday the creation of the Governor’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy. The yet-to-be-named panel members will examine the feasibility of tapping into oil and
natural gas reserves off the Atlantic coast, as well as generating energy from the wind and sun.

The panel also will evaluate federal proposals for offshore oil and gas lease sales.

Perdue said during last year’s campaign she was open to offshore drilling if scientists prove it’s safe.

Perdue plans to travel to the Outer Banks this week and attend a public meeting on the potential for coastal wind energy.

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says a new panel will help North Carolina make sound decisions on whether to tap into alternative energy resources along its coast.

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In the Kitchen with Ken – Fried spot with mustard slaw

Monday, September 21st, 2009

By Ken BlevinsStarNews Photographer

Ken cooks up a local classic in honor of the 46th annual N.C. Spot Festival in Hampstead Sept. 26-27.

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Newborn of NC teen shot at school bus stop dies

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — The newborn delivered after her mother was shot at a school bus stop in North Carolina has died.

Multiple media outlets reported that Charlotte police said the daughter of 15-year-old Tiffany Wright died early Sunday. Wright was 32 weeks into her pregnancy when she was shot and killed before dawn Sept. 14 as she waited for a school bus.

Doctors delivered Wright’s baby, but the newborn was in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center from the start.

Wright’s adoptive brother, 36-year-old Royce Mitchell of Charlotte, has been charged with statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child. Police said Wright was the victim of those
crimes. He has a bond hearing Friday.

Wright’s funeral will be Tuesday at Calvary Christian Church.

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The newborn delivered after her mother was shot at a school bus stop in North Carolina has died.

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New Hanover commissioners seek $3.7 million grant for Ogden fire station

Monday, September 21st, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

New Hanover County hopes to win a $3.7 million grant to build a new fire station for the Ogden area.

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