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Archive for September, 2009

Book Marks – Library’s online software makes life easier

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

By Ben Steelmanben.steelman@starnewsonline.com

New software at the New Hanover County Public Library is going to make life a little easier for ordinary patrons – and checking its catalogs online a little more like using Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com“Except that the books here are free,” said librarian Margaret Miles.

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Beachgoers advised to remain alert as elevated tides continue

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Elevated tides will continue tonight, resulting from a new moon phase and persistent coastal winds, according to the National Weather Service.

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Topsail seminar set to go over voting rules

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

The State Board of Elections will hold an educational seminar on Topsail Island this week to discuss voting laws.The seminar, planned for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Surf City Visitors and Welcome Center, 102 N. Shore Drive, will educate local residents about the voter registration process.

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Taxpayers help revive zombie development

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

The county commissioners agreed at their last meeting to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from the collapse of Avalon, a subdivision off N.C. 211.

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Book Review – The Rising Sea: Goodbye to the coast

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Orrin Pilkey has a distinct talent for making people mad.From a safe, tenured post in Duke University’s geology department – and in such books as “The Corps and the Shore” – Pilkey has been bedeviling the Army Corps of Engineers, coastal developers, officials and property owners on barrier islands for the better part of three decades.

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