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Archive for September, 2009

Whats Happening: September 18-20

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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Saturday, it is opening night for the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra’s 2009-2010 Masterpiece Season. It begins with a musical tour of Scandinavia. It begins at 8:00 p.m. at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. Tickets start at $21 for adults.

Creative artists of Hampstead are getting together for it’s annual fine arts sale this weekend. It is happening at Poplar Grove Plantation both Saturday and Sunday. There will be a book signing, silent auction and demonstrations.

Bluegrass bands from across the state are converging in Kure Beach this weekend for the Southern Coastal Bluegrass Festival. The music plays Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area. Advance tickets are $10 per day. You can purchase them online at www.coastalbluegrassfestival.org.

If your interests lie in history, the Bellamy Mansion is focusing on 19th century African-American history of the area. It begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 for kids, $10 for adults.

If you have ever wanted to stomp some grapes, now is your chance. It is Duplin Winery’s annual Grape Stomp. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with live music followed by the Great Duplin Stomp Off, and then dinner. Advance purchase is required. The cost is $50. Call 1-800-774-9634.

We move from stomping the grapes to tasting the wine. The Third Annual Tasting with Topsail is Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Assembly Building in Topsail Beach. You can sample various wines from across the state, as well as food from area restaurants. Tickets are $25 in advance. You can buy them online at www.topsailcoc.com.

Want to check out some smooth rides? Several Corvettes are rolling into town for the Second Annual Corvette Show. It begins at 9:00 a.m. at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington. You can go to look at the sports cars, or if you have one, enter it in the show for $20. It ends at 3:00 p.m.

You can always find out what’s happening by going to our Community Calendar page.

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From blue grass to wine tastings, to Corvettes as far as the eye can see, there’s a little something for everyone offered this weekend.

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12 Brunswick County students taken to hospital with possible injuries after bus accident

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

The accident happened about 8 a.m. at a bus stop on N.C. 211, close to the second entrance to St. James Plantation, according to Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Katie McGee.

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Marker to honor Port City patriot Cornelius Harnett

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Members of the Stamp Defiance Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a special marker at the grave of Cornelius Harnett at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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NC baby beats ambulance, so 6-year-old helps birth

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — A North Carolina 6-year-old said she was acting like a big girl as she helped her mother deliver a baby at home.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Thursday that Briana Johnson of Fuquay-Varina ( Few-KWAY Vuh-REE-nah) gave birth on her bedroom floor with only help from her young daughter Diyana as an ambulance raced to the scene.

Johnson said she felt contractions early Wednesday. Her water broke as she stepped out of bed, so she called her father and then an ambulance.

The 25-year-old nurse knew help would arrive too late, so she told her first-grade daughter to fetch towels and then open the door for the rescue squad.

Diyana says she controlled an impulse to cry while watching her mother in pain as five-pound Madisyn was born.

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

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A North Carolina 6-year-old said she was acting like a big girl as she helped her mother deliver a baby at home.

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Rare shrimp found off NC coast

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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In a discussion about oxymorons, George Carlin pointed to the term jumbo shrimp as a good example. A shrimp found by Southport fisherman Royce Potter Monday would make the late comedian proud.

The shrimp is an Asian black tiger shrimp, and he measures in at almost ten inches. That type of shrimp is rare off our coast. So rare in fact, Potter had to notify the Division of Marine Fisheries when he caught him, and the state may want to keep him as a specimen. Until then, the shrimp is on ice.

Potter said he was pretty surprised when he reeled in the net. “It looked like a baby lobster. So we didn’t know what it was at first,” he said. “Just one little piece of the tail was sticking up out of the other shrimp.”

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In a discussion about oxymorons, George Carlin pointed to the term jumbo shrimp as a good example. A shrimp found by Southport fisherman Royce Potter Monday would make the late comedian proud.

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