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Archive for September, 2009

Home sales in Wilmington cool off for August

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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Home sales in Wilmington took a hit last month.

The latest numbers released by the Wilmington area Realtors Association show home sales dropped to 380 in August. That is down from 435 in July.

Our area was also down from August a year ago.

WRAR President April McDavid said that home sales usually lag this time of year since parents are usually busy getting their children back to school.

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Home sales in Wilmington took a hit last month.

The latest numbers released by the Wilmington area Realtors Association show home sales dropped to 380 in August.

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Poplar Grove Farmer’s Market gets new parking lot

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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A visit to Poplar Grove Plantation just got a lot easier. A $50,000 grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission helped pay to create a new parking lot to replace an old potholed dirt one.

The new gravel lot has fencing and signs to help direct traffic and make it easier for visitors to the plantation and its farmer’s market and other events get around.

“We utilized our Poplar Grove volunteers, which are a group of guys that have worked just wonderfully for us coming out and doing all this work, and the trust fund really made it happen,” said Poplar Grove Farmer’s Market manager BJ Ryan.

Poplar Grove is located on Highway 17 at the New Hanover-Pender County line.

The farmer’s market is open every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through December 16th.

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A visit to Poplar Grove Plantation just got a lot easier. A $50,000 grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission helped pay to create a new parking lot to replace an old potholed dirt one.

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Cape Fear Hospital holding blood drive Wednesday

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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You can give a priceless gift today without spending a dime. Cape Fear Hospital is hosting a blood drive Wednesday morning from 10:30 until 3:00 in the afternoon.

It is in the third floor classroom and the event is opened to the public.

To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds.

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You can give a priceless gift today without spending a dime. Cape Fear Hospital is hosting a blood drive Wednesday morning from 10:30 until 3:00 in the afternoon.

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43-foot ‘tree’ being installed at NC Museum of Art

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Art is closed until April as a new building is completed, but work already is starting on installing new pieces of art.

A 43-foot, stainless steel, tree-like sculpture called “Askew” was being installed Tuesday and Wednesay outside the museum in Raleigh. Because the installation is occurring in an active
construction zone, the event is not open to the public.

“Askew” is part of a series of works by artist Roxy Paine that he describes as “dendroids” – arboreal or tree-like forms with elaborate branching structures. Paine’s structures are found at various museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he installed a tree-like sculpture titled “Maelstrom” on the roof.

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

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The North Carolina Museum of Art is closed until April as a new building is completed, but work already is starting on installing new pieces of art.

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Wilmington police arrest man after pistol-whipping Tuesday

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

A man was arrested Tuesday night after another was pistol-whipped at a Wilmington apartment building at 3411 Wilshire Blvd., according to Wilmington police.

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