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Archive for October, 2009

Coach Williams talks diabetes, basketball

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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It was a sea of Carolina blue at Thalian Hall Tuesday morning for a gathering of the Junior Diabetes Association of Wilmington. The group welcomed UNC coach Roy Williams as their guest speaker.

Coach Williams cooled his heels from coaching to speak about diabetes. The theme for Tuesday’s speech was Every Day Heroes. He gave the group a pep talk to get them ready for their upcoming Walk to Cure Diabetes.

He also talked to WWAY about life for the defending National Champion Tar Heels without Tyler Hansbrough. “Hopefully, everybody will pull together as a team just like this Juvenile Diabetes Foundation group will do. It has been a fun time talking to them this morning.”

UNC’s basketball season starts with its first practice Friday night. The Walk to Cure Diabetes is October 24th at the Mayfaire Town Center. For more information call 509-9899

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It was a sea of Carolina blue at Thalian Hall Tuesday morning for a gathering of the Junior Diabetes Association of Wilmington. The group welcomed UNC coach Roy Williams as their guest speaker.

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Carolina Beach approves buying aquarium pier lots

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

The Carolina Beach town council on Tuesday night approved the purchase of seven lots in the former Arcadius project for the site of the new aquarium pier.

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Update – Serial peeper reportedly nude while videotaping women

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

A man convicted in 2003 of secret peeping at Wrightsville Beach was arrested Sunday on similar charges after he allegedly returned to the same neighborhood over the weekend and videorecorded women in their homes.

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Boseman, Soles open wallets for Senate victories

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.Mcgrath@StarNewsOnline.com

A review of campaign finance reports showed that the two state Senate races in Southeastern North Carolina last year were the most expensive General Assembly contests in North Carolina.

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Church doors always open for immigrants

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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The local Hispanic community has nearly doubled in the past ten years. Some experts say many Hispanics moved to the coast after the major hurricanes in the 90’s, to find work in the construction business, but while America can be the land of opportunity, what makes the U.S. so unique are the different cultures that make it up.

One way for cultures to stay true to their traditions is through food, and for the Hispanic community in Wilmington, Mexican restaurants are proof their roots remain an integral part of their lives.

“We’re very proud of our heritage, very proud of our Latino roots, you know our beans and our rice,” said Helena Guzman of La Costa restaurant.

At La Costa, a traditional Mexican restaurant in Wilmington, even folks who aren’t from a Hispanic background like to try traditional Mexican cuisine.

“A Hispanic table that is in your restaurant, and they’ll order borregos or authentic plates, the waiter will come out with a tray, and they’ll see the cocktail de Cameron in a big goblet, and they’ll say ‘what is that’ and next time they will try it.”

Culture doesn’t have to be defined by food, but as immigrants find their niche in the States, they’re encouraged to find a way to hang onto old traditions while building new ones.

Tuesday, faith leaders from our area met to discuss what they can do within their congregations to welcome immigrants, and help them bridge the gap between two worlds.

“That you adopted all that is culture, and society, and what all that means. That can be a challenge for second generation children who are being encouraged to keep one culture but also embrace another,” said Alisa Guardiola, a Puerto Rican-American.

Today’s panel has representation from churches of all denominations in our area.

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videoThe local Hispanic community has nearly doubled in the past ten years. As immigrants find their niche in the States, they’re encouraged to find a way to hang onto old traditions while building new ones.

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