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Archive for October, 2009

City Council votes to rezone area for new school

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, students, parents, and faculty of the Cape Fear Center for Inquiry were delighted by council’s unanimous vote to rezone an area for a new school.

Council approved the ordinance to allow a much larger school to be built near the intersection of Shipyard and Wellington. The school is currently located on Randall Parkway, in a facility with cramped classrooms and no place for assemblies.

Students and staff are excited by the changes. Fourth grader Pheobe Davidson said, “I’m excited to have more space in the classrooms, and to be able to have more space in the hallways.”

“It gets crowded, the noise level gets really high, and there’s not always enough space to do the things that I want the children to do,” said teacher/parent Rene Lemons-Matney. “One of my students said he wanted more blocks. Well, I’d love to have more blocks in the new building. I don’t have space for any more blocks in the current building.”

The new school will cost about five million dollars. The Cape Fear Center for Inquiry’s board saved the money. Administrators hope to have it completed by the 2011 academic year.

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There was a lot of news coming out of Tuesday night’s Wilmington City Council meeting. First, a chartered public school will soon get a facility.

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Illinois man died in crash of experimental plane in Duplin County

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The man who died after the crash of an experimental aircraft in Duplin County has been identified as Kenneth R. Hetzel, 63, of Yorkville, Ill.

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MLK Jr. Parkway closed because of wreck with injuries

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway is closed in both directions near North Kerr Avenue, where a multivehicle accident happened about 9:20 a.m.

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Back Then – Burgaw an up and coming city in 1909

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

In a story about a meeting of Masons, Burgaw was described as one of the up and coming commercial cities between Goldsboro and Wilmington. The town, of course, was a stop on the railroad.

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Woman pleads guilty in Shallotte murder-for-hire plot

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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A South Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to trying to have her estranged husband and his son killed at their North Carolina home.

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