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Archive for October, 2009

Wilmington City Council candidate forum tonight

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The StarNews, WHQR and WECT will host a forum for Wilmington City Council candidates 7-8 tonight at WHQR studios, 254 N. Front St., Suite 300.

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Crowd fills NHC School Board meeting, concerned over redistricting

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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An overflow crowd at Tuesday night’s New Hanover County School Board meeting had plenty to say about middle school redistricting. At the center of the crowd that spilled out into the hallway, Ogden parents who don’t want their children bussed to the Holly Shelter Middle School when it opens in 2010.

Ogden resident Tim Davis wants the board to consider more neighborhood school options with new replacement maps. “I’m not sure if the board will actually go with the people here and re-do the maps so that schools will represent neighborhood schools,” Davis said. “That’s my biggest concern right now. We’re all taxpayers and our voice should be heard.”

Three re-districting forums are scheduled to be held this month in New Hanover County. The first will be Tuesday at Myrtle Grove Middle School at 7:00 p.m.

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An overflow crowd at Tuesday night’s New Hanover County School Board meeting had plenty to say about middle school redistricting. At the center of the crowd that spilled out into the hallway were Ogden parents…

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N.C. congressman to introduces bill on Lejeune water

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

By Kevin MaurerAssociated Press

A North Carolina congressman is introducing a bill to give Department of Veterans Affairs health care to those exposed to contaminated water at the Marines’ Camp Lejeune.

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Tropical Storm Henri strengthens slightly

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Associated Press

Forecasters say the eighth named storm of the Atlantic season could weaken below tropical storm strength as early as Wednesday night and be a remnant by Thursday.

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MyReporter – Why are all the streets in Pine Valley named for Confederates?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Pine Valley grew up around the Pine Valley Country Club in the late 1950s and early 1960s. One of the big deals in 1961 was the centennial of the American Civil War.

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