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Pender County has a lot to offer

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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The Pender County Tourism Office want you to know what Pender County has to offer. The official Pender County Visitor’s Guide has arrived.

It includes a general description and images of the county, telling and showing what a wonderful place Pender County is to visit. The categories include, What To Do, Where To Eat, Where To Stay, Festivals and Events, a map, and of course, how to contact the Pender County Tourism Office for more information.

Some of the events include:

Town of Atkinson 100 year Celebration
Saturday October 10, 2009, 9:00am – 5:00pm, followed by a sit down dinner with entertainment @ 7:00pm.
Come celebrate with the Town of Atkinson at the old Atkinson School . Then at 7:00pm help support the Atkinson Fire Department with a sit down dinner of BBQ Pork or Chicken in the
auditorium. The price for the dinner is $8.00. Contact 910-283-3000 or the Atkinson Fire Department.

Autumn With Topsail
Saturday October 17, 2009 – Sunday October 18, 2009
Saturday 7:30 am – 8 pm, Sunday 8 am – 4 pm: Missile Assembly Building, Topsail Beach NC:
The festival features a juried Artists’ Court with many regional artists displaying and selling their work, live musical entertainment, a variety of food vendors, games and rides for children, & more. 1-800-626-2780 www.autumnwithtopsail.com

Poplar Grove Halloween Festival
Halloween Festival: Friday October 16, 2009 – Sunday October 25, 2009
Come and enjoy the haunted barn, haunted hayride, inflatable rides, games, food, prizes, fortune tellers, non-scary hayrides & activities. A costume contest will be held on Saturday, October 24th.
910-686-9518 www.poplargrove.com

Christmas Open House
Sunday December 6, 2009 Noon – 5:00 pm
Poplar Grove Plantation

Horseback Riding: Desperado Horse Farm
910-675-0487

Burgaw Train Depot
The Depot in Burgaw has almost completed its restoration and is and will be an asset to the county for meeting and event space as well as other things. It is located in the heart of historic downtown Burgaw with lots of antique and specialty shops.
Burgaw Train Depot
115 S. Dickerson St., Burgaw, NC, 28425

Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital
Open Sat. 10/14, Noon-4pm
The Turtle Hospital is closed to visitors for the off season, but will open for the Autumn with Topsail event from 12-4pm.
www.seaturtlehospital.org

And last but not least, Pender is known for its scenic beauty and wildlife especially with 3 rivers and their tributaries flowing through it. Not to mention the intracoastal waters that provide even more opportunities for fishing boating and wildlife watching.

Pick up Visitor’s Guide at 108 South Cowan St in Burgaw, or Call Monique at Pender County Tourism at (910) 259-1536.

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The Pender County Tourism Office want you to know what Pender County has to offer. The official Pender County Visitor’s Guide has arrived.

It includes a general description and images of the county, telling and showing what a wonderful place Pender County is to visit.

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Developer gives $1 million to UNCW business school

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

By Amanda Greene, Amanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline

A new gift to the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business will help bring an economic summit to Wilmington next year and enhance other programs.

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Wilmington-area economy projected to grow by 4 percent next year, UNCW experts say

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

From staff reports

The economy of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties combined is expected to expand 4 percent next year, while the state will see growth of 1.5 percent and the nation, 2.1 percent.

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NC Lottery $20 scratch-off tickets debut in stores

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Education Lottery players have to pony up more if they want the chance to win a part of the lottery’s largest payout ever for an instant scratch-off game.

The lottery’s first $20 scratch-off ticket was expected in stores Tuesday for what’s called the $200 Million Extravaganza game.

There are more than 1.4 million prizes available, with five top prizes of $3 million, ten of $1 million and more than 12,000 prizes between $1,000 and $100,000. The million-dollar prizes will be paid in 20-year installments.

The lottery says the overall odds of winning of 1 in 2.65 are also the best for an instant ticket since first being sold in 2006.

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

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North Carolina Education Lottery players have to pony up more if they want the chance to win a part of the lottery’s largest payout ever for an instant scratch-off game.

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2 NC-based soldiers die in Afghanistan bombing

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Two North Carolina-based soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said Monday that Pfc. Alan H. Newton Jr. of Asheboro and Capt. Benjamin A. Sklaver of Medford, Mass., died Oct. 2 in Murcheh, Afghanistan.

The department says the soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber.

The 26-year-old Newton and 32-year-old Sklaver were assigned to the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Greensboro.

The department says the incident is under investigation.

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

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Two North Carolina-based soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said Monday that Pfc. Alan H. Newton Jr. of Asheboro and Capt. Benjamin A. Sklaver of Medford, Mass., died Oct. 2 in Murcheh, Afghanistan.

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