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Archive for October, 2009

Brunswick 4H celebrates 100 years

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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Brunswick County 4H members, volunteers and alumni celebrated the 100th birthday of 4H Monday night. It was not 4H without a cake decorating contest, but that was not the only food oriented event.

“We have our favorite food fair. Basically children prepared different dishes and prepared a place setting. The judges went through asking them the nutritional benefits, how they made it and so forth,” said Brunswick County 4H agent Blair Green.

4H started back in 1909 mainly as an agricultural club to help boys grow corn. Through the years it has changed quite a bit, with the addition of girls, a focus on agriculture, and with more programs geared toward urban youth.

Brunswick 4H also sealed a time capsule that they will re-open in 25 years.

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video4H started in North Carolina 100 years ago. The centennial is being celebrated throughout the Tar Heel State at various times. Monday night it was Brunswick County’s turn, and WWAY’s John Rendleman was there.

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Police looking for two men in credit card theft

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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A man who went for a late night swim at Wrightsville Beach returned to shore to find his cell phone, keys and wallet missing. Now police hope you can help identify the suspects.

Surveillance photos were taken about an hour after last week’s robbery. The victim’s credit cards were used at a Scotchman and a Wal-Mart.

Police hope you can identify the men in the photos, especially the black male in the green and white striped shirt.

If you have any information, call 911.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A man who went for a late night swim at Wrightsville Beach returned to shore to find his cell phone, keys and wallet missing. Now police hope you can help identify the suspects.

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NC activists oppose Duke Energy sale to SC co-ops

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina utility watchdog group wants regulators to reject a deal allowing Duke Energy to sell power to South Carolina electrical coops.

The North Carolina Waste Awareness & Reduction Network filed its objection Monday with the state Utilities Commission. The group said Charlotte-based Duke Energy would sell electricity resulting either from energy efficiency programs or construction of new power plants financed by ratepayers.

Company spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said it needs to modernize power plants and prepare for growing demand.

Duke Energy announced it would supply the electrical cooperatives just days after South Carolina’s state-owned utility dropped plans for a $1.25 billion coal-fired power in August. The coops were served by Santee Cooper.

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

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A North Carolina utility watchdog group wants regulators to reject a deal allowing Duke Energy to sell power to South Carolina electrical coops.

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Inmates find liberty cleaning Battleship North Carolina

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

By Veronica Gonzalez,Veronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

Their 8-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year job not only keeps the ship in order, but helps prisoners stay on the straight and narrow while they serve terms for non-violent crimes.

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Pender residents want more county parks

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

By K.J. WilliamsCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

Some Burgaw residents have recently made requests for basketball courts, which aren’t provided at either of the two county parks: Pender Memorial Park in Burgaw and the Hampstead Kiwanis Park.

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