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Archive for October, 2009

Mayor Saffo claims October 21 Disability Employment Awareness Day

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

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Some local people with disabilities were recognized for their ability to overcome obstacles.

Several disabled workers were acknowledged in a ceremony at Wilmington City Hall Wednesday afternoon. Their employers were also recognized for their role in helping the disabled.

For David Morrison, emceeing the event was a special honor. “I’m proud of all our award winners,” he said.

Mayor Saffo added, “Makes them feel, you know, they’re part of our society and that they are very important to our community. So this is a day that the city sat aside so we could recognize those employers as well as employees that have participated in this program which has become to popular in our community.”

Mayor Saffo deemed October 21st Disability Employment Awareness Day in the city of Wilmington.

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Several disabled workers were acknowledged in a ceremony at Wilmington City Hall Wednesday afternoon. Their employers were also recognized for their role in helping the disabled.

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A community-wide walking program forms in area parks

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

WILMINGTON | Stepping Strong, a community-wide walking program, is being formed in parks around Wilmington.The 10-week program is to encourage physical activity and good nutrition. It is designed for small groups of 10-20 participants and led by a trained volunteer.

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Three-car crash at bridge sends six to hospital

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The crash occurred around 2:40 p.m., at the entrance to the Isabel Holmes Bridge just west of Wilmington.

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Marching band showcase – Smashing Hit

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

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It was great to hear the sound of music fill the autumn air at the 13th annual band showcase. New Hanover High band director Tim McCoy said: ” It’s an excellent opportunity for people to see our bands around the county with the fine bands that we have. We have 4 different kinds of shows, 4 excellent high schools. You’ll see some great stuff tonight.”

Laney band director Bob Pearson said the showcase is just that, a showcase. “It’s not a competition. The students put in a lot of hard work. We start at the beginning of August and go hard for 12 weeks leading up to tonight.” Ashley band director Rob Parker added ” It’s everbody’s big night. It’s Ashley’s big night, Hoggard’s, Laney’s and New Hanover’s big night. It’s all of us getting together to have a fun time.”

The football stands at Hoggard were full on the home side Tuesday night. They were packed with parents and middle school band students who plan to be high school band members next year. Hoggard’s Rod Reed added: “At football games we often perform our shows. This is a night to show the parents without football being around and we can showcase each one of our groups individually on the field.”

Video of the performance will be online shortly.

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Ashley, Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover all performed on the same field Tuesday night. It was the 13th Annual New Hanover County Marching Band Showcase.

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Kure Beach considers governance options after split with administrator

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

With the unanimous agreement Tuesday night to cancel the town administrator contract, the Kure Beach town council must decide what form of government to take.

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