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Archive for October, 2009

Boys and girls learn the tricks behind safety

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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Kids in costumes got a special treat today: a safety lesson. The North Carolina Division of Public Health brought the Blood Alcohol Testing bus, more popularly known as the BAT mobile, to the Community Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington.

Batman himself stopped in and got the kids all riled up.

Kids learned the importance of buckling up by testing out the Seatbelt Convincer Machine. They also toured the BAT mobile to learn about drinking and driving.

“What we’re hoping to get across to them is drinking and driving kills and there are consequences for every action they take,” said Ken Rhodes of the North Carolina Forensic Tests for Alcohol. “We talked to them about getting in vehicles with people who have been drinking or getting behind the wheel while they’ve been drinking and driving and the consequences of it.”

The BAT mobile will be out and about at a DUI check point Friday night to test drivers’ blood alcohol content.

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Kids in costumes got a special treat today: a safety lesson. The North Carolina Division of Public Health brought the Blood Alcohol Testing bus, more popularly known as the BAT mobile, to the Community Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington.

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It’s takeoff for the Cape Fear Fair and Expo

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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The airport is officially the “fair port”. The Cape Fear Fair and Expo is officially open for business. Fun-lovers from all across the area are flocking to the fair grounds at the Wilmington International Airport.

Fair food is always a favorite, but of course there are the dare devil rides, and the kiddie cars. There is something for everyone.

“Well we wanted to come out, spend some time with our little girl, show her all the rides and have some good time with the family,” said Leland’s Abbie Bullard.

This year, you may see more hand washing stations to prevent the spread of swine flu.

The fair runs through November 7th.

A portion of the proceeds go to several charities and other causes in the area.

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The airport is officially the “fair port”. The Cape Fear Fair and Expo is officially open for business. Fun-lovers from all across the area are flocking to the fair grounds…

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Pender boat ramp revived as state panel approves $2.8 million for waterway access

Friday, October 30th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Pender County officials are hoping this attempt to get a public boat ramp built in the Hampstead area doesn’t hit rough waters like the previous one.

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Growers trot out top crops for fair contests

Friday, October 30th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

Beyond the midway and stomach-churning rides, the fair also is a time for contests, from fruits and vegetables to arts and crafts.

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Saffo pays taxes on business that had been delinquent

Friday, October 30th, 2009

By Patrick Gannon, Patrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

According to N.C. Secretary of State records available online, Hanover Realty Inc., of Wilmington, was suspended by the Department of Revenue in October 2007.

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