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Who says kids can’t vote? Now they can!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

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The Cape Fear Volunteer Center has opened their annual Online Poll for Kids in New Hanover County.

Kindergarten through twelfth graders can vote for mayor and three city council members, and voice their opinion about texting while driving.

To vote, go to www.capefearvolunteercenter.org and follow the link to Online Voting.

“We want to make kids voting as accessible as possible to all the kids in the county so we’re doing online voting which is now open,” said Annie Anthony of the Cape Fear Volunteer Center.

If kids want to wait until Election Day and go vote with their parents, the polling location at the Northeast Branch Library will be open for kids voting on November 3rd.

The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is looking for parents and kids to volunteer to work a three-hour shift at the kids voting booth at the library.

Go to www.capefearvolunteer.org for details.

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The Cape Fear Volunteer Center has opened their annual Online Poll for Kids in New Hanover County.

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Wilmington family makes cut in road trip contest

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

The James family is politicking, but they’re not running for public office.The young Wilmington family – Brian, Wendy, 4-year-old Benjamin and 3-year-old Noah – are gathering online votes to win “Parenting Magazine’s” 2010 Family Road Trip.

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Location for proposed Brunswick County veterans clinic yet to be finalized

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

The VA has announced it will open a veterans clinic in Brunswick County, but it won’t be final until details and a location are worked out, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntrye said in an e-mailed statement.

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MyReporter.com answers question about Winter Park’s origins

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

This venerable Wilmington neighborhood grew up along the “beach car” (trolley) line from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach and was largely developed, at least at first, by Hugh MacRae.

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Meet the candidates at Burgaw forum

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

At a Burgaw candidates’ forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, residents can submit written questions to Mayor Kenneth “Pete” Cowan and his challenger, planning board member Elaine Tyson.

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