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Archive for October, 2009

New Hanover County bucks trend of falling home building permits in September

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

By Martin CrutsingerAssociated Press

Applications for home building permits, a key gauge of future construction, fell nationwide in September by the largest amount in five months.

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Kure Beach agrees to split with administrator

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

KURE BEACH | In an item added to the agenda at the last minute, the town voted unanimously Tuesday night to agree to a mutual separation with Town Administrator Michelle James.James presented the board with a letter proposing the separation, which includes three months’ severance pay and health insurance, and that her last day be Nov. 20.

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Boater showers, more restrooms OK’d for Wilmington’s Riverfront Park

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

When it comes to showers for boaters on the downtown riverfront, two weeks didn’t change any minds.Wilmington City Council again voted 5-2 to award a $101,152 contract to Integrity Builders of Wilmington to add showers and restrooms to the existing Tour Information Center at the foot of Market Street.

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Update – Suspect charged in Pender County ax assault

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

A Pender County teenager was rushed to the hospital Monday night after he was allegedly hit in the head with an ax by another 18-year-old.

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Port City Java, Full Belly Project team up to help coffee bean farmers

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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Two local organizations have joined forces for an international project.

Port City Java has teamed up with the Full Belly Project to use their nut sheller to shell coffee beans.

The goal is to use the sheller to produce more coffee for the company, while improving the life for coffee bean farmers in developing nations.

“You’re able to see here in Wilmington two organizations that collaborated to bring a product, to the local people, but it’s huge its international,” said Jeff Rose, Full Belly Executive Director.

Port City Java CEO Steven Schnitzler said, “The opportunity to go beyond Fair Trade, Fair Trade organizations, is to help these farmers out. This goes to a whole other level. It is allows farmers to get this simple technology, use them, and for us to buy directly from them.”

Using the nut sheller, farmers can shell 125 pounds of coffee beans an hour, by removing the sun dried pulp that seals the coffee bean into it’s hard casing.

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Two local organizations have joined forces for an international project.

Port City Java has teamed up with the Full Belly Project to use their nut sheller to shell coffee beans.

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