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Archive for October, 2009

Man hospitalized after afternoon shooting in Wilmington

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

A man was taken to the hospital after a shooting Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

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Dining review – New Bistro comfortably fills shoes of site’s earlier tenant

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

By Liz BiroStarNews Correspondent

A neighborhood restaurant’s demise is akin to losing a good friend. Tears fall, memories are packed away and an empty feeling settles in the gut.

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Water main breaks in the 1300 block of Country Club Road

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Utility crews are responding to a water main break in the 1300 block of Country Club Road between Park Avenue and Mimosa Place, according to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.Country Club will be reduced to one lane of traffic as repairs are made, and customers will be without service for a brief time, the release said.

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Wrightsville Beach Peeping Tom faces more charges

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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The man accused of spying on college girls in Wrightsville Beach will face more secret peeping charges.

Johnny Wayne Alford was served with 20 more charges. Police have identified 17 more alleged victims, one of whom is male. Detectives said some came to them, others were identified through video Alford had.

Another $500,000 was added to Alford’s million dollar bond.

Police said the video shows there are still more victims out there.

If you are a college-aged female, who lives in Wrightsville Beach, and think you may be a victim, call detectives at 256-7911.

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The man accused of spying on college girls in Wrightsville Beach will face more secret peeping charges.

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New guidelines look to bring school lunches up to date

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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Ninety-nine percent of public schools design their meal plans based on the National School Lunch Program and 83 percent of all schools in the U.S. use it.

Considering the nutritional standards guiding this program have not been updated since 1995, the Institute of Medicine decided to create new guidelines that would bring school meals up to date and incorporate new advancements in our understanding of proper nutrition for kids.

In the institute’s report, researchers call for more fruit at breakfast, including whole fruit and less juice, more whole grain-rich foods, and a greater amount and variety of vegetables at school-provided breakfast and lunch.

The report also says that certain things should be removed from the lunch program altogether, such as whole milk and foods containing trans fat. Instead, the report suggests offering only skim or 1% milk to kids and using limited amounts of unsaturated oils in cooking.

Overall, the report emphasizes the need for fresh fruit and vegetables, fewer refined carbohydrates, and less fat, and offers suggestions for how to put these changes into place so that schools can offer both nutritious and delicious options for students.

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The vast majority of private and public schools use the National School Lunch Program to plan student meals, but the standards have not been updated since 1995.

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