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Archive for October, 2009

For record crowd, 29th Oyster Festival is feast and a homecoming

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

By David Reynoldsdave.reynolds@starnewsonline.com

The 29th N.C. Oyster Festival had one of the largest turnouts in the event’s history, and brought people from around the country, said Cathy Altman, the president and CEO of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, which organized the event.

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Suburban growth brings new people, politics to N.C.

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

GARY D. ROBERTSONAssociated Press

When Republican state Rep. Jeff Barnhart began serving as a Cabarrus County commissioner almost 20 years ago, there were fewer people like himself, then a recent upstate New York transplant, living on the edges of Charlotte.

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Brunswick County helicopter costs raise concerns

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

Show us the numbers. That’s the message the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners is sending to Sheriff John Ingram about his new helicopter program.

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Easley’s golf club pumped water during drought

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Associated Press

Even as then-Gov. Mike Easley was calling the 2002 drought a major disaster, documents show the exclusive private golf club where he belonged pumped 6 million gallons of water meant for Jordan Lake to keep its greens alive.

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Crossroads – Tolls on table for Skyway project

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

By Patrick Gannonpatrick.gannon@starnewsonline.com

If you stay in a hotel in Wilmington, part of your room tax helps pay for the Wilmington Convention Center, which is under construction downtown.

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