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Retail Details: Something old, something new

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Shoe Shak’s back. The longtime Hanover Center shopping destination, which closed in June after decades of operation, has reopened under new ownership and has undergone a makeover.

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Landfall residents celebrate new labyrinth with ceremony

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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Landfall residents now have a new place to enjoy some peace. The Wilmington community hosted a dedication ceremony celebrating a new labyrinth in their garden.

A local artist hand crafted a bronze heron sculpture to stand in the center of the path. The garden sits behind the Kenan Chapel and is often the location for weddings, religious services, and music programs.

Chapel President Al Newsom said, “The main thing it’ll bring is just a place in this nice wooded area for people to enjoy nature. It’s also a place where you can walk the labyrinth and meditate, and think of things in the past, and think of things in the future.”

The labyrinth was paid for by Landfall residents. It is only open to its residents and guests.

This is one of three labyrinths in Wilmington. The others are at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center and at the Episcopal Church on Oriole Drive.

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Landfall residents now have a new place to enjoy some peace. The Wilmington community hosted a dedication ceremony celebrating a new labyrinth in their garden.

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One-stop voting kicks off on Thursday

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

If you don’t like who is in town hall or the direction your community is headed, the time to exercise your democratic right has started.One-stop voting, also known as early or ‘no excuse’ voting, kicked off on Thursday.

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Water to be shut off to Cape Fear utility’s most delinquent customers

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

Next week, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority officials will begin shutting off water for about 3,000 “extremely delinquent” customers – those with bills at least 90 days overdue and owing more than $350.

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NC Gov Perdue begins trade mission to Japan, China

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Gov. Beverly Perdue’s first overseas trade mission will focus on building ties with North Carolina’s second- and fourth-largest trading partners – China and Japan.

The 12-day trip begins Thursday. Perdue will arrive Friday in Tokyo in advance of a meeting that promotes commerce among eight Southeastern states and Japan.

She’ll travel next week to Beijing and later Shanghai, visiting businesses and meeting trade and government officials. There will be school visits in between.

The state will pay about $77,000 for Perdue, Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, four of their staff members and security. Corporations and economic development booster groups will pay
$95,000 for business-related events.

Perdue’s husband, Bob Eaves, also will travel but won’t go on the state’s dime.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Gov. Beverly Perdue’s first overseas trade mission will focus on building ties with North Carolina’s second- and fourth-largest trading partners – China and Japan.

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