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Archive for November, 2009

Canines, chowda, good times at Fat Tony’sPub

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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Canines and chowder were a dynamic duo this weekend. Fat Tony’s Italian Pub and Carolina Canines for service teamed up for the Seventh Annual Chowda Fest Saturday.

Each participant got to choose from four different types of chowder: New England, Manhattan, Roasted Poblano Chicken Corn Chowder or Local Down East.

“Chowder and canines, uhhh not really related, but on a cool day, warm chowder, friendly dogs, hey it’s a great combination, food, people, dogs, fantastic music,” said Pat Hairston of Carolina Canines for Service.

Proceeds support Carolina Canines, a non-profit corporation that trains dogs for people with physical disabilities.

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Canines and chowder were a dynamic duo this weekend. Fat Tony’s Italian Pub and Carolina Canines for service teamed up for the Seventh Annual Chowda Fest Saturday.

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With help from Edwin McCain, NHRMC will get mobile pediatric ICU

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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New Hanover Regional is getting a much needed mobile pediatric intensive care unit, thanks in part to singer-songwriter Edwin McCain.

Saturday night, McCain, along with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, performed in front of a sold out crowd at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium.

Rudi Schlegel, from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, was the guest conductor.

The concert, along with a grant from the Eshelman Foundation, raised enough money for the hospital to buy the mobile pediatric ICU.

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New Hanover Regional is getting a much needed mobile pediatric intensive care unit, thanks in part to singer-songwriter Edwin McCain.

Saturday night, McCain, along with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra…

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1 dead, 1 injured in western North Carolina fire

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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SYLVA, N.C. — One person died and another was injured in a fire at a retirement community in western North Carolina.

The Asheville Citizen Times reported Sunday that rescue workers received a report at 2:08 a.m. of a fire at Jackson Village, a retirement community in Sylva.

Sylva police chief Jeff Jamison said a breezeway connecting apartments caught fire, destroying the four apartments it connected. Officials say 76-year-old Forrest Lee Aikens lived in one of those apartments and died at the scene.

Another resident was injured after jumping from the second story to escape the flames. Jamison wasn’t sure of the nature of the resident’s injuries, but said they were not life-threatening. The resident was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment.

Jamison said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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

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One person died and another was injured in a fire at a retirement community in western North Carolina.

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NC McDonald’s customers sickened by pepper spray

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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KNIGHTDALE, N.C. — A pepper spray prank at a McDonald’s restaurant in North Carolina sent six people to the hospital while 25 others were treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that customers and employees at the restaurant in Knightdale were evacuated Sunday morning and treated for symptoms like burning noses and eyes.

The hazardous materials team from the Raleigh Fire Department responded to the call.

A McDonald’s employee said Monday the problem was caused when someone put pepper spray on a hand dryer in the men’s restroom. After turning the dryer on, the pepper spray spread throughout the restaurant.

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

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A pepper spray prank at a McDonald’s restaurant in North Carolina sent six people to the hospital while 25 others were treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene.

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NC starts Web site to guide smoke-free transition

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina has launched a Web site to help the state’s bars, restaurants and hotels to kick the smoking habit for good.

Beginning Jan. 2, state law requires places that serve food and drink to go smoke-free. To help in the transition, business owners and customers can go to www.SmokeFree.NC.gov to get information on the new law.

The site was launched by the N.C. Division of Public Health in collaboration with the N.C. Association of Local Health Directors.

It also describes the health hazards of secondhand smoke and provides resources to help those smokers who may want to quit. There are downloadable fact sheets, no-smoking signs and other
tools to help make the move to smoke-free air.

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

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North Carolina has launched a Web site to help the state’s bars, restaurants and hotels to kick the smoking habit for good.

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