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Archive for November, 2009

Beach 2 Battleship Triathlon expected to take toll on Wilmington traffic

Friday, November 6th, 2009

By Chris Mazzolini,Chris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

About 1,500 athletes will descend on the area Saturday to complete in the Beach 2 Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon.

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Fight against lionfish could land it on menu

Friday, November 6th, 2009

N.C. COASTFight against lionfish could land it on menuOn the Web: For an animated map of lionfish sightings, go to http://nas.er.usgs.gov/taxgroup/fish/Lionfishanimation.gifBy Gareth McGrath,gareth.mcgrath@StarNewsOnline.comIf you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em.

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Judge lowers bond for Leland man facing child sex abuse charges

Friday, November 6th, 2009

By Shelby Sebens, Shelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

District Court Judge Jerry Jolly on Friday reduced James T. Johnson’s bond from $250,000 to $100,000, over objections from Assistant District Attorney Meredith Everhart. She argued that if he gets out of jail, pressure on the victim to recant her story would increase.

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Bringing life to your garden with some cold weather plants

Friday, November 6th, 2009

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Here comes winter, and Mother Nature is starting to weed out summer’s blossoms. But there are ways to hold onto color in your garden as the frost settles in.

“What we do is we stage our bloom through the season to extend the season the best we can and give the best color to our visitors,” said Airlie Gardens director Jim McDaniels.

One of the best ways to start adding color in the cool is with a fall favorite – mums. But not all mums are created equal.

“When you’re going out to select your mums, there are early, mid, and late season mums. Make sure you ask your garden retailer about that. Hopefully they’ll have a label that will describe its season,” suggested McDaniels.

Although mums are hearty, even they succumb to the cold. “You put about two or three frosts on the blossoms, they’ll give out eventually,” McDaniels said.

But some plants actually thrive during the cool season. Pansies and snapdragons can add color to any backyard.

“If you put pansies with your kale, cabbages and your snaps in the garden, you’ve got a really nice winter display,” added McDaniels.

If you are trying to squeeze out another harvest from your vegetable gardens, you can cover them with a tarp or blanket.

“Water it first,” McDaniels suggested. “What that does is it creates a small microclimate, that humidity from the evaporation will raise the temperature enough that it won’t get frost. You can extend life a few more weeks, but I don’t think you should expect to have tomatoes in December and January though.”

If you are trying to beat the frost you may want to take cover Friday night. A frost advisory is in effect in Pender and Bladen counties this evening.

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videoThere is a chill in the air. As our mornings get colder, it is survival of the fittest in the plant world. But there are some cold weather plants that can brighten up your garden.

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Hoggard student slashes muscular dystrophy, starts wheelchair hockey clinic

Friday, November 6th, 2009

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Saturday at Hoggard High School a young man hopes to realize a dream with the help of his classmates.

Freshman Justin Verzaal is not about to let muscular dystrophy hold him back. He wants to start a power wheelchair hockey team here in eastern North Carolina.

With the help of Hoggard’s student leadership class, the school will hold a start-up clinic Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the Hoggard gym. Justin said wheelchair hockey is fun. “Over the summer I went to a power hockey tournament at the RBC Center in Raleigh. It was crazy,” he said.

The clinic is open to everyone, but they especially want you to come if you are in a power wheelchair.

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Saturday at Hoggard High School a young man hopes to realize a dream with the help of his classmates.

Freshman Justin Verzaal is not about to let muscular dystrophy hold him back.

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