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Archive for November, 2009

Moores Creek Battlefield marriages to cost more

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Moores Creek National Battlefield announced Tuesday that it will raise permit fees in 2010 for wedding parties, family reunions and other large private groups to use its facilities.

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New Hanover school board seeks disrict map alternatives

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

A new map has been requested for the New Hanover County Board of Education’s middle school redistricting work session scheduled for later this month.

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Voters pick new mayor, new aldermen in Wrightsville Beach

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

By Patricia E. MatsonStarNews Correspondent

A tide of change swept through Wrightsville Beach on Tuesday as voters elected a new mayor and two new members of the Board of Aldermen.

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Lambeth claims Carolina Beach mayor as Pleasure Island voters select new faces

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

By Amanda Hutcheson and Gareth McGrathCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Elections on Pleasure Island on Tuesday produced plenty of change as voters elected a new mayor and two new councilmen in Kure Beach and two new councilmen in Carolina Beach.In Kure Beach, Dean Lambeth narrowly defeated Jim Vatrt for mayor.

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Saffo holds Wilmington mayor’s office, Council gets two new faces

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo won reelection easily Tuesday with a 22-percentage point win over challenger Paul Knight. Saffo will have two new members of City Council around him when the new term starts in January. Charlie Rivenbark, who served on Council back in the 1990s, garnered the most votes in the 11-candidate field. Inbumbent Earl Sheridan was second, and newcomer Kevin O’Grady finished, beating out incumbent Margaret Haynes by 88 votes. The other incumbent in the race Jim Quinn finished seventh.

Haynes and Quinn were far from the only incumbents to lose Tuesday. Oak Island Mayor Johnie Vereen lost to challenger Betty Wallace. Just across the Intracoastal Waterway, Southport Mayor Sandy Spencer lost to Robert Howard by nearly 30 percentage points. And David Cignotti is the new mayor in Wrightsville Beach after beating out office holder Stephen Whalen.

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It was a tough night for incumbent mayors in Oak Island, Southport and Wrightsville Beach. Meanwhile, Bill Saffo held on to the mayor’s office in Wilmington.

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