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Archive for November, 2009

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas – sort of. Though the weather doesn’t quite feel like Christmas, Christmas trees are already for sale on Market Street near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Sunnyside Trees sells trees from five feet to fourteen feet tall. They start around 25 dollars. The trees, called Fraser firs, were grown in Jefferson, North Carolina. Sunnyside trees owner Larry Elliott reveals his secret to growing plump and healthy Christmas trees.

“I’ve been growing trees for about 30 years, and you have to pray with them, and sing to them, talk to them, and sometimes get a little aggravated with them, but anyway, we plant the trees, and we get a lot of credit for growing them,” said Elliott.

This is Sunnyside’s first time selling trees in Wilmington. The guys are camping out for the next month until they’re all gone. They have all the supplies to get you home with a good tree.

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It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas – sort of. Though the weather doesn’t quite feel like Christmas, Christmas trees are already for sale on Market Street near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

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Road block for Skyway Bridge

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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The proposed Skyway Bridge to connect southern Brunswick and New Hanover County has met a potential road block.

Last month, the Department of Transportation held a meeting to discuss options for the bridge. Thursday, Leland Town Council voted unanimously to delay support of the Cape Fear Skyway.

Mayor Walter Futch said he needs more information before approving any of the plans. “I need to hear what Plan B is. If they can’t build the Skyway how are they going to handle the traffic? And if that proposal is to handle the traffic some different way, what would that cost? How efficient would that be? Would it really handle it?”

Leland residents are worried one of the plans for the Skyway could divide neighborhoods and prevent home construction.

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The proposed Skyway Bridge to connect southern Brunswick and New Hanover County has met a potential road block.

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Hannah Montana star’s tour bus crashes, killing 1

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police say one person was killed when a tour bus belonging to Miley Cyrus overturned, but the 16-year-old “Hannah Montana” star was not on board.

Sgt. Thomas Molnar says the bus overturned around 8:15 a.m. Friday on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie, about 40 miles south of Richmond.

One of the other nine passengers had minor injuries. Police would not identify those aboard.

According to Miley Cyrus’ Web site, the pop singer is scheduled to perform Sunday in Greensboro, N.C.

Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus, who also appears on the family friendly sitcom “Hannah Montana.”

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

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The bus was heaing to Greensboro. Sixteen-year-old “Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus was not on board.

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Leland Park and Rec brings together community, wins award

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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Leland Parks and Recreation has been recognized by the state for innovative programming.

The award is given out each year to the parks and recreation department which provides a program that brings together the community. Leland’s award winning program was titled “The Leland We Don’t Know”.

Parks and recreation manager Niel Brooks said, “We took folks from the older part of town, long time residents, and then folks from the newer parts of town – a lot of the folks from the newer developments that we have along 17 and other places in town and got those folks together on some bus tours around town. That way they could learn about different parts of the community that they might not be so familiar with.”

The program was so popular the parks and recreation department has a waiting list and will add more bus tour to meet the demand.

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Leland Parks and Recreation has been recognized by the state for innovative programming.

The award is given out each year to the parks and recreation department which provides a program that brings together the community.

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CFPUA cuts ribbon on new water filtration plant

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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If you receive water services from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, you may have noticed your water has gotten a little softer.

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority cut the ribbon Friday on their new nano-filtration plant. The plant was designed to soften the water for the customers.

“Nano is also referred to as the softening membrane. One of the primary purposes is to soften the water to take the hardness out, the calcium content, and to make it softer so you don’t have the spotting and the film that gets on the car, the windshield, glass and things of that nature. Makes the water easier to use and not have to be soften at the home,” said drinking water superintendent Mike Richardson.

The plant is only providing service to the north side of the county right now. Eventually, they plan to interconnect the surface and ground water system to transfer water back and fourth to service everyone.

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If you receive water services from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, you may have noticed your water has gotten a little softer.

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority cut the ribbon Friday on their new…

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