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Archive for November, 2009

Money concerns put the brakes on Navassa community center

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

By Ken LittleCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Navassa | The future of a community center in Navassa ran into a roadblock Thursday night when a resolution to accept $400,000 in federal stimulus money was tabled by town council until a more detailed accounting of the town’s financial obligations is provided.

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Wrightsville Beach room tax revenue posts sharp drop

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Wrightsville Beach | The room occupancy tax figure for Wrightsville Beach fell 3.29 percent in September, compared with the same month last year, according to Paige Somervell, of the Cape Fear Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau. For the first three months of the fiscal year that began in July, it has dropped 7.41 percent from the previous…

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Leland council tables resolution supporting Skyway

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@starnewsonline.com

The Leland Town Council voted unanimously Thursday to table a resolution supporting the Cape Fear Skyway.Mayor Walter Futch, who has publicly opposed the Skyway, said he’d like the Turnpike Authority and the N.C. Department of Transportation to give a presentation before the resolution is approved.

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Call the turkey experts

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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Thanksgiving is one week from today, and if you are worried about cooking your turkey, the Butterball Turkey Talk-line is ready to help.

The turkey experts have fielded more than three-million phone calls over the years. One of the most popular questions is how to thaw a turkey; a process that can take several days. That is why today is National Thaw Day.

“We want to make sure that they keep the turkey cold at all times, so either thaw in the refrigerator or in a sink of cold water. Then once it’s thawed, put it back in the refrigerator if you used the cold water method. But that’s a real popular question. It’s really important to make sure it’s thawed, because then it’ll cook properly,” said Marty Vanness from the Butterball Turkey Talk-line.

If you are looking to save money on your holiday feast, the experts suggest sharing the meal with other people and have everyone bring a different dish to spread out the cost.

If you have turkey questions, call the Turkey Talk-line at 800-Butterball.

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Thanksgiving is one week from today, and if you are worried about cooking your turkey, the Butterball Turkey Talk-line is ready to help.

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“Collect a Million Minds” initiative looks to help students with science, technology and math

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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Groups of middle school students got a dose of science up close Thursday afternoon in Wilmington. It was part of Time Warner Cable’s “Connect a Million Minds” initiative, an effort to connect students with learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.

Thursday on the riverfront, students learned about gyroscopes; devices used in lots of machinery.

“They’ll also be riding Segways, learning about the science behind them. And then they’ll also be using remotely operated vehicles with MarineQuest from UNCW and learning about the gyroscopes and how that works. And then they’ll finish over at the battleship talking about gyroscopes over on the battleship and how they use gyroscopes there,” said Andi Curtis from Time Warner Cable.

A recent North Carolina study found only one in three students met standards in math, with only one in five meeting standards in science.

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Groups of middle school students got a dose of science up close Thursday afternoon in Wilmington. It was part of Time Warner Cable’s “Connect a Million Minds” initiative, an effort to…

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