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Archive for November, 2009

Cape Fear Center for Inquiry to finally get own school buildings

Friday, November 20th, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

After 10 years teaching in a converted warehouse and saving their pennies, the charter school purchased five acres of undeveloped land by Shipyard Boulevard Tuesday.

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Local media outlets help knock down hunger

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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Members of the media helped raise money to feed the homeless Thursday night. Thunder Alley in Leland was the site for the first ever Media for Meals Crazy Bowling Tournament.

Area media outlets all were doing their best to knock down pins while helping the fight against hunger. Thunder Alley GM Kevin Groves said, “This is all about trying to reach 57,000 people who are in need of meals all the time that we don’t know about.”

The event raised $1,200, all going to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

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Members of the media helped raise money to feed the homeless Thursday night. Thunder Alley in Leland was the site for the first ever Media for Meals Crazy Bowling Tournament.

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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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