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Archive for November, 2009

Life Stories – Carpenter traveled U.S. in Airstream after retiring

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

By Lori Kennedy-StewartStarNews Correspondent

Marion Coston may have been bald most of his life, but the nickname “Curly” stuck with him.“Because of his blonde curly hair in early days,” said son Bill Coston, Jr.Marion William Coston Sr. died Oct. 22 from a mass on his lungs at the age of 86.

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New monument honors local military veterans

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

The local chapter of Rolling Thunder, a national organization dedicated to bringing awareness to issues about service members who are or were prisoners of war or are missing in action, dedicated a veterans memorial that was eight years in the making.

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Here Now – A lifetime of sacrifices bolster military

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

When Rachel Brown serves as a panelist on the YWCA’s Strong Women and the Military discussion, she’ll have a message to deliver.

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Editor’s Note – Journalists learn by doing, then and now

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

By Robyn Tomlinrobyn.tomlin@starnewsonline.com

An e-mail arrived a week or so ago from a UNCW freshman named Kaitlin Willow.She asked if I could assist her with an assignment for her freshman seminar, a class designed to help first-year college students acclimate to college life and learn more about themselves and their career aspirations.

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Book review – Biography looks at a homegrown N.C. reformer

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

The 1920s saw H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis – and Nell Battle Lewis, North Carolina’s homegrown naughty liberal.

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