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Archive for November, 2009

Many new attorneys having tough time in this economy

Friday, November 13th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

When Kristen Formanek graduated from the University of Iowa’s College of Law in May, she wondered if she would find a job in her field.With looming law school loans, the 25-year-old Cedar Falls, Iowa native not only found a job briefly with a private attorney in Wilmington, but she recently landed the job of her dreams.

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Readers remember Hannah Block

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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Lynne and I had the pleasure of living beside Hannah Block for 23 years. We enjoyed the warmth of her friendship, the sound of her laugh, the wisdom contained in her sage advice, and her wonderful sense of humor about the most unexpected things. When we began renovating our house, she was a wealth of knowledge about renovations, and kept us from…

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Titan wins round over disputed air permit

Friday, November 13th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

New Hanover County and the state have shown Titan America the money, but haven’t yet handed it over.And that makes all the difference in deciding when the plant should gets its permits, according to a ruling by the N.C. Department of Administration.

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Hannah Block dies at 96

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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Hannah Block was trailblazer. In 1961, she became wWlmington’s first female city council member. She helped organizer the first Azalea Festival. She produced the first Miss North Carolina pageant. In the 40’s she was the head lifeguard at Carolina Beach, the first female head lifeguard in the state.

It was in the 40’s that Hannah Block left a permanent mark – the restored Hannah Block USO Building, which is now a performing arts center. This is where Miss Hannah entertained the soldier boys, as she called them.

Hannah Block, age 96 – a life well-lived indeed.

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Our city has lost a treasure. Ms. Hannah Block died quietly at home at the age of 96. Talk about a full life.

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$10,000 reward offered in Hampstead murder

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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A $10,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the murder of Hampstead resident Beverly Moore.

Moore was found dead in her home in late September. Friday morning, the governor’s office signed off on a $5,000 reward, and the Moore family has agreed to match it.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office released sketches of two people of interest Thursday. Detectives said they have gotten some good information from the composites of the two men seen in the area of Moore’s home around her time of death.

If you have information, call the Pender County Sheriff’s Office at 259-1438.

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A $10,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the murder of Hampstead resident Beverly Moore.

Moore was found dead in her home in late September.

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