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Red Cross icon dies at age 87

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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A woman at the heart of the local American Red Cross has died. Alice Snead passed away Thursday at the age of 87.

Snead’s service to the Red Cross started in 1942, when she was a member of the Nurse’s Aid Corps in Richmond, Virginia.

She moved to Wilmington in the 1950’s. Since then, she has served as both a Cape Fear chapter employee and volunteer.

Alice’s history with the Red Cross was featured in the recent Cape Fear Museum exhibit, recounting the Cape Fear chapter’s 100 years of service.

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A woman at the heart of the local American Red Cross has died. Alice Snead passed away Thursday at the age of 87.

Snead’s service to the Red Cross started in 1942, when she was…

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Navy to fund Lejeune water contamination studies

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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WILMINGTON — The Navy will pay for the re-analysis a 10-year-old government study on whether contaminated water harmed babies at Camp Lejeune.

The outcome of the study could affect claims by former residents of the Marine Corps base seeking damages over health problems they blame on exposure to contaminated water.

A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows the Navy will spend almost $2 million for another look at a 1998 study that investigated cancer and birth defects in babies born to women who were pregnant at Camp Lejeune before contaminated wells were shut down. The service is also funding a water model study that will show the extent of the contamination.

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

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The Navy will pay for the re-analysis a 10-year-old government study on whether contaminated water harmed babies at Camp Lejeune.

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ABC officials print ‘facts’ on store bags

Friday, December 4th, 2009

By Chris Mazzolini,Chris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

If you buy a bottle of hard stuff at one of New Hanover’s 7 stores, you could receive a bag with “The Facts” printed on the outside, followed by information on how much tax revenue and profits the ABC board contributes to state and local governments.

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Topsail Beach cancels Christmas parade

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Topsail Beach has canceled its Christmas parade set for Saturday morning.Town officials said the high chance of rain prompted the announcement, which was made Friday afternoon.

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Decorations showcased for Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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It may take you a couple of days to decorate your home for the holidays. Imagine it taking a week. That is what has been going on inside the Latimer House in downtown Wilmington.

Volunteers have spent the past several days filling the historic home with lots of pine, poinsettias and holly.

You can catch a glimpse of the Victorian elegance for yourself. The home is being decorated for this weekend’s Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour.

“There are 16 sites on it this year so you can go all over Wilmington,” said Candace McGreevy of the Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear. “The fun part of it is you get to go in private homes that ordinarily, you’re not going to be allowed to be invited in there so you’re going to be able to go in there and gawk at other peoples decorations, too.”

The Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour is the Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

You can buy tickets at the Latimer House. The tour is this Saturday and Sunday.

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It may take you a couple of days to decorate your home for the holidays. Imagine it taking a week. That is what has been going on inside the Latimer House in downtown Wilmington.

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