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Archive for December, 2009

What’s Happening: December 31

Thursday, December 31st, 2009


Start the New Year with a splash. Friday, it’s the eight annual Dolphin Dip extravaganza. Meet at the Roland Avenue beach access in Surf City at 11 a.m. That’s when all the entertainment begins. The actual dip is at noon. Proceeds benefit Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

If you prefer to stay indoors, but want to get out of the house on New Years day, take a trip to the Cameron Art Museum. You can check out the “toying with art” exhibition featuring toys designed and created by artists. Hours Friday are from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission starts at $3 for children.

Saturday night, the rusty nail invites you to get into the spirit of the “blue” year with the first Cape Fear Blues Jam of 2010. It starts at 8 p.m. If you’re a musician, bring your instrument and the Cape Fear Blues Society will provide additional equipment. Admission is free.

Want to laugh your way into the New Year? Saturday night, it’s the 2010 New Year’s comedy show at American Legion post 10. It begins at 9 p.m. and ends at midnight. You can bring in your own adult beverages. Tickets at the door are $20.

If you live in New Hanover County, you can tour the Cape Fear Museum without spending a dime. New Hanover County residents are admitted free to the museum the first Sunday of every month. Museum hours are 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

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Looking for something to do to start the New Year? Marcy Cuevas tells us What’s Happening.

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Pelicans with broken wings turning up on local beaches

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

Ten pelicans in the past ten days have washed up on area beaches with broken wings, according to Mary Ellen Rogers with the Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter in Oak Island.

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New Hanover liquor board fracas heats up

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

With a potentially volatile public hearing looming, two county commissioners said the New Hanover ABC Board’s attorney has threatened legal action. But the attorney denies it.

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More bones found at River Road site, believed to be part of Wednesday’s discovery

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington | The skeletal remains found Wednesday afternoon were in a secluded River Road area known for being a spot to dump anything from junk to stolen items and even other bodies.

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Man charged with filing false report of robbery at Walmart

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

An armed robbery, reported to have occurred in the Walmart parking lot Thursday morning, turned out to have never occurred, police say.

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