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Archive for January, 2010

State regulations offer insight on ABC relationships with liquor reps

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Liquor distiller representatives were hesitant to talk to the StarNews about their business, many outright refusing an interview, because of the recent revelations of high costs of dinners and gifts made to some state board members and administrators.

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Area boat ramp projects in full swing

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Local mariners are going to have more and better public boat ramp facilities this spring.But it still probably won’t be enough to soak up the demand for ramp and dock space in the region, where public ramp space during the summer can go faster than a parking spot at Wrightsville Beach.

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Representative for ABC boards says ‘system works well for North Carolina’

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

The state’s local liquor boards are willing to tighten rules and regulations to make sure scandals over sky-high paychecks and lavish meals never happen again.

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Student Basketball Poets delve into Wilmington 10 case

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

Like poetry, basketball playing has a rhythm, and they inspire each other, said Basketball Poets founder and teacher Marty Mentzer.

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End of LORAN program could leave 210-acre tract near Carolina Beach up for grabs

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

According to county tax records, the property has an assessed value of just over $2 million. Roughly $600,000 of that represents an assortment of office and storage buildings on the site.

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