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Archive for January, 2010

Soles’ personal life becomes public

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

For years, residents say, state Sen. R.C. Soles’ questionable relationships with young men in Tabor City were an open secret in the small Columbus County town. That changed in August when his private life became public to all.

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Take our local history quiz before visiting Fort Fisher

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington was spared for much of the Civil War.Locals enjoyed stories of flamboyant captains who would evade federal gunships in spite of how the war was going elsewhere. Blockade runners filled with valuable war materiel and civilian luxuries would pull into port bringing, for an instant, a boost in morale.

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N. College convenience store robbed early Saturday

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

New Hanover County detectives are searching for a man who robbed a North College Road convenience store just before 5 a.m. Saturday.

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Here Now – Garage could be arts center by 2011

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

It will be a dream come true for the Dreams Center for Arts Education: having a building of its own.And it’s almost there. Dreams has raised most of the money it needs to begin renovating an old city garage on the Northside.

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Life Stories – Retail store owner Farrior born into business

Friday, January 8th, 2010

By Lori Kennedy-StewartCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Edward Farrior was born July 29, 1914, in his late parents’ apartment over his father’s former Burgaw dry goods store.Edward Milton Farrior died Dec. 12 at the age of 95.

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