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Archive for February, 2010

Work on ABC stores earned Cowper job at Williams’ home

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

By Veronica Gonzalez and Chris MazzoliniVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

Lee F. Cowper Inc., the same company that built five New Hanover ABC stores since 2001, impressed Billy Williams so much he hired the company to work on his house.In 2006, Cowper built a sun room and a detached, two-story garage with a back wooden deck to match his modest, brick home in the Echo East neighborhood.

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Area woman pens ‘On the Other Side’ about life in Nazi Germany

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Today, Marianne Smith is a busy retiree in Oak Island, volunteering with Meals on Wheels and the Brunswick County Senior Resource Network. She’s involved in several Bible study groups and serves as a lector and Eucharistic minister with Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Southport.

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N.C. school secretary charged with embezzlement

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina secretary has been charged with taking more than $2,000 from Pitt County Schools.

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Book Marks – ‘Greasy Rider’ back on agenda

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Greg Melville traveled from Vermont to Berkeley, Calif., in a 1985 Mercedes 300 TD station wagon, a diesel car modified to run on grease – specifically, the leftover grease from french-fry vats. He wrote a book about the experience, “Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fast Food Fueled Car, and a Cross-Country Search for a Greener…

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“One Tree Hill” stars sign autographs to support local police memorial

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

“One Tree Hill” characters are always getting into trouble with the law.Bar fights, kidnappings and even murders have been committed during the show’s seven seasons.But this weekend seven cast members of the made-in-Wilmington CW drama put a little distance between television and real life.

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