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Archive for February, 2010

Sparks comfortable with success, fans and being a storyteller

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

Sparks has written more than a dozen best sellers including “The Notebook,”“Message in a Bottle” and “Dear John.” Many of his novels have been turned into feature films.

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Southport residential rezoning approved by mayor’s tiebreaker

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

By Amanda WilsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Southport Mayor Robert Howard voted Thursday night to break a tie among the Board of Aldermen, officially approving the rezoning of a tract on Stuart Avenue.

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Titan Con – We should act now to stop cement plant

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

By Joel BourneFor the StarNews

It’s been nearly two years since our county commissioners offered Titan Cement $4.2 million of our tax dollars to build the fourth largest cement plant in the U.S. on the banks of the Northeast Cape Fear River.

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Wrightsville Beach raises parking rates, increases fines

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

By Patricia MatsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

The Wrightsville Beach board of aldermen voted Thursday to add metered parking on Harbor Island, raise rates everywhere and hike fines for violators. They emphasized this was not to take advantage of visitors or make them feel unwelcome, but to help pay for rising costs of services.

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Titan Pro – Carolinas Cement Company meeting all requirements

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

By Bob OdomFor the StarNews

The headline of your Feb. 7 editorial reads “Piecemeal reports … inadequate.” When our state-of-the-art operation opens on the site of the former Ideal Cement plant, it will have been through five or more years of scrutiny and will have satisfied rigorous requirements for a number of permits and licenses, each having to certify…

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