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Archive for April, 2010

N.C. governor looks to reduce boards, reorganize state government

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

GARY D. ROBERTSONAssociated Press Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue’s lengthy career as a legislator surely has taught her that heavy lifting will be required to get the General Assembly’s blessing to reorganize state government and eliminate state boards and commissions.

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GOP hopefuls vie for Soles’ N.C. Senate seat

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Republicans are sniffing a chance to capitalize on the growth in population the Cape Fear region has seen and snatch the once “safe” seat from the Democrats.

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Man’s trial of in cop’s death set to begin

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

A mile separated a cop and a convict on Feb. 18, 2009.But their lives collided when Wilmington police officer Richard Matthews became the first officer to die in the line of duty in more than 30 years.It all started when another officer tailing a drug suspect radioed for backup.

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MyReporter asks: Where can you learn to make jewelry in Wilmington?

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington has a reputation as an artsy city. Especially for its size.And although the Arts Council is no longer around, there are others who encourage locals to get out and create some art, including the kind you wear.

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Annual prom for special needs students turns into a project

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

The prom is a yearly event for about 150 special needs students with intellectual or physical disabilities in the county’s high schools. But this year, the prom had an added component for Hoggard senior Geena Davis.

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