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Archive for April, 2010

Financial austerity plans in the works at cash-strapped CFPUA

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

Employees of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority won’t receive raises next year.And that could be the good news.The bad news is employees may be subjected to unpaid furloughs or layoffs, depending on the budget picture.

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Schools face roadblock to buy-local food effort

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

By K.J. Williams Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

To break into the school market, farmers have to pay $800 or more for Good Agricultural Practices certification, which must be done annually on site for each crop, said Nick Augostini, a market specialist with the state’s agriculture department.

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Oak Island council urged to act against abandoned beach gear, holes

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

By Amanda WilsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Members of Oak Island’s Beach Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Board urged the town council Tuesday to pass an ordinance to mitigate beach hazards from unattended holes and beach gear left overnight.

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Back Then – April 1960: Harness horse races fill Legion Stadium

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

April 8, 1960: An ad in the sports section: Harness Horse Racing at Legion Stadium. Featuring more than 25 horses that are titleholders in harness racing associations.

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Lockdown lifted at Wilmington Christian Academy

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

The school went on lockdown as a precaution just after 1:30 p.m. after gunshots were heard nearby, a New Hanover County dispatcher said.

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