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Archive for May, 2010

Burgaw extends its zoning reach despite objections

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

By K.J. Williams Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Some Pender County residents on the outskirts of Burgaw objected to having their properties included in an extension of the town’s zoning power. But town commissioners still voted to approve an expansion of about 1,500 acres, some up to two-miles from the town limits in the northwest area.

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Back Then – Gang ships illegal booze on railroad in 1910

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

Marion L. Winner, convicted on the charge of selling whiskey, testified he was in a group of bootleggers that had illegal whiskey shipped in on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

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From the Garden – School bus made into ‘busoretum’ at museum

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

By Susan HartStarNews Correspondent

The rear section has been transformed into a greenhouse/potting shed, where children ages 1-10 learn to start seeds and later to plant them up and finally to transfer them to one of the raised beds in the garden outside the bus.

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Leland considers seeking money for subsidized housing project

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

Leland is considering seeking a $250,000 community development block grant to give the rental development Pine Trail.

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Utility authority lays off workers, cuts budget by 8 percent

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is cutting costs, including laying off a small number of workers, to help deal with rising debt costs for system improvements.

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