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Archive for May, 2010

International Paper awards more than $50,000 in grants

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

From staff reports

RIEGELWOOD | The International Paper Company Foundation and International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill has awarded more than $50,000 in grants to 32 educational and non-profit groups in 2009.

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New book recounts how WIlmington became ‘Hollywood East’

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

“Wilm on Film,” a new book from StarNews Media, chronicles more than 25 years of TV and film production along the Cape Fear.

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Book Review – Historian finds trove of stories about N.C.s Jewish settlers

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com.

Jews were here from the beginning. Joachim Gans, a metallurgist from Prague, landed at Roanoke Island in 1585 as part of Sir Walter Raleigh’s second expedition. (He left with Sir Francis Drake the following year, only to face anti-Semitism back in England.)

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Book Marks – Elusive ancestor inspires novel

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

You never know what you’ll find when you start climbing through your family tree. Kathie Wycoff found enough material for a 420-page novel.

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Pension information kept secret for N.C. public employees making more than $100,000

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – State records show that more than 260 former public employees in North Carolina receive annual payment of $100,000 or more but no one can find out how they earned those pensions.

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