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Archive for June, 2010

Book Marks – UNCW professor digs into Dare Stone

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

David La Vere was going through back numbers of the Journal of Southern History when he found an intriguing item from May 1938.A team of Emory University scholars had examined a 21-pound rock found near the Chowan River in northeastern North Carolina – probably a ballast stone from an early English sailing ship.

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Wilmington’s pay-by-phone parking system largely a success

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

By Michelle CerulliMichelle.Cerulli@StarNewsOnline.com

Short on quarters? No longer a problem. In a meeting and worried about getting back to your meter in time? No need to rush out. A quick call to extend your park time squashes your chances of getting a ticket.

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Wilmington officials set sights on sign violations

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

City officials have rarely enforced the sign ordinance, and the city council recently decided it’s time to address the issue.

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Retired plastic surgeon puts skills to work for aid groups abroad

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

By Brandon SneedStarNews Correspondent

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Firefighters go calling to install smoke detectors

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

By Andrew DunnAndrew.Dunn@StarNewsOnline.com

Firefighters from the Wilmington Fire Department spent about an hour canvassing the area around Burnett Boulevard and North Carolina Avenue on Friday, knocking on doors and asking if residents would like smoke detectors installed.

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