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Archive for October, 2011

Christie: ‘Now is not my time’ for White House bid

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Associated Press

TRENTON, NJ (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will not seek the White House in 2012 and says “now is not my time.”

Christie said Tuesday he felt an obligation to reconsider his repeated statements he would not make a White House run. Party leaders in recent weeks have lobbied him to re-evaluate that position and he spent the weekend considering a late entry into the field.

He says he wants to remain governor of New Jersey – but isn’t ruling out a future White House run.

If he had run, he would have faced a challenge to quickly assemble a campaign just three months before voting begins.

The blunt governor also told his constituents: “whether you like it or not, you’re stuck with me.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Civil War license plate approved for NC

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (NCDCR) -– A license plate commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War has been designed.

“The ‘Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory’ theme of the North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial observance soon will grace vehicle license plates,” explains North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda Carlisle.

Funds from the sale of the plate will be directed to the NC Department of Cultural Resources’ Division of State Historic Sites and Properties to benefit Civil War commemorative activities and battlefield preservation, acquisition and interpretation. The plate will be marketed through 2015, the commemorative period, and will cost $30 per year.

A completed application and check made payable to the NC Department of Cultural Resources should be mailed by Dec. 1 to Bridget Jordan, NC Historic Sites, 4620 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4620. When 300 plates have been ordered, the plate will be fabricated by the N.C. Department of Corrections. For application details see www.nccivilwar150.com, soon to be www.nccivilwar150.gov.

The Division of State Historic Sites includes 24 state historic sites and commissions all across North Carolina that tell the story of North Carolina’s past through living history programs, recreating period settings, and offering you-are-there experiences. To learn more visit http://www.nchistoricsites.org.

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1961 prices set all-time attendance record for Battleship

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Turning back the clock set a record at the Battleship North Carolina over the weekend.

The Battleship charged 1961 prices Sunday in honor of the 50th anniversary of the ship’s arrival in Wilmington. Admission for adults was 50 cents and 25 cents for kids.

In all 5,232 people took advantage of the half-century discount. That set an all-time, one-day record for paid visitors to North Carolina’s World War II memorial.

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Crystal Pier must be repaired or demolished, report says

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The deteriorating former fishing pier attached to the Oceanic Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach must be repaired or demolished, according to an engineering report requested by the town after complaints of safety hazards at the pier.

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Forum at UNCW to explore offshore wind farming

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Of all the states on the Eastern Seaboard, North Carolina has the best potential to profit from offshore wind farming, according to regional environmental experts – but no one’s really talking about harnessing that power.

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