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Archive for October, 2011

Biz Picture – Future of Wilmington-New York flights up in the air

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

US Airways will be ending nonstop service from Wilmington to New York-LaGuardia sometime next year.

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Diligence closed to tours during maintenance

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is a draw along downtown Wilmington’s Riverwalk, but for the next several months it will not be open to visitors.

The Diligence has temporarily suspended tours because of a prolonged maintenance period. For safety reasons, the dockside maintenance period requires the closure of the Coast Guard pier in front of Diligence to all foot traffic.

The pier will re-open in early December. Tours will resume in early February when the Diligence returns from a two-month deployment.

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New Hanover officials mum on fate of vacant downtown building

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The 1950s county-owned office building in downtown Wilmington has sat vacant for more than a year since a water leak and subsequent asbestos issues dislocated several county departments.New Hanover County officials are expected to discuss the building’s fate before the end of the year.But they are keeping mum, for now, on any options they might bring up.

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Salisbury Street Bridge in Wrightsville Beach to close for about two weeks

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The closure will also affect a portion of the John Nesbitt Loop, the paved 2.45-mile route popular with walkers and joggers.

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Civil War life on display at downtown library

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some historic pieces from the Civil War collected from all over the state have made their way to the Port City.

A traveling Civil War exhibit is currently on display at the New Hanover County Library in downtown Wilmington. The exhibit features images of women, soldiers and freed men. It’s a rare look at what life was like during that time.

“Right now they’ve pulled together 50 images related to the American Civil War, to emancipation, to the reenactments that happen at the historic sites and put them all together in this big exhibit,” librarian Dorothy Hodder said.

The exhibit will be at the library downtown until October 29.

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