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Archive for June, 2012

Lavin falls short in bid for second Tony Award

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Linda Lavin fell short in her bid for a Tony Award on Sunday.

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Pender News & Notes – Kiwanis scholarships; jazz ensemble; GPS course; fundraiser; computer camp

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area, has awarded four scholarships of $3,000 each to graduating seniors at Dixon and Topsail High Schools.

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The Giver Shirt lets customers target donations to charities of choice

Monday, June 11th, 2012

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — You’ve seen it before, the business of giving. It’s a simple concept: the consumer buys a product, the company donates a portion of the purchase to a good cause. But The Giver Shirt is different.

“Regardless of what it is, if you have a heart for it, there’s a good chance you can support it,” said founder David Yearwood.

Unlike other companies that use the giving business model, The Giver Shirt donates 60 percent of the total profit to one of fifteen different charities of your choice. Yearwood says this allows for a personal touch.

The Wounded Warrior Project, Young Life, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are just a few of the charities that you can choose from when you buy a giver shirt.

Yearwood says this is a quick and easy way to help charities that are already in place working to change the world.

“I think we all have the urge to help somebody,” said Yearwood. “We all have the want to give. We all have the desire to do something great. I don’t have to be the one out on the front line but I can help someone dig a well just by buying a t-shirt.”

To find out more about the various charities and The Giver Shirt mission, visit the website at www.thegivershirt.com

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Gov. Perdue won’t block forced annexation changes

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A bill allowing people who live in unincorporated areas to vote to halt forced annexations by towns and cities will become law now that Gov. Beverly Perdue has refused to sign it.

Spokesman Mark Johnson said Sunday that Perdue won’t sign the bill. She had until late Sunday to decide whether to sign or veto the bill or let it become law without her signature. In a statement, she says the bill has shortcomings and she urges legislators to reconsider the issue.

Republican legislative leaders quickly moved the referendum bill in response to a court ruling in March that struck down a procedure the General Assembly approved in 2011 by which landowners could file petitions blocking the annexation.

City boosters argue the election methods discourage healthy municipal growth.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Tax provision aims to add jobs in Wilmington

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Lawmakers said the move would create as many as 75 local jobs, including new employees at Carolina Marine Terminal, Inc.

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