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Archive for August, 2012

Local group helps at-risk children with free performing and visual arts classes

Monday, August 13th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — DREAMS of Wilmington invites everyone to mark your calendars for October 13, 2012, when their annual gala, DREAMS Presents: Let’s Get It Started!, will be held at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. DREAMS is an organization that builds creative, productive citizens one at-risk child at a time through high-quality, free of charge classes in the literary, performing and visual arts. The evening will begin at 6 pm and will include dining, an art gallery, student performances and visual art exhibits, a live auction, and dance party.

“Everything about the evening will be fun and inspirational,” said Tracy Wilkes, Founder and Executive Director. “Our kids are absolutely amazing, and their performances always bring the house down.”
DREAMS’ teaching artists are among the best in the region, and they’ve graciously agreed to offer some of their best work at a reasonable price. Proceeds from the art sale will be shared evenly between the artists and DREAMS. There will be a delectable buffet dinner, impeccable wine and decadent dessert. The live auction will feature some exciting surprises, and they’ll cap off the evening on the dance floor.

There are still sponsorship opportunities available. For information please call Kim Gargiulo, DREAMS board member, at 910.962.2587. Individual tickets are $75. Level 2 tickets are available for $35, where you can join the festivities at 7:30 for dessert and the rest of the evening. Reservations may be made by calling DREAMS at 772-1501.

Founded in 1996, DREAMS of Wilmington is a 2007 winner of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities’ Coming Up Taller Award, the nation’s highest honor for after school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs, and a 2012 winner of UNCW’s Razor Walker Award for distinguished service to youth. DREAMS provides programming each year to more than 800 young people, and employs more than 20 teaching artists who share the vision of a world where every child has the right to self-expression and the opportunity to create a life filled with promise and hope. For more information please visit dreamswilmington.org.

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Goodwill – helped family in crisis

Monday, August 13th, 2012

When help is given in a time of need, it is remembered, even if the event doesn’t have a happy ending.

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Duke Energy CEO meeting with Florida regulators

Monday, August 13th, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) — Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers is appearing before the state regulators to discuss how the company’s troubled merger with Progress Energy will affect Florida customers.

The head of what’s now the nation’s largest utility, based in Charlotte, is set to meet Monday with the Florida Public Service Commission in Tallahassee.

North Carolina regulators are investigating a decision by Duke’s board to oust former Progress CEO Bill Johnson only hours after he was handed the top job of the combined company.

Board members said one reason they lost confidence in Johnson was problems with a Progress Energy nuclear reactor at Crystal River on Florida’s west coast.

It’s been out of service since 2009, and Duke is trying to decide whether to repair it or shut it permanently.

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

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Leland seeks teen to serve on parks board

Monday, August 13th, 2012

The candidate should be a high school freshman, sophomore or junior.

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Teen drowning victim identified

Monday, August 13th, 2012

A 15-year-old from Ash was identified as the victim of a drowning there Sunday.

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