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Archive for August, 2012

New Hanover News & Notes – Scholarships; awards

Friday, August 24th, 2012

State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Julius Ray James III.

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NC homegrown talent performing at convention’s end

Friday, August 24th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – James Taylor and other North Carolina home-grown talent will be on stage on the evening that President Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for re-election at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

The Democratic National Convention Committee announced Friday the singer of “Carolina on My Mind” will perform before Obama’s acceptance speech Sept. 6. Taylor grew up in Chapel Hill and has held concerts to raise money for Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns.

Joining Taylor will be the Durham-based rock band Delta Rae and “Inspire the Fire,” a performing arts group out of Charlotte that has been on network television.

Tens of thousands of delegates, convention guests and members of the public are expected at the stadium on the convention’s final night.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Donn Ansell passes away at 69

Friday, August 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Former radio and WWAY “Talk of the Town” host, Donn Ansell has passed away at the age of 69.

Donn grew up in New Jersey and was hired on as a temp at CBS. He went on to work on network shows from Captain Kangaroo to 60 Minutes.

Donn came to Wilmington as a radio announcer and is well known from his time on “Talk of the Town” on WWAY. Donn bought the station and ran it from 1988 until 1997. Donn was also an actor, director and managing director for the Thalian Association.

Rhonda Bellamy remembers her good friend and mentor, she says, “Well as many people know, Donn was my mentor, not only in the broadcast realm but in theater; two passions that we both shared . He was like a member of the family to me and I tell people often that there is no Rhonda Bellamy with out a Donn Ansell , he gave me my start in radio and supported me throughout the many things I’ve done in radio and theater, so he will be terribly missed.”

Rhonda visited Donn just last night in Hospice.

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Vargo is assistant director at Battleship

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The USS North Carolina Battleship Commission announced the appointment of Chris Vargo as assistant director of the Battleship North Carolina.

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New Hanover Regional graduates largest class of hospital chaplains

Friday, August 24th, 2012

This year’s class of 10 doubled the typical class of five, said Marty Aden, director of spiritual care for the hospital.

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