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Archive for December, 2012

News & Notes – School backpack food program, free sweet potatoes, benefit race, literacy tutor training

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The backpack program at Shallotte Middle School and Cedar Grove Middle School is looking for volunteers.

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Sisters unite at Christmas after a lifetime apart

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Milton Harris married Myrie Virginia Harris in 1942. They had four children – Carole, Madeline, Marie and Wilton.Carole was 11 years old when her father left.

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New Hanover News & Notes – Historical Society needs volunteers

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The Latimer House of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides.

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Cannons to roar at Fort Fisher re-enactment

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Multiple cannon blasts will mark the commemoration of the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher on Saturday, Jan. 19, when Fort Fisher State Historic Site hosts "Sheppard’s Battery: Confederates Defending the Left Flank," a living history program that focuses on the Confederate defenders at Sheppard’s Battery and at the fort’s "Bloody Gate."

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Greenville spends $90,000 on firm to market city

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Greenville is spending $90,000 on a marketing firm to help figure out how to sell the city as an economic powerhouse.

The Daily Reflector of Greenville (http://bit.ly/WO4evt ) reports that City Council unanimously approved the contract with North Star, a market research firm based in Nashville, Tenn.

The research firm will develop a 15-step plan that unfolds over three years to show Greenville as an area rich in resources and ready for more industry.

North Star executives will come to Greenville for a three-day tour next month, meeting with city leaders, industry and education officials and tourism leaders.

The firm is currently managing a campaign for New Bern and just finished a project in Hickory.

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Information from: The Daily Reflector, http://www.reflector.com

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Greenville is spending $90,000 on a marketing firm to help figure out how to sell the city as an economic powerhouse.

The Daily Reflector of Greenville (http://bit.ly/WO4evt ) reports that City Council unanimously approved the contract with North Star, a market research firm based in Nashville, Tenn.

The research firm will develop a 15-step plan that unfolds over three years to show Greenville as an area rich in resources and ready for more industry.

North Star executives will come to Greenville for a three-day tour next month, meeting with city leaders, industry and education officials and tourism leaders.

The firm is currently managing a campaign for New Bern and just finished a project in Hickory.

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Information from: The Daily Reflector, http://www.reflector.com

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

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