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Archive for February, 2014

Former County Manager running for spot on Board of Education

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Former New Hanover County Manager Bruce Shell has announced he is running for a spot on the New Hanover County Board of Education.

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Fired worker accused of stealing from Pender County church

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Investigators say more than $100,000 was taken.

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Purse swap kicks off museum’s ‘Handbags’ exhibit

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Purses lined three of the four walls and the other wall featured wine selections, cupcakes and cookies.

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NC House speaker officially files for US Senate

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – State House Speaker Thom Tillis embraced the Republican agenda he helped push through North Carolina state government as he filed officially for the U.S. Senate.

It’s the same agenda Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan warned against as she filed earlier this week.

Tillis arrived at the State Board of Elections at midday Wednesday to cheers from supporters as he turned in his paperwork and paid the filing fee. He’s one of seven now in the Republican primary race. The filing deadline is Friday.

The Cornelius business consultant says he’s followed through on promises to voters while in the General Assembly on reducing taxes and regulations. Tillis says Hagan and other people in Washington haven’t kept their promises, particularly on the health care law.

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As new hotel opens, so does long blocked street

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After nearly two and a half years of construction the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Wilmington is open for business, as is a street blocked for during its construction.

The General Manager says the custom-built hotel features architecture, technology and other features that make it a one-of-a-kind facility. The hotel has a bistro café and a Starbucks, as well as more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space.

The staff here says they are looking forward to being a part of the downtown community.

“We hope to get to full capacity soon,” Director of Sales Carrie Deal said. “Guests have been calling and flocking in and ready to be here, so we are welcoming everyone and look forward to have full capacity here.”

Construction stopped for a while in the fall of 2012 due to problems with plumbing, drainage and other issues.

The opening of the hotel also means the reopening of the eastbound lane of Grace Street between Front and 2nd streets.

The hotel hopes to have a grand opening celebration in March.


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