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Latest Pender County, North Carolina Stories

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Gareth McGrath, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 15--Stars from John Travolta in "Domestic Disturbance" to the cast of the television series "Surface" have graced the private docks at the end of Lewis Road in Hampstead. But it will take more than Hollywood magic to see the small working waterfront and occasional movie and TV set turned into the first public boat access along Pender County's fast-growing coast. County officials thought they had the funds in hand when the General...

2007-08-13 12:20:33

By Lindell Kay, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Aug. 13--NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH -- Considered a beach erosion expert by some and a beach nourishment opponent by others, retired Duke University professor Orrin Pilkey will be speaking in North Topsail Beach on Tuesday. "I am excited at the opportunity to present my view of beach nourishment to the people of North Topsail Beach," Pilkey said Friday. "This is a community where beach nourishment was apparently voted down, but the...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.