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2009-02-17 07:00:00

Second Major Expansion in 2009 Adds 50 New Jobs ATLANTA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Cold Storage, an Atlanta-based leader in refrigerated supply chain services, announces the opening of their new Wilmington, NC frozen distribution and import / export center. This facility will create 50 new jobs when fully staffed, and provide frozen distribution services for U.S. and international companies. "The Wilmington Distribution Center expands our network and provides customers with needed...

2008-10-27 09:00:25

WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Disney and ABC Family channels are conducting a nationwide search for new, young talent to act in upcoming shows. The Producers are looking for talented, teen-aged comedic actors and actresses to audition for upcoming original movies and television series. The Southeastern portion of the audition process will be held in Wilmington, North Carolina during the week of November 3 - 7, 2008 at the offices of Fincannon & Associates, Inc., an...

2008-09-09 09:00:21

By Todd Shields Bloomberg News Service The test run in Wilmington, N.C., for a nationwide switch to digital television broadcasts provoked a flurry of calls to local stations Monday and drove some people to subscribe to cable service. The coastal community of 180,000 households is hosting the only wide-scale test of the transition to digital from analog signals before Feb. 17 of next year, when major stations across the U.S. stop broadcasts in analog to 114.5 million homes with TVs....

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2008-09-09 08:10:00

In one brief moment, Wilmington, N.C. became the first city to make the switch to digital-only broadcasting. A large switch, not intended to actually function but to serve a part in the ceremony, was turned on at noon indicating the beginning of something new: the instant that out of date commercial broadcasters willingly turned off ineffective analog signals. This risky move may infuriate viewers who are not equipped to obtain a digital signal on their older television sets. Wilmington...

2008-08-06 18:00:30

By Tyra M. Vaughn, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Aug. 6--Parents of students at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering attended a meeting Tuesday night with two goals in mind: how to improve the quality of education at the struggling school and to not transfer their children out. The New Hanover County Board of Education announced earlier this month plans to allow parents of students at Freeman to transfer their children to Wrightsville Beach Elementary or Holly Tree Elementary this...

2008-08-06 18:00:23

By Shannan Bowen, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Aug. 6--OCEAN ISLE BEACH -- Tim Jackson and David Hill both had summer homes on the island here, but they found that the Ocean Isle Beach Airport lacked amenities to accommodate their small planes and flying schedules. "They didn't have fuel or any services," said Hill, who lives in Greenville and owns a mattress store in Shallotte. So, with the help of Jackson's co-worker, they dreamed up a proposal to create the Jackson-Hill Aviation...

2008-08-04 09:01:04

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of healthcare market intelligence, reports that Wilmington, Del.-area hospitals, faced with competition from major medical research centers in Philadelphia and Baltimore, have been busy shoring up their service offerings, adding technology and increasing their participation in clinical trials. According to the newly released Wilmington Market Overview report, medical service expansions in the Wilmington...

2008-07-29 15:01:15

By Vicky Eckenrode, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 27--Several of the new medical residents who picked New Hanover Regional Medical Center for their training cited the smaller, hands-on program, respected faculty members and new facilities about to open as draws for applying. But, once their training is complete, will they stay and continue practicing here? That depends less on what New Hanover Regional offers and more on what's going on outside the hospital's walls. "That no...

2008-07-23 18:00:38

By Patrick Gannon, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 23--A private jet company plans to launch on-demand passenger service from Wilmington to northern New Jersey, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Nassau, Bahamas. Deluge Air plans to begin booking flights Aug. 4 on two seven-seat Learjet 35 aircraft, with flights taking off about a week later. It will operate out of ISO Aero Service, one of two fixed-base operators, or FBOs, on the grounds of Wilmington International Airport, said...

2008-07-17 18:00:27

By Gareth McGrath, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 17--With the state budget passed and legislators itching to get out of Raleigh, time appears to be eroding for supporters of legislation that would soften the state's ban on hardened structures along the coast. Faced with disappearing beaches, valuable oceanfront property teetering on the edge of the Atlantic and few options beyond pulling back threatened homes or expensive beach nourishment projects, some coastal officials have...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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