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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but to serve a part in the ceremony, was turned on at noon indicating the beginning of something new: the instant that out of date commercial broadcasters willingly turned off ineffective analog signals.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...

2008-07-16 15:00:40

By Amy Hotz, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 15--Feature films, television shows and commercials spent 61 percent more money last year in North Carolina than in 2006. Construction materials for sets, double lattes for stars and even portable potties rented from local companies helped contribute to an estimated $160.2 million spent in the state, according to the N.C. Film Office, part of the state Commerce Department's Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development. Those...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the remaining weeks of summer, the 200-room Sheraton Atlantic Beach on North Carolina's Crystal Coast today announced that it is offering a variety of family and military appreciation promotions. The promotions begin today and continue through the end of August, with a few continuing through the end of the year. "The summer family vacation has been a quintessential American tradition since the 1950s," said Tina Purifoy, hotel...

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...


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