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  1. Mutual support marks YMCAa s post-fire resiliencyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Lumina News

    Weeks after flames burned through the second floor of the Wilmington Family YMCA, a faint smell of smoke still hangs in the air outside the building at 2710 Market St. The Feb. 7 fire was limited to about 10,000 square feet of the 60,000-square-foot facility, but smoke billowed throughout the building, compromising the structure and the equipment within it, said president and CEO Dick Jones. "Anything and everything that was touched by smoke has to be evaluated and determined whether it can be cleaned and reused, or if it's totally damaged and beyond repair," Jones said.

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  2. pipelineRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Lumina News

    The Assistance League of Greater Wilmington offers a chance to play popular games while looking over the Atlantic Ocean. Games available to play at the event are bridge, canasta and pinochle.

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  3. Low-impact leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Lumina News

    The River Bluffs development in Castle Hayne, with its generous stands of evergreen and deciduous trees sloping toward the banks of the northeast Cape Fear River, feels geographically and conceptually distinct from the average subdivisions that pepper the Cape Fear landscape. Sited for energy-efficient houses clustered among more than 100 acres of open space thick with trees and crisscrossed with walking trails, local developer Burrows Smith is modest when he explains his vision.

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  4. Artificial reef enhancement underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Lumina News

    Over the next couple months, more than 2 million tons of concrete material will be dropped over local artificial reefs, providing habitat for ocean life on barren stretches of the sea floor. Working with N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries staff, a barge dropped two loads of concrete pipe over the Liberty Ship reef, also known as the Meares Harriss Reef, on Feb. 17 and Feb. 20. The pipe joins old tugs, barges and thousands of tires at the reef site, located about 3.5 nautical miles from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy.

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  5. State record set at Wilmington's first Race 13.1Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Lumina News

    Wilmington hosted Race 13.1, a new half marathon series, for the first time Feb. 22. The race's scenic course over the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail drew a range of ability levels and inspired a record-breaking performance by one runner. Bill Shires from Charlotte took an early lead over 364 other half-marathon competitors and raced across the finish line five minutes before his nearest rival.

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  6. Shades of pink: Community races for a cureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Lumina News

    A moment at the starting line of Wilmington's Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure 5k is just as meaningful for participants as celebrations at the finish line. Nearly 100 breast cancer survivors, dressed in shades of pink, will gather for a group photograph and an acknowledgement of solidarity before running through the streets of downtown Wilmington the morning of Saturday, March 7. "You're in a group as a whole with all these wonderful people who you know have beaten this ugly disease," survivor pavilion chair Tina Ashworth-DeBeasso said.

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  7. Hook, line and sinkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Lumina News

    Winter doldrums, cabin fever, fishing deprivation -whatever you call it, if you fish, you are no doubt experiencing some, if not all, symptoms of the lack of fishing. Winter weather has once again plagued our area this week and conditions don't look to improve much until late in the weekend.

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  8. 131race6Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Lumina News

    Wilmington hosted Race 13.1, a new half marathon series, for the first time Feb. 22, and the race's scenic course over the cross-city trail drew a range of ability levels and inspired a record-breaking performance by one runner. Bill Shires from Charlotte took an early lead over 365 other half marathon competitors and raced across the finish line five minutes before his nearest rival.

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    Wednesday Feb 18 | Lumina News

    Each year since 2006, the nonprofit Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame has chosen four to five individuals to honor during its Legends Induction Banquet for their excellence in sports and achievements in bringing recognition to the Wilmington region. Chuck Carree, Mel Gibson, Jim Hebbe and James E. Moore Jr. will be inducted into the hall of fame during the 2015 ceremony at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Burney Center May 3. After years of writing about athletes as a sports journalist, Carree will take his place among them in the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame .

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  10. Raising shellRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Lumina News

    Every year, Jay Styron brings nearly 200,000 oysters into the world, raising them from 2-millimeter babies into 4-inch adults. Each of those oysters plays a vital role, he said - both as the marine ecosystem's natural water filters and as the centerpiece of many an autumn feast.

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    Wednesday Feb 18 | Lumina News

    Learn about one of Wrightsville Beach's most interesting residents, Mr. William Polite, who began his career as a waiter in the early 20th century only to become a wealthy entrepreneur. The event is for children ages 5-9 and will include learning table settings and creating cocktail sauce.

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  12. Facts, feelings weighed during offshore oil and gas meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Lumina News

    Questions about benefits and risks assumed by coastal communities if offshore drilling operations set up in the federal waters off the North Carolina coast echoed throughout the halls of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort Feb. 17, when the federal government and a coalition of state environmental groups invited the public to learn more about a federal oil and gas leasing program that could bring offshore drilling operations to coastal North Carolina as soon as 2025. Ethan Crouch, chair of the Cape Fear chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, asked a group of about 150 people rallied inside a meeting room if the benefits of offshore oil and gas exploration outweigh the harm a potential spill could inflict on the local shoreline.

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  13. Pros and cons, facts and feelings, weighed during offshore oil and gas meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Lumina News

    At first, only one or two of the 150 people clustered inside a meeting room at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort answered a question posed by Ethan Crouch, chair of the local Surfrider Foundation chapter: Do the benefits of offshore oil and gas exploration outweigh the harm a potential spill could inflict on the local shoreline? "That is our No. 1 driving resource in this community," Crouch said.

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  14. Support, questions emerge from offshore wind meetingRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Lumina News

    As the federal process enabling offshore wind development in North Carolina progresses, companies with an eye on the state's offshore wind energy potential could secure a lease and test wind speeds in areas near the coast of Kitty Hawk and Wilmington as soon as 2016. Nearly 100 people from the Wilmington area attended a public information session about offshore wind energy at the Coastline Conference and Event Center on Feb. 11, where comments ranged from enthusiastic support to concerns about the impact on marine animals.

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  15. Trending at WrightsvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Lumina News

    A trend became apparent in 2014 at Wrightsville in the number of properties, houses and older duplex units, dated from 1950 to 2006, sold as teardowns. Many of these properties are becoming first and second residences for locals.

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  16. To be or not to be ShakespeareanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Lumina News

    Theatre students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will tackle one of the world's most famous plays. From Feb. 19-22 and Feb. 26-March 1, they will bring Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to the Mainstage Theater of UNCW's Cultural Arts Building.

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    Wednesday Feb 11 | Lumina News

    In honor of Valentine's Day children ages 3-5 are invited to learn about how animals love one another and survive in the immense ocean. Children will also interact with live invertebrates and construct a craft.

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  18. Hook, line and sinkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Lumina News

    The unfortunate part about writing a fishing report, and even moreso for those reading it, is the information is normally a week or so old. During the fishing season, that's typically not a bad thing because it can make you plan your attack for the coming week.

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  19. Growth on all fronts on horizon for cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Lumina News

    Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo delivered his annual State of the City address highlighting a bright future boasting economic growth through new business, tourism and improvements to the city's infrastructure Monday, Feb. 9. Saffo emphasized the unemployment rate in New Hanover County has dropped to 4.8 percent, while economists forecast a 3.5 percent economic growth in 2015. Crime rates are the lowest since 1993.

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  20. Different ideas to the tableRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Lumina News

    For each of the four years the university has hosted a faculty research symposium, speakers have centered on a topic broad enough to draw interest while reflecting the diverse work of faculty members in departments ranging from biochemistry to music in the College of Arts and Sciences, said event organizer and associate dean Dr. Kathleen Berkeley. Berkeley said she hopes exposure to new approaches on such a familiar and potentially unexamined topic will rekindle an interest in learning for community members.

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