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  1. New Hanover commissioners suggest using savings account to balance budgetRead the original story

    Thursday | Lumina News

    With an eye on trimming enough from the proposed budget to avert a property tax increase next fiscal year, the New Hanover County Commissioners looked Thursday at everything from "nickels and dimes" to possibly several million dollars in additional cuts. While some commissioners discussed putting off a few capital improvement projects, Commissioners Skip Watkins and Woody White favored getting the bulk of the money from the county's substantial savings account.

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  2. Historic preservation credits, increased film incentives pass House budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Lumina News

    A pared-down film grant program and modified historic preservation tax credits are part of the N.C. House budget, but it is not a given that they will survive in the Senate. The $22.1 billion budget passed the House 93-23, with a number of Democrats joining the majority Republicans in supporting the spending measure.

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  3. Castle Street building, area cemeteries and churches among threatened sitesRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | Lumina News

    The weatherbeaten skeleton of a brick building stands in the 700 block of Castle Street. The roof has long since rotted away.

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  4. Shrew' kicks off summer theatre seasonRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | Lumina News

    For the debut of the Cape Fear Shakespeare Youth Company's 2015 Shakespeare on the Green season, 31 young actors will present one of Shakespeare's most famous comedies: "The Taming of the Shrew." Director Cherri McKay said 85 percent of the actors in the production are aged 12-18.

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  5. Projects with passionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Lumina News

    The cafeteria of Wrightsville Beach School was packed full of third, fourth and fifth graders Friday, May 22, along with carefully designed and lettered colorful tri-fold posters. The students, all participants in the school's Academically/Intellectually Gifted program, presented research projects to the school and community from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Third graders Tyler Beacham and Isabella Cox wore purple and green floor-length gowns as they told spectators about the Bellamy Mansion.

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  6. Markley asks for money for local teaching scholarshipsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | Lumina News

    Caitlin and Justin Fischetti teach because they love it, but part of what has contributed to that love is the preparation they received as N.C. Teaching Fellows. The married couple said the program gave them abundant classroom experience, as well as enrichment activities that helped them enter teaching with skill and confidence.

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  7. City eyes a aging in placea as older population growsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | Lumina News

    In drafting a roadmap for Wilmington's future, planners incorporated the needs of the city's older residents, who represent a growing segment of the population. One of the themes running throughout the proposed long-range plan is the concept of "aging in place" - that is, creating a city that allows older adults to remain active, healthy and, to the extent possible, in their own homes.

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  8. Mobile app showcases Wilmington's walk-around art sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Lumina News

    Visitors to downtown Wilmington can take a guided tour of the area's art sites at their leisure. A free smart phone app, released by the Arts Council of Wilmington, includes photographs and brief audio descriptions of 32 stops, including ACES Gallery, the New Hanover County Public Library and Thalian Hall.

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  9. Mountain artist comes to sea in Acme exhibitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Lumina News

    Dick Roberts, co-founder of Acme Art Studio, is introducing Wilmington to a diverse collection of work in his curated "Eight North Carolina Artists from the Mountain to Sea" exhibit, featuring the work of western North Carolina husband and wife artists Mark Carter and Theresa "Tree" Reuter. Theirs, along with work of six of the state's other fine artists, will hang May 22 through June 19. What's unique about this exhibition is Roberts' belief in allowing artists to pick what pieces to exhibit, introducing a combination of interests, styles and techniques normally not included in a single show.

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  10. Tourism industry projects a strong summer seasonRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Lumina News

    Summer 2014 brought tourists flocking to area beaches in record numbers, and those familiar with the industry say this year is shaping up to be another stellar year. "We are on track for our fourth consecutive benchmark year," said Kim Hufham, president of the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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  11. Duke Energy shows off plans for Sutton coal-ash storageRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Lumina News

    Duke Energy officials want to assure the public its proposed storage plan for coal ash now sitting in leaking ponds at the dormant Sutton Steam Plant. Monday, May 18 residents got a chance to see exactly what the company has in mind - and to ask questions.

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  12. Monkeea s named Retailer of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Lumina News

    Ladies' clothing store Monkee's was recently named Retailer of the Year by the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association. The award recognizes businesses for their contributions to the state's economy, their business innovations and their impact on local communities.

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  13. County needs to help fund renourishment, beach officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Lumina News

    All New Hanover County residents have a vested interest in replenishing beach sand, and should share the cost, say officials with the three beach towns. The future of beach renourishment in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach -and who pays for it - ended up as the only topic discussed in Wednesday's meeting of the Wilmington-New Hanover County Port, Waterway and Beach Commission.

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  14. Hands Across the Sand participants protest offshore drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Lumina News

    Environmental activists will join hands on Wrightsville Beach near Johnnie Mercer's Pier at Public Beach Access No. 16 to peacefully protest offshore drilling for oil and coal.

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  15. Draft plan looks at Wilmington's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Lumina News

    The public played a significant role in the development of a document mapping out Wilmington's future. This week it had a chance to see how well a steering committee represented ideas - and to add new comments - at drop-in sessions downtown and at the Northeast Regional Library.

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  16. LandmarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Lumina News

    The Governor Dudley Mansion, 400 S. Front St., is the subject of a Historic Wilmington Foundation lecture presented by restoration architect Bruce Bowman, Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, Cameron Center, 207 S. Third St. With proclamation, the city of Wilmington quietly launched National Preservation Month during its May 5 meeting.

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  17. Hall of Fame inductees, scholarship recipients recognizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Lumina News

    The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame recognized four inductees and four scholarship recipients at it's banquet Sunday, May 3, which also marked the organization's 10th anniversary.

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  18. Wrightsville waterman remembered through ocean raceRead the original story

    Sunday May 10 | Lumina News

    The morning of Saturday, May 16, the ocean between Johnnie Mercers Pier and Crystal Pier will provide the course for an open water memorial swim. Racers will travel from across the country to participate, drawn to Wrightsville Beach by a similar motivation: to honor the life of Grey Liston and celebrate his adventurous spirit.

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  19. Staff photo by Allison PotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Lumina News

    The phone has stopped ringing at the Wilmington Film Commission. Hollywood producers are taking their business elsewhere, and that's not likely to change unless the General Assembly ups the ante by approving a more generous incentive program, says Johnny Griffin, who heads the commission.

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  20. TextRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Lumina News

    University of North Carolina Wilmington rising senior Rachel Armstrong sits at a small metal desk beside 7-year-old Rasu Montgomery, a worn paperback copy of the novel "Holes" between them. Armstrong reads a few paragraphs while Montgomery leans in, listening.

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