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  1. Wilmington hosts two-day rugby tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Lumina News

    One of the largest rugby sevens tournaments on the East Coast will take place July 4-5 at Ogden Park. The Cape Fear men's and women's rugby clubs will play teams from all over the southeast region during the Cape Fear Sevens Tournament.

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  2. pipelineRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Lumina News

    Southport's July Fourth festival is one of the largest in the state, featuring arts and crafts vendors, a race, food and drink, live entertainment, kids' activities, a naturalization ceremony and more. For a full schedule of events, visit www.nc4thofjuly.com Warm up for July Fourth with the North Carolina Symphony's classic tunes like George Frederick Root's "The Battle Cry of Freedom" and pieces from the Civil War era.

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  3. Mystery and historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Lumina News

    The stories behind Wrightsville's unique landmarks uncloak the mystery that sometimes shrouds the history, and more often the whimsy, of beach-town living. Beachgoers crossing the Heide Trask Drawbridge into Wrightsville Beach might notice a lone palm tree and a single parking meter sprouting out of the Intracoastal waterway to the north.

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  4. Beachgoers beware: if in doubt, dona t go outRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Lumina News

    "Every time you walk over that beach access path, the first thing you should do is look at the surf," said Steve Pfaff, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Wilmington. "How big are the waves; are there flags flying a what does the flag mean?" Pfaff is more than a weatherman.

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  5. State panel appoints new elections board membersRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Lumina News

    The State Board of Elections has appointed three lawyers to the New Hanover County Board of Elections. Republicans Jonathan Washburn and Jamie Getty, and Democrat Tom Pollard were appointed June 30 and will take office July 21. Washburn, a real estate broker and lawyer, previously served 16 years on the elections board.

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  6. Filing begins July 6 for city and town electionsRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | Lumina News

    Filing begins at 8 a.m. Monday, July 6 for political office in Wilmington and the three New Hanover County beach towns and ends at noon Friday, July 17. Candidates wishing to file in person should go to the New Hanover County Board of Elections office in the government complex off South College Road.

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  7. Staff photo by Allison Potter. Lisa Beller pays Garland Meadows for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Lumina News

    Local officials have ramped up efforts to defeat legislative proposals that would take sales tax revenue from wealthier urban counties and give it to cash-strapped rural counties. A delegation from New Hanover County, Wilmington and the beach towns met last week with Senate and House leaders to discourage a redistribution, noting the significant impact the legislation would have on tax revenues.

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  8. Bridge run benefits CFCC student-athletesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Lumina News

    More than 300 adults and children gathered downtown at the Isabel Holmes Bridge for the fourth annual NewBridge Bank Bridge to Bridge Run on Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m. The 4-mile course took participants through historic downtown Wilmington to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. The event also included a 1-mile walk.

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  9. Artists wanted at ACES GalleryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Lumina News

    ACES Gallery is seeking proposals from New Hanover County-based artists, groups and independent curators interested in exhibiting work in the 414-square-foot space at 221 N. Front St., Suite 101.

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  10. Arts Council taking grant applicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Lumina News

    Monday, June 15, is the last day to submit applications to the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants. Organizations working to promote and develop cultural arts programing in New Hanover County are invited to apply for the grants.

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  11. Bill Creasy loved Wrightsville Beach and its historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Lumina News

    Bill Creasy always had the answer. For many years, he was a go-to fount of knowledge about all things Wrightsville Beach.

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  12. Officials, engineers learn how Wrightsville reduces runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Lumina News

    Around 45 state and local officials and civil engineers gathered in Wrightsville Beach to see firsthand a pioneer concept: using runoff reduction techniques to break the direct relationship between rainfall and runoff into local waters - and subsequent swimming and shellfishing advisories. The North Carolina Coastal Federation hosted the May 28 program, which included presentations and a tour of the project sites.

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  13. Locals, tourists spin in the sand during Port City Salsa SplashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Lumina News

    Latin ballroom enthusiasts flocked to Wilmington for the Fourth Annual Port City Salsa Splash May 29-31. The three-day festival included group lessons and outdoor dance parties.

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  14. Black and white reflectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Lumina News

    Whites and blacks engaged in similar activities, separately, is the thrust of a new exhibit of photographs at the Cape Fear Museum of History. Curator Jan Davidson sees it as a slice of American history bracketing the closeout of World War II before 1968.

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  15. Public may comment Friday on photo ID law implementationRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2015 | Lumina News

    The State Board of Elections will take public comments on plans for administering the photo identification requirement for the 2016 elections. Voters will be required to present one of several approved forms of photo ID before they will be permitted to cast ballots.

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

    May 28, 2015 | 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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  17. Historic preservation credits, increased film incentives pass House budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | 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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  18. Castle Street building, area cemeteries and churches among threatened sitesRead the original story

    May 27, 2015 | 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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  19. Shrew' kicks off summer theatre seasonRead the original story

    May 27, 2015 | 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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  20. Projects with passionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | 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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