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  1. Wilmington firm awarded for design on Audi Cape Fear dealershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Lumina News

    The design firm behind a Wilmington auto dealership was recognized for the building's unique design by a national architecture magazine. Metal Architecture awarded the Becker Morgan Group with the 2015 Ribbed Metal Wall Panels Award for the triangular-shaped Audi Cape Fear building, located at 255 Old Eastwood Rd. The design firm, located Randall Parkway in Wilmington, said the design enhanced the "dynamic presence of the building."

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  2. Coastal Federation recognizes three locals with Pelican AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Lumina News

    A Wrightsville Beach business, a Wilmington resident and a local state representative are among those honored Friday, July 31 with the annual Pelican Awards from the North Carolina Coastal Federation for their efforts to "protect and enhance" the state's coast. Konrady and Son Construction, a Wrightsville Beach-based business, was recognized for its work in moving a 1948 beach cottage from its foundation to its new location in the town's historic square off West Salisbury Street, where it now serves as the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center.

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  3. Waste notRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Lumina News

    Each year in the United States, more than 130 billion pounds of food go to waste. Even with 30 to 40 percent of food left uneaten, more than 40 million people have unpredictable, insecure access to food.

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  4. Young SUPer nominated for national awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Lumina News

    Wilmington native Anna Blackburn is one of two North Carolinians nominated for an award from SUP Connect, a popular standup paddleboarding website. Fifteen-year-old Blackburn is a nominee for Grom of the Year 2015 and Wrightsville Beach paddleboarder April Zilg is a nominee for Woman of the Year.

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  5. Hearing on Duke permit for coal-ash discharge rescheduledRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Lumina News

    A public hearing on a discharge permit related to Duke Energy's planned coal-ash cleanup has been moved to Aug. 6, a day later than originally scheduled. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources said the change was required because "a Wilmington newspaper" failed to publish a paid notice 30 days before the meeting, as required by state law.

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  6. VIDEO: Drilling of new water, sewer lines in Flemington begins todayRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Lumina News

    A contractor for the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will begin drilling new sewer and water lines today, Tuesday, July 28, to connect residents in the Flemington area of Wilmington to CFPUA's central water system. By adding the new lines under the Cape Fear River, CFPUA will be able to connect the entire U.S. 421 corridor to the water and sewer system, the utility said in a press release.

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  7. Consultant: - road diet' for Market Street could make traffic worse in some spotsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Lumina News

    For years local officials have been mulling whether to put the street on a "road diet," turning that section into a two-lane road. Drivers familiar with the section west of Covil Avenue know what a white-knuckle experience it can be when the lanes narrow.

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  8. Wilmington City Council unanimously approves resolution to oppose offshore drilling, seismic testingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Lumina News

    The Wilmington City Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing in off the North Carolina coast at its Tuesday, July 21 meeting. "Why add to seismic activity when we already don't know 30 years from now what impact it may have in order to find something we oppose getting to once they find it?" said council member Laura Padgett.

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  9. New Hanover commissioners approve AAI incentiveRead the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | Lumina News

    AAIPharma will get $275,000 from New Hanover County and is seeking $225,000 from the city of Wilmington for an expansion of the company's headquarters here. The county commissioners approved their share of the payments by a 4-1 vote Monday.

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  10. Local spearfisher repeats as championRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Lumina News

    Edging out the competition by just three pounds, Dre Fleury earned the title of Wrightsville Beach Spearfishing Tournament master hunter for the second consecutive year. Fleury, of Wilmington, scored 73.2 pounds of catch over two-and-a-half days of spearfishing, while Brian Atack of Oak Island brought in 70.3 pounds.

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  11. Nonprofit to showcase teaching artistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Lumina News

    The nonprofit DREAMS of Wilmington will hold a visual art exhibit and performance featuring its teaching artists at Thalian Hall's Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre, 301 Chestnut St. "DREAM Builders: Artists Who Guide" opens with a reception Saturday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. The reception will be followed by a 7 p.m. performance.

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  12. Historic landmark commission discusses updating guidelines, mapping projectRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Lumina News

    The Wrightsville Beach Historic Landmark Commission discussed ratifying its guidelines to become a certified local government during a meeting Monday, July 13. The CLG program allows municipal governments access to federal grant money to restore historic structures. "The Historic Landmark Commission has operated under the same rules, guidelines and procedures since its formation in 1992.They need to be updated to meet the state historic preservation standards," said Zach Steffey, a Wrightsville Beach town planner.

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  13. New Christmas tree proposed for Port CityRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Lumina News

    A Wilmington developer and city councilman hope to establish a new holiday tradition in place of the former celebration at what was once known as the "World's Largest Living Christmas Tree." For more than eight decades, Wilmington families marked the holidays with a visit to the large oak tree on the grounds of the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant, where festivities included the tree lighting, visits with Santa and choir performances.

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  14. Surfalorus Beach and Board Expo, Pop-Up Cinema celebrate beach cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Lumina News

    Sweltering heat did not stop 175 ocean enthusiasts from attending the 4th annual Surfalorus Beach and Board Expo on the lawn of Tidal Creek Co-op on Saturday, July 11. The four-hour event was a partnership between Tidal Creek, Cucalorus Film Festival and Salty at Heart literary journal that celebrated ocean culture and promoted environmental awareness. As attendees browsed various booths in the early evening, DJ Quinn spun some surf tunes from artists like Jack Johnson, while the Michael Eakins duo provided laid-back acoustic music.

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  15. Sammy the sanitation workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Lumina News

    Just after sunrise each morning, Sammy Sanders arrives at the Wrightsville Beach Public Works Department with a smile and starts a garbage truck. He ensures the levers in the back are functioning properly so the truck can take him and his co-worker Andre Simpson on their garbage routes.

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  16. Former Congressman McIntyre steps into new role: lobbyistRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Lumina News

    Former Congressman Mike McIntyre left office six months ago, but he's still meeting with local officials and special interest groups. The only difference is, this time he's coming at issues from the perspective of a lobbyist.

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  17. City, county to join forces on recyclingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Lumina News

    The site of the shuttered WASTEC incinerator will soon become a recycling facility, taking in the junk residents and businesses in Wilmington and New Hanover County throw away. The county has signed an agreement with Sonoco, a packaging company, to process and find markets for recyclable waste.

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  18. Big Dig lecture dishes ICWW historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Lumina News

    Wrightsville Beach residents and visitors admire, traverse and photograph the Intracoastal Waterway daily, but few know the 3,000-mile waterway's complete history and function. Elaine Henson's one-hour presentation, the Big Dig, explains how the completion of the ICWW, built from 1929-1932, impacted southeastern North Carolina.

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  19. A good yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Lumina News

    Turtle enthusiasts statewide are clicking their heels - or their flippers - as the 2015 sea turtle nesting season, now about halfway over, is off to a successful start. The number of nests laid by the Caretta caretta, more commonly known as the loggerhead sea turtle, in eastern North Carolina has increased significantly over 2014.

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  20. Blair, King among first group of candidates to file for officeRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Lumina News

    Wrightsville Beach Mayor Bill Blair was among a group of early birds who filed to run for local municipal office this year. Elections will be held Nov. 3 in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach.

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