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  1. Judge rules alderman's son was not the victim of excessive force by policeRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Lumina News

    A federal judge has ruled in favor of Wrightsville Beach and two police officers accused of excessive force and other civil rights violations by the son of Mayor Pro Tem Darryl Mills. Adam Mills was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired Nov. 8, 2011 - the same night his father was elected to the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen.

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  2. Wilmington man swims 12.6 miles in Wrightsville Beach for MARSOC fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Lumina News

    To honor 11 fallen U.S. Marines and National Guardsmen, while also raising money for a group to support them, a Wilmington man swam more than 12 miles around Wrightsville Beach on Saturday, Aug. 29, completing one of the longest known open swims around the beach. While the route was originally planned for 11 miles, the current and winds stretched it out to nearly 12.6 miles.

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  3. Hearing set on Figure Eight terminal groinRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Lumina News

    Residents will have the chance to comment on a revised environmental impact statement on Figure Eight Island's plan to build an erosion-control structure, known as a terminal groin, at a public hearing scheduled for Sept. 2. The hearing by the Army Corps of Engineers will be at 6:30 p.m. at Ogden Elementary School, 3637 Middle Sound Loop Road.

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  4. Photo courtesy of Henry Singletary.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Lumina News

    In honor of 11 U.S. Marines and National Guardsmen killed in a helicopter crash this year, a Wilmington man will swim around Wrightsville Beach on Saturday, Aug. 29 to raise money for an organization providing support for Marines and their families. Seasoned long-distance swimmer Henry Singletary will swim approximately 11 miles over the course of more than six hours as part of a fundraiser he organized.

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  5. pipelineRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Lumina News

    The Girls' Choir of Wilmington invites female singers of all experience levels to come to the First Baptist Church Activities Center and try out. Auditions for ages 9-12 will take place 5-6 p.m. and ages 12-18 will audition from 6-7 p.m. To learn more, email Jennifer Moyer-Bethell at [email protected] or visit www.girlschoirofwilmington.org Witness pre-17th century, European-style combat, fashion and games in Hugh MacRae Park's equestrian ring.

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  6. New parks transform urban space into oasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Lumina News

    Two of the newest parks in New Hanover County aren't expansive green spaces, but small urban plots attached to the Cape Fear Museum and the main public library downtown. Both are being developed with money from the county's share of the $35.5 million green space bond voters approved in 2006.

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  7. Compost 101Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Lumina News

    Both experienced farmers and novice gardeners learned how to turn table scraps into nutrient-rich soil during a compost workshop hosted by the New Hanover County Arboretum on Friday, Aug. 21. Composting is the process of converting organic waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer. Dave Silvia, who co-owns Centripetal Farms with three other farmers and was one of the presenters at the Compost 101 workshop, said people have used it since the early Roman Empire.

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  8. Cameron Art Museum adds tactile exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Lumina News

    A collection of translucent plastic orbs that shine colored lights and make sound when touched are among the seven pieces of artwork that make up "Response is the Medium," a new interactive exhibit in the Cameron Art Museum. The exhibit is intended to not just be seen, but to be experienced.

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  9. Group home residency limits still up in the airRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Lumina News

    In an odd turn of events Monday, the New Hanover County Commissioners approved, reconsidered and finally tabled a proposed six-resident limit on group recovery homes. The unorthodox move was the result of two extended discussions over a nonprofit group's original request to allow up to eight residents per group home in residential neighborhoods.

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  10. Students blast Wrightsville BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Lumina News

    University of North Carolina Wilmington students play in the ocean near Crystal Pier Tuesday, Aug. 18 during Beach Blast. About 3,000 students attended the annual back-to-school party held by the UNCW campus activities and involvement center.

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  11. pipelineRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Lumina News

    All who attend the Compost 101 Workshop at the New Hanover County Arboretum will learn the benefits of composting along with multiple methods of creating compost material via hands-on demonstrations in the garden. Each attendee will receive handouts and materials to take home.

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  12. City of Wilmington logoRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Lumina News

    The Arts Council of Wilmington and Wilmington Downtown Incorporated are among six organizations benefitting from funding designed to promote cultural arts and economic development. The Wilmington City Council unanimously passed a resolution during its Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting to allocate funding from its newly adopted budget to six local nonprofit organizations.

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    Wednesday Aug 19 | Lumina News

    A collection of the area's top young tennis talent will travel to South Carolina this weekend to challenge some of the best players in the southeast region. Three Wilmington tennis teams advanced to the USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis Section Championships Aug. 21-23 in Lexington County, S.C., including an under-10 advanced team and under-18 intermediate and advanced teams.

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  14. Supplied photo courtesy of Matthew Leavell. Wilmington artist Matthew ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Lumina News

    Sculptures, paintings and other forms of visual art will fill Landfall's Dye Clubhouse during the 16th Annual Landfall Art Show and Sale, a three-day event Aug. 20-22 that will provide 100 emerging and established artists from North Carolina an opportunity to both display and sell their work. All of the artists' registration fees and 30 percent of the sale's proceeds will benefit the Landfall Foundation, a charitable organization that helps fund area nonprofits.

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  15. Group home residency limits still up in the airRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | Lumina News

    In an odd turn of events Monday, the New Hanover County Commissioners approved, reconsidered and finally tabled a proposed six-resident limit on group recovery homes. The unorthodox move was the result of two extended discussions over a nonprofit group's original request to allow up to eight residents per group home in residential neighborhoods.

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  16. Ninth annual SARUS Festival brings experimental art to WilmingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Lumina News

    The sarus crane, the tallest flying bird in the world, is famous in India for its unique dance ritual. Its annual namesake SARUS Festival in Wilmington, which opens Aug. 15, is quickly becoming renowned for more than only dancing, leading planners to expand the event from four days to nine this year to accommodate the workshops and art-related events.

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  17. Staff photos by Emmy Errante. Matt Collogan grows basil, tomatoes and other greens in his backyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Lumina News

    Some families have a swimming pool, a willow tree or a swing set in their backyard. Matt Collogan has a greenhouse, a chicken coop, a compost facility and an assortment of fruit and vegetable plants.

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  18. Compromise sales tax proposal still hits New Hanover County, Wrightsville Beach, officials sayRead the original story

    Friday Aug 7 | Lumina News

    An effort at compromise on a proposed sales tax revenue distribution in the state legislature would still have a multi-million impact on the New Hanover County budget and cost Wrightsville Beach an estimated $123,000 in revenue, county officials told Lumina News Friday, Aug. 7. Under the new proposal spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, R-Onslow, sales tax revenue would be split 50/50 between the county where it is collected and by population.

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  19. Permit would allow Duke Energy to violate pollution limits, speakers sayRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 6 | Lumina News

    A permit allowing Duke Energy to pump wastewater from its leaking coal-ash ponds into the Cape Fear River and Sutton Lake does not go far enough to protect water quality, several speakers said during a public hearing Thursday. "Duke Energy has earned nothing less than intense scrutiny," said Kemp Burdette, the riverkeeper with Cape Fear River Watch.

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  20. Parks and Recreation adds farmers market vendorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Lumina News

    "That's the biggest it's ever been," said Katie Ryan, the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Department program supervisor, during a meeting on Monday, Aug. 3. "Fortunately, we haven't had all of these there at once because it would be very crowded. The most we've ever had at one time is 28, and that's a lot."

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