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Surfers Healing becomes part of this volunteer's family

starnewsonline.com — The day the StarNews arrived to interview and photograph Nikki Bascome,she had her hands full. What: Volunteers with Surfers HealingWhy: 'We try to give the families one day at the beach where they can forget all the burdens of autism,' Bascome said. 'They can go to the beach for one day and not worry about anything.

Wilmington man charged in Tuesday slaying near downtown

starnewsonline.com — A Wilmington man was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of a 20-year-old Wilmington man who was shot and killed earlier this week while standing in a driveway near downtown. Shaquan Malique "Beans" Boston, 20, of Orange Street died Tuesday in the 1100 block of Love Alley, near Nixon Street, at the edge of a driveway across from Warner Temple AME Zion Church.

Wilmington residents with Cuban ties celebrate shift in policy

starnewsonline.com — President Barack Obama's Wednesday announcement that diplomatic relations with Cuba will be re-established was welcome news to some Wilmington residents with Cuban ties. Obama also said the United States will ease economic and travel restrictions on Cuba, a communist island about 90 miles south of Florida.

L Shape Lot's drummer to cap time with band in final performance

starnewsonline.com — On a recent Sunday afternoon, laughter flowed between songs as Wilmington band L Shape Lot recorded for Carolina Pine, a YouTube series that pairs local musicians with businesses. The hard-driving guitar, rolling bass lines and baritone vocals sounded sweetly familiar to anyone who's heard this polished quartet over the past decade as it has evolved into a pillar of the local music scene.
Dec 18, 2014

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Wrestling rankings: Dec. 10

varsitynow.blogs.starnewsonline.com — The wrestling rankings are back! I have been compiling results over the past few weeks and finally have enough information to release my first set of rankings. As I was doing compiling the rankings, I realized we have a large group of guys back from last year.