Star-News is an American, English language daily newspaper for Wilmington, North Carolina, its surrounding area. It is North Carolina's oldest newspaper in continuous publication, it was owned by Halifax Media Group until 2015, when Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group. The Star-News has a circulation of 41,300 daily and covers a three-county region in Southeastern North Carolina: New Hanover and Pender; the paper was published in September 23, 1867, as the Wilmington Evening Star by former Confederate Major William H. Bernard. Shortly after first publishing the paper, Bernard changed the paper to come out in the morning and changed the paper name to the Wilmington Morning Star. "t was an ardent advocacy of white supremacy-a view never more demonstrated than in its coverage of the Wilmington race riots of 1898."In 1927, R. W. Page bought the Morning Star, in 1929 bought the city's afternoon newspaper, the Wilmington News-Dispatch, shortened to the Wilmington News. In 1929, the two papers began running a combined edition on Sunday, the Star-News.
Page and his family continued to own the paper until 1975, when it was acquired by The New York Times Company. From 1935 to 1970, the Morning Star was located in the Murchison Building on North Front Street in downtown Wilmington; the newspaper moved into its current location at 1003 17th Street South in 1970. On April 24, 2003. In 2018, the paper launched a podcast called "Cape Fear Unearthed," hosted by reporter Hunter Ingram; as a result of damage from Hurricane Florence in September 2018, the Star-News moved into a temporary location in the Harrelson Building, after operating from a Hampton Inn, WWAY, homes of staff. The Star-News never stopped publishing during the storm. List of newspapers in North Carolina Official website Archive of previous issues of Star-News on Google News
Ultra Hit Tracks is a mini compilation album released by Australian pop duo Savage Garden. The decision for the album's release was made after the success of Truly Madly Deeply – Ultra Rare Tracks, a compilation album issued in Japan in 1998. In 2000, Sony decided to release a similar album, this time containing five of the group's biggest hits; the compilation failed to sell more than 3,000 copies, however, a third Japanese compilation album was subsequently issued in 2000. "I Knew I Loved You" – 4:12 "The Animal Song" – 3:43 "Truly Madly Deeply" – 4:38 "To the Moon and Back" – 5:41 "I Want You" – 3:52
The 345th Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 350th Fighter Group stationed at Seymour Johnson Field, North Carolina, it was inactivated on 7 November 1945. Activated on 1 October 1942 at RAF Duxford, England by special authority of the USAAF by Eighth Air Force. Assigned to VIII Fighter Command, equipped with a mixture of United States personnel reassigned from the 31st and 52d Fighter Groups, Americans transferred from the Royal Air Force who had volunteered to join the RAF prior to the United States entry into the European War, 11 December 1941. Squadron was equipped with export/Lend-Lease version of P-39D Airacobra, designated Airacobra I by the RAF with additional aircraft, sold to France that been impounded by the British after the Fall of France; these aircraft were re-designated as P-400. Deployed to French Morocco and assigned to Twelfth Air Force where the unit engaged in combat during the North African campaign. Equipped with P-38 Lightnings from June to Sept 1943 each Squadron was assigned two P-38s to intercept and destroy high flying Luftwaffe reconnaissance aircraft sent to photograph the allied invasion fleet gathering along the North African coast for the invasion of Sicily.
Re-equipped with P-47D Thunderbolts, January 1944 and engaged in combat during Italian Campaign. Covered Allied landings on Elba in June 1944 and supported the invasion of southern France in August. Returned to Italy and fought in Po Valley, 1944–1945 until the end of the European War in May 1945. Demobilized and inactivated, 7 November 1945. Unit designation allocated to Pennsylvania Air National Guard, re-designated as 146th Fighter Squadron, 24 May 1946. Activated in England on 1 October 1942 by special authority granted to Eighth Air Force prior to constitution as 345th Fighter Squadron on 2 October 1942Inactivated on 7 November 1945Redesignated 146th Fighter Squadron. Allotted to Pennsylvania Air National Guard on 24 May 1946. 350th Fighter Group, 2 October 1942 – 7 November 1945 P-39 Airacobra, 1942–1944 P-400 Airacobra, 1942–1944 P-38 Lightning, 1943 P-47 Thunderbolt, 1944–1945 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
Maurer, Maurer, ed.. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556