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MANNING CHOIR PREPARES FOR CHARITY CONCERT

Manning Valley choir singers are busily preparing for their newest charity concert series. The Silver Tone Singers will be putting on a concert called ‘the Magic of Music,’ with all proceeds going to homeless support services and helping victims of domestic violence. The concert will come to Tuncurry on October 21 and Taree on October 28. (VISION ONLY)

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LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDED CONSTRUCTION OF PORT MACQUARIE’S CSU EXPANSION

Kempsey’s Lahey Constructions has been awarded the contract to build stage two of the Charles Sturt University Campus in Port Macquarie. After its official opening in 2016, the campus has attracted significant numbers of local, international and out-of-region students. Stage-two will include additional teaching and learning spaces, a laboratory and a kitchen to support an extra 1800 students.

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KEMPSEY’S $6 MILLION CINEMA AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Construction of the new $6-million Kempsey Cinema is expected to be finished sooner than expected. Kempsey Shire Council has been told the complex should be finished by October next year. Investment company, Gowings, says it’s working closely with businesses to combat a possible loss of foot-traffic during the construction phase. The controversial cinema was given the green-light back in April.

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VISITORS CAUGHT WITH CONTRABAND AT KEMPSEY JAIL

Visitors to New South Wales correctional centres are being reminded to ensure their cars are contraband-free. It comes after a weekend blitz which resulted in at least 11 visitors being charged. Another eight have been prevented from entering centres at Kempsey, Lithgow, Shortland and others across the state. Officers seized a number of items including two replica firearms, knives, pepper spray, a machete, white powder and tobacco. (VISION ONLY – NO AUDIO)

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BLUEBOTTLE INFLUX AT COFFS COAST BEACH

Several beaches on the Coffs Coast were closed to the public today, due to wild weather and a sudden influx of bluebottles. Woolgoolga, Sawtell and Park Beach among those closed after the creatures washed ashore, creating a beautiful, but dangerous situation on the sand. Beachgoers are warned not to enter the water until conditions improve.

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