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Archive for August, 2008

Hurricane forecasters add more storms to predictions

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Miami | Federal forecasters on Thursday upgraded their outlook for this Atlantic hurricane season to include two more named storms than previously predicted.<br>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projects an 85 percent probability of an above-normal season – up from 65 percent in May.

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Blotter: Firebelly employees assaulted at closing time

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

An hour after they were kicked out of the Firebelly Lounge early Wednesday morning, three men returned and assaulted bar employees, police said.<br>A bartender and another employee were taken to a hospital with stab wounds, according to a statement from Lucy Crockett, spokeswoman for the Wilmington Police Department.

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Early College students embrace campus life

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Supply | Elizabeth Hernandez says she’s afraid of what the college kids might think of her.

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Another female officer quits Oak Island force

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Another Oak Island police officer has resigned and said she faced sexual discrimination on the job.<br>Leah Welch, a telecommunications officer since September 2006, said she could not take the situation anymore.

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Blotter: One armed robber thwarted; another gets money

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

A victim fended off a gun-wielding, bicycle-riding armed robber Thursday morning in a parking lot in Wilmington, police said.<br>The attempted robbery occurred at 1:55 a.m. in an apartment complex next to the 5000 block of New Centre Drive, according to a statement from Lucy Crockett.

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