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Archive for December, 2008

Three charged in county landfill probe

Friday, December 12th, 2008

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has rounded up two brothers and a former county employee in an illegal landfill discount scheme.<br>Roger and George “Butch” Saunders, partners in Superior Waste Services Inc., are both charged with felony conspiracy and 16 counts of obtaining property under false pretenses, court records show.

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Report says NC liquor stores have problems

Friday, December 12th, 2008

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Hard times mean more free school lunches

Friday, December 12th, 2008

There is such a thing as a free lunch. And school districts locally and across the country report that kids are eating many more of them as the flailing economy hits families hard.

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A typical teen with two college degrees … and counting

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Fourteen-year-old Julia Nepper graduates from Cape Fear Community College this month with two associate’s degrees, one in arts and one in sciences.<br>Since starting college at age 11, Julia maintained a perfect 4.0, and still found time to chat with her friends online, practice piano and play soccer.<br>But don’t call her a prodigy.

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Celebrating a saint with a brass band, devotion

Friday, December 12th, 2008

The feast day for Our Lady of Guadalupe is Dec. 12, but the festivities of devotion to the patron saint of many Mexicans began late Thursday night and stretched into the early morning hours Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church.

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