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Archive for January, 2009

Life Stories: Watching court shows just the tip of devoted marriage

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Billy Bradshaw had one wish for Christmas, to spend the holiday with his late wife of 52 years, Betty Bradshaw.<br>”Momma and Daddy never spent a Christmas apart in 52 years of marriage,” said daughter Carla Bradshaw. “I guess he just wasn’t going to let that ever happen.”<br>Billy died Dec. 24 from acute leukemia at the age of 77.

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Wilmington mayor’s ‘State of the City’ speech to focus on money issues

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

On Monday, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo will make his third annual ‘State of the City’ speech at City Hall. Saffo said in a phone interview that the speech will focus on the recession-driven financial challenges the city faces.

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Wilmington teacher’s mother honored by Obama on Inauguration Day

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

From New York’s Hudson River to the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. Kelly Parker and her family could never have imagined they would jump so quickly from one of their scariest to one of their coolest moments.

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New Hanover sees more murders, robberies in 2008

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Crime rates are falling in New Hanover County, but murders, robberies and burglaries are up for 2008, the sheriff’s office announced Friday.

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Chase debate: When should officers call off pursuit?

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s pursuit policy has been scrutinized recently after an early Christmas morning chase that ended in the death of 43-year-old Ronald Mark Berry.

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