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Archive for January, 2009

70-year-old shoots another man in the arm, police say

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

A man was shot at Solomon Towers on Castle Street Saturday morning. <br>A dispute between a 70-year-old man and a 50-year-old man ended when the older man shot the victim in the arm, according to Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Kathy Cochran. <br>The injury was not life threatening,

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Brunswick teen shelter project stalled as rule blocks long-term home

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Providence Home’s staff and board members had dreams of creating a place where children in need could live longer than their existing emergency facility allows.<br>But a Brunswick County ordinance preventing emergency facilities or group homes from being built within a half-mile of each other cut their plans short.

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Life stories: David Sloan known for action, not accolades

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Someone made the mistake of telling David Sloan that he could not do something. So David single-handedly raised more money than the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington had ever seen for their “Building and Growing” church renovation campaign.

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Southport officials decide not to vote on port

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Southport | Like most state and local officials, the members of this city’s Board of Aldermen are stopping short of taking a firm position on a massive international terminal planned for the small waterfront community.<br>The board has been quiet about the controversial $2.3-billion project since voting in 2006 to support it.

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As N.C.’s budget tightens, Medicaid concerns grow

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Next month, Wellington Adams will have his own family medicine practice.<br>Like many in the medical community, Adams has a close eye on what’s going on in Washington, where lawmakers are discussing Medicaid funding as part of a multi-billion dollar stimulus package.

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