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Archive for February, 2009

Vehicles collide after truck runs red light at Kerr and Market

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Traffic backed up on Market Street and North Kerr Avenue for about an hour this morning when a pickup truck ran a red light as a Land Rover tried to turn left from South Kerr on a green arrow at 7:25 a.m.

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Driver arrested in hit-and-run of firefighter’s wife

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

The driver who reportedly struck and killed a substitute teacher and mother of two in Pender County Monday has been arrested on a felony charge of hit and run.

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NC prison cell demand may outstrip supply

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Demand for prison cells in North Carolina is growing more quickly than the supply, but officials say there isn’t enough time or money to build more space.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that one lawmaker said reducing sentences for some crimes could free up thousands of cells and save construction costs.

Sen. Ellie Kinnaird said she plans to file a bill to steer nonviolent drug offenders to treatment instead of prison. The Orange County Democrat said a different sentencing approach could free up 4,600 prison spaces.

Projections from the state show that in the fiscal year beginning July 1, North Carolina will be short of prison space for about 2,300 inmates. The state’s 79 prisons now hold about 40,000
inmates.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Demand for prison cells in North Carolina is growing more quickly than the supply, but officials say there isn’t enough time or money to build more space.

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Golf clubs, alcohol stolen from Echo Farms Country Club

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

More than 20 bottles of liquor, six putters and a bag of used golf clubs were snatched from Echo Farms Country Club early Monday morning.

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YWCA honors strong women for 25th year

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

The mission of the Young Women’s Christian Association is "Eliminating racism, empowering women."In Wilmington, the YWCA Lower Cape Fear is seeking nominations to its 25th annual Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards. Some pretty impressive women have been past recipients:

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