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Archive for February, 2009

Man charged with assault, trying to steal 24-ounce beer

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Wilmington police arrested a 21-year-old man who they say assaulted a store manager while trying to steal a beer Monday night.The incident occurred at 7:07 p.m. at the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 1618 Dawson St., according to a statement from Lucy Crockett, spokeswoman for the Wilmington Police Department.

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Novant purchases property in Carolina Shores

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Novant Health has bought 12 acres in Carolina Shores, the health system announced Tuesday.Novant, partner with Brunswick Community Hospital, purchased the site at the corner of U.S. 17 and Persimmon Road for about $1.6 million.

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Myspace finds 90,000 sex offenders

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

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Myspace is a popular site to network and socialize, but it’s also popular territory for sex offenders to find prey.

Myspace admits to finding an alarming 90,000 sex offenders on its website. That’s 40,000 more offenders than the company previously reported.

A task force created by 49 state attorneys general studied internet safety. In a report released just weeks ago, the task force concluded cyber bullying poses a far more serious challenge than sexual solicitation on social-networks.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is a critic of the findings. He says the task force used outdated information in its research.

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Snow, fire danger in forecast for Wednesday

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Gusty winds and rapidly falling humidities will create an enhanced fire danger Wednesday afternoon across Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina, according to the National Weather Service.

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Early Risers: Getting an early move on

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

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When you are moving, sometimes it is easier to hire someone else to do the job. For the movers to be there at 8:00 a.m. sharp, that means they are at the office even earlier, getting ready for the day.

Turns out, movers have to get a move on pretty early in the morning. Managers at Two Men and a Truck get there at 6:00 a.m., to start looking over the trucks.

“The most important thing is making sure all the equipment on the truck. Just in case you need extra box dollies, appliance dollies, pads for baby grands obviously,” said manager, Tim Allen.

It takes a little more than an hour to go through the fourteen trucks and to make sure they have full tanks of gas. After managers do that, then the men who do the actual moving arrive. Mover Michael Mott said, “We get here, we find out where we’re going, what job we’re up against that day. We come out, crank the truck up, get it warm.”

Then, they also make sure their trucks are loaded with gear. “We take about 15 minutes to go over the truck to make sure we’ve got everything we need,” Mott said.

Once drivers double check their trucks then its time for them to head out, which typically happens around 7:30 a.m. in the morning.

The movers like to be at a customer’s home by about eight in the morning. Sometimes, they are only taking furniture and other belongings across town. Other times, they’re moving families across county and even state lines.

“Actually, I like the road trips. You get a chance to get away, kind of relax a little bit,” said Linwood Randolph.

With this job, the movers know what times their day will start. What they are uncertain about is when it will end. “The job may vary, you may get off at one o’clock you may get off at seven it’s like that,” added Randolph.

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