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Archive for February, 2009

BCC fraternity brings students together for artistic pursuits

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Supply | Don’t expect to see wild frat parties on Brunswick Community College’s campus. But you could run into fraternity brothers and sisters there, united under the banner of the arts.

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Wilmington cabbies stunned by crash that killed colleague

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Shukil “Shak” Mohamed Rahimbux, 49, was killed when his cab was struck by a speeding motorcycle early Sunday morning at the intersection of Rogersville and Eastwood roads, officials said.

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Traffic advisories for Officer’s memorial service

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

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The police officer killed in an on-duty car crash will be honored Monday in Wilmington.

A memorial service for Officer Richard Matthews will take place Monday at 1:00 pm, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church on Eastwood Road.

If you are attending the service, or will be traveling through that part of town, be aware of possible delays. Eastwood Road from Cardinal Drive to Rogersville Road
will be closed for the horse-drawn caisson bearing the coffin to travel to the church between 12:15pm – 12:45pm. Motorists are asked to use an alternate route during this time.
This will be the only time that Eastwood is closed, however due to the memorial service for WPD Officer Richard Matthews, motorists should be aware of the potential for delays on Eastwood Road from noon through 3:00 p.m.

The church is large, but it’s believed it will fill up fast. No standing will be allowed, due to fire safety regulations. Attendees will be asked to turn off all cell phones and pagers.

Final services and burial for Officer Matthews will be conducted in his home town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Officer Matthews died early Wednesday morning. He was responding as back-up for another officer, when he swerved to avoid a box in the roadway, lost control, and hit a tree

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A memorial service for Officer Richard Matthews will take place Monday at 1:00 pm, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church on Eastwood Road. If you are attending the service, or will be traveling through that part of town, be aware of possible delays.

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Suspects in Cotton murder case convicted in another slaying

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The first suspects investigators considered in the 1999 murder of Kathleen Cotton were Jason Scott Dew and Billy Ray Aaron, two North Carolina men later convicted of theft and breaking and entering in connection with break-ins at several homes in the region, according to Star-News archives.

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Here Now: Effort aims to shed light on racial turmoil of Wilmington 10 case

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

This week, the area looks back to the events in February 1971 that led to the convictions of the Wilmington 10 — convictions that were later overturned.

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