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Archive for February, 2009

Two arrested after police find 50 bags of heroin

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Fifty bags of heroin stamped with “Star Legend” in green ink were found after a silver Chevrolet Impala was stopped on 18th Street between Pender and Columbia avenues.

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2 Killed In Wilmington Auto Accident

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

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Two men are dead after an early morning crash between a taxi and motorcycle on Eastwood Road.

26-year-old William Wilson Ward Jr. and 49-year-old Shukil Mohamed Rahibaux are both dead after the crash. Police sayid Ward was speeding on a motorcycle down Eastwood Road. He hit a taxi making a left off Rogersville Road. Both vehicles caught fire.

Police said the impact was so extreme that after the fire was extinguished, the motorcycle driver was found inside the taxi.

Eastwood Road was closed for more than 5 hours while clearing the wreckage.

Rahimbaux, the taxi driver, owned Kat’s Taxi in Wilmington.

Ward had been cited earlier this month for driving without a license.

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Two men are dead after an early morning crash between a taxi and motorcycle on Eastwood Road. 26-year-old William Wilson Ward Jr. and 49-year-old Shukil Mohamed Rahibaux are both dead after the crash.

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Brunswick sheriff taps SBI retiree for new internal affairs post

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Bolivia | Mark Francisco stared at his N.C. State Bureau of Investigation retirement certificate and reflected on a six-year case that resulted in the conviction of the sheriff and more than 20 officers in Robeson County.

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Life Stories: Beloved father ‘could make anything grow’

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Former beekeeper Floyd Phelps found the cure for his arthritic thumb: Letting some of his bees sting him.And his daughter Sonya Fortescue has followed her father’s natural remedy.“I know one (bee) stung me beside my nose, and my sinuses were clear for days,” she said.

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New Hanover might ban boaters from dumping human waste

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

New Hanover County could become the first in the state to prohibit boaters from dumping human waste into its coastal waters.The Clean Water Act allows governments to establish “no discharge zones” that outlaw boaters from dumping any waste – even if its treated by an onboard sanitation system – within designated waters.

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