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Archive for February, 2009

Family survives after car jumps median, rolls three times

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

A two week old baby boy survived a roll down a hill in his parents’ car Tuesday morning, suspended upside down in his car seat when the vehicle came to rest.

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NC judge orders dogs from fighting ring destroyed

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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WILKESBORO, N.C. — A North Carolina judge has ordered that more than 125 pit bulls be destroyed even though animal advocacy groups offered to have the dogs evaluated before determining their fate.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Superior Court Judge Ed Wilson Jr. ordered Monday that the animals seized from a dogfighting ring be destroyed. County officials said Wilson didn’t have a choice because of state and county laws regarding the definition of dangerous dogs.

The 127 pit bulls, including about 60 puppies, were seized Dec. 10 during a raid.

Best Friends Animal Society had offered to pay to have the dogs evaluated and to spay or neuter the adoptable ones.

Three people have pleaded guilty in the case.

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

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A North Carolina judge has ordered that more than 125 pit bulls be destroyed even though animal advocacy groups offered to have the dogs evaluated before determining their fate.

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School crossing guard, 85, struck, killed by SUV

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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EDEN, N.C. — An 85-year-old school crossing guard has died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in front of an elementary school.

Eden police said Bennie Thomas Eanes died at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Monday afternoon from injuries he received after being struck in the morning.

Police charged 40-year-old James Anthony Stallings with one count of careless and reckless driving and one count of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Stallings was placed under $10,000 unsecured bail and is scheduled to appear in Rockingham County District Court on April 16.

A jail supervisor declined comment on Stallings’ status Monday evening.

Authorities said Stallings was making a left turn out of the school parking lot when he struck Eanes, who was standing in the middle of the road directing traffic.

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

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An 85-year-old school crossing guard has died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in front of an elementary school.

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Club makes plans for 30th annual Coastal Living Show

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The 30th annual Coastal Living Show will be April 18-19, but planning for it began just as soon as last year’s show ended. Producing the annual fundraiser is a year-round labor for the Wilmington Woman’s Club.

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Federal grants add firefighters in Oak Island, New Hanover

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Thanks to a significant federal grant, Oak Island will find it easier to staff its new fire station on the mainland.

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