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Archive for February, 2009

Bank foreclosed on Sellers’ house

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

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There is new information regarding a Brunswick County couple charged with burning down a home they owned on South Navassa Road.

According to the Brunswick County clerk, the bank foreclosed on 149 South Navassa Road back in 2004. That foreclosure was eventually dismissed.

Archie and Shelia Sellers are charged with second-degree arson and conspiracy after the property caught fire in November.

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There is new information regarding a Brunswick County couple charged with burning down a home they owned on South Navassa Road.

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Oak Island will have to wait on annexation of Long Beach Road area

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

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The town of Oak Island will have to wait to annex the neighboring Long Beach Road area.

Legal action by the Long Beach Road Association has led to a court hearing, scheduled for November 9th. That is two months after Oak Island was scheduled to annex the area.

Oak Island Mayor, Johnie Vereen, said the town will not be able to move forward with annexation plans until Long Beach Road residents are heard in court.

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Oak Island Mayor, Johnie Vereen, said the town will not be able to move forward with annexation plans until Long Beach Road residents are heard in court.

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Therapy device is step in the right direction for Wilmington man

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The NESS L300 Foot Drop System uses electrical currents to help John Schoen lift his right foot when he walks. “It’s basically a tingling vibration on the side of my leg,” he said.

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Officials warn about eating fish from Badin Lake

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A fish consumption advisory is in effect for Badin Lake, where high chemical levels pose a potential problem to consumers.

N.C. Division of Public Health officials said Wednesday that large mouth bass and catfish in the lake, located between Stanly and Montgomery counties, had elevated PCB levels. PCBs are
chemicals formerly used as coolants and transformer lubricants that were released into the environment through manufacturing or improper disposal and storage of electrical equipment.

Since 2006, the fish have been under statewide and regional mercury advisories. Officials advise pregnant or nursing women or children under 15 not to eat from the lake. Others should not eat more than one weekly meal including fish from the lake.

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

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A fish consumption advisory is in effect for Badin Lake, where high chemical levels pose a potential problem to consumers.

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Chicken Island? Oak Island ponders lifting livestock ban

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

In the land off Long Beach Road, which Oak Island plans to annex, families raise chickens, roosters and other livestock. So the town has decided to review its animal ordinance.

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