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Pender County hit and run brings up issue of speed limit

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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Thirty-year-old Amy Kornegay, better known as Suzanne, was returning from her nightly walk Monday night. She was only a few hundred yards from home when she was struck and killed by a pick-up truck.

Pender County Highway Patrol has charged seventy-one-year old Amon Hall with felony hit-and-run and a misdemeanor for failing to file an accident report after the accident.

Highway patrol said Hall hit Kornegay then drove off, but later returned to the scene.

Volunteer firefighter Jamie Kornegay, the victim’s husband, was one of the first to respond.

Neighbors say something needs to change along Camp Kirkwood Road. “It doesn’t surprise me that it did happen, especially right there,” said Susan Lloyd, a Watha resident. “It was 6 o’clock at night, so it was almost dark and they were coming around that curve. We need to make it less than 55 all the way out to 117.”

Kornegay was a substitute teacher at Penderlea School and a clerk at Knowles Accounting in Wallace.

The family will hold funeral services tomorrow at Padgett Funeral Home in Wallace.

Kornegay is survived by her husband and two sons, 11-year-old Brodie and 6-year-old Colby.

The family has started a memorial fund. For more information contact the Bank of America in Wallace.

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Pender County Highway Patrol has charged seventy-one-year old Amon Hall with felony hit-and-run and a misdemeanor for failing to file an accident report after the accident.

Highway patrol said Hall hit Kornegay then drove off, but later returned to the scene.

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ILM receives more than $900,000 in federal funds

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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There was a big grant for Wilmington International Airport Wednesday. ILM has received more than $900,000 in federal funds for airport improvements.

The money was awarded by the US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. ILM will use the money to improve the airport ramp; the area planes use to load and unload passengers.

Airport Deputy Director, Julie Wilsey said the grant will benefit more than the airport. “Of course that is very good for the local economy because that does help the local contractors and people in the area to do work for the airport.”

Wilsey said the contract has not been awarded as of yet. Once construction begins, she expects it to take about four months before the work is completed.

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ILM will use the money to improve the airport ramp; the area planes use to load and unload passengers.

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Titan asks to be subjected to tougher air quality standards

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Titan America officials have said repeatedly they aren’t trying to dodge tougher limits on mercury pollution from their proposed cement plant.

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Child sex defendant wants judge to toss case

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

An attorney for a 44-year-old Wilmington man argued Wednesday that search warrants that lead to his client’s arrest on child sex charges be dismissed because they were based on false information.

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“Beam signing” indicates there’s no turning back on Convention Center

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

These names will be forever attached to Wilmington’s convention center.

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