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Archive for March, 2009

CFCC turnaround yields trip to national tourney

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The fifth-seeded Sea Devils stunned Region X last weekend, defeating a trio of higher-seeded foes to claim the championship and clip the nets at Brunswick CC’s athletic facility (Cape Fear promised Brunswick six new nets in return).

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Grand jurors first decided against murder charge in officer’s death

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

On Monday, after hearing from three of five witnesses who testified before the New Hanover County grand jury, the jury foreman marked an “x” in the box next to the words “Not a True Bill.”

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Brunswick teen in custody for multiple charges

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

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A Brunswick County teenager is in custody tonight for allegedly stealing a car, and driving it from Wilmington to Leland.

Just after 3:00 am on Thursday, a Brunswick County deputy saw an SUV pull out of a gas station, driving fast and recklessly.

He followed it into Magnolia Greens along Highway 17 in Leland. That’s when the 17-year-old lost control, and ran into an empty house.

The young man is facing charges including possession of a stolen vehicle, and drug charges.

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A Brunswick County teenager is in custody tonight for allegedly stealing a car, and driving it from Wilmington to Leland.

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Wave suspends drivers

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

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A handful of Wave Transit bus drivers have been suspended for using their cell phones while behind the wheel.

The general manager of Wave Transit operations would not confirm exactly how many were suspended. Nor would he release their names.

Wave transit would only say about four drivers have been suspended without pay for ten days.

The majority were suspended for a second offense; until they’re back on duty, part timers will pick up the routes.

Wave Transit said riders will not be affected by the suspensions.

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A handful of Wave Transit bus drivers have been suspended for using their cell phones while behind the wheel.

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Whats Happening: March 13-15

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

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The weekend gets started early on Thursday night with the 8th Annual Cine Noir Festival of Black Films. The four day festival includes independent documentaries, features and films by African-American filmmakers. It takes place at the Cameron Art Museum. It ends on Sunday.

Saturday, parents and parents-to-be do not want to miss the 8th Annual Cape Fear Maternity and Baby Expo at the Coastline Convention Center. More than 60 vendors will be there with everything you need from pregnancy to preschool. It runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tickets are five bucks for adults, kids 12 and under are free.

Downtown Wilmington may look a little green on Saturday. It is the 2nd Annual Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival. It takes place in the parking lot at the corner of Water and Princess streets from 12:00 until 6:00 p.m. There will be Irish music, dancing, food, beer and arts and crafts booths. Admission is three dollars. Kids 12 and under are free.

Green is hot these days. The Wilmington/Cape Fear Home Expo and Remodeling Show is this weekend. More than 70 vendors will be there focusing on green products, and the latest in home décor and construction. It takes place at the Cape Fear Community College Schwartz Center Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission is three dollars.

Four-legged friends are putting their paws to good use Saturday. It is the American Cancer Society’s Canine Relay for Life of Pender County. It runs from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Poplar Grove Plantation. The registration fee is ten dollars per dog.

You could see an abundance of motorcyclists, bicyclists and cars on the streets of Wilmington Saturday. That is because the Wilmington MS Support Group is holding a Poker Run ride. It begins at Britt Motorsports at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. A ten dollar donation is requested. Proceeds benefit MS research.

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videoWe hope you are in the mood for green this weekend. St. Patrick’s Day festivities will be in full swing; plus, green is the theme of a home expo.

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