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Archive for March, 2009

At Wilmington-Jacksonville midpoint, Surf City cultivates commerce

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

“It’s a very high-growth area, and Surf City has utilities and they’re kind of braced for growth,” said Jeff Baran, a Raleigh developer involved in the construction of the Surf City Crossings retail center.

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Man threatens to jump from downtown Wilmington building

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

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There was a traffic tie-up and a tense situation in downtown Wilmington late Tuesday afternoon.

Around 4:30 p.m., police closed off a couple blocks of Front Street after a man threatened to jump from the top of the Murchison Building, on the corner of Front and Chestnut streets.

Trained negotiators spoke with the man on top of the building, and were able to get him down within about an hour.

He was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation.

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Around 4:30 p.m., police closed off a couple blocks of Front Street after a man threatened to jump from the top of the Murchison Building, on the corner of Front and Chestnut streets.

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Krispy Kreme van hits deer on Market Street

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

A Krispy Kreme delivery man had just dropped off a vanload of doughnuts when his vehicle struck a deer on Market Street Wednesday morning.

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Fourth case of rabies found in New Hanover County racoon

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

New Hanover County has found another rabid raccoon, the fourth case of the contagious disease so far this year. Officials urge residents to make sure their dogs, cats or ferrets are up-to-date on their rabies vaccines.

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Stolen handgun found on scene of Monkey Junction shooting

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Sgt. C.A. Brdenbeck of the sheriff’s office said the handgun, along with some jewelry and a PSP video game, matched the description of missing items from a reported break-in on Quail Ridge Drive in Wilmington.

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