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Archive for March, 2009

UPDATE: Man hospitalized after threatening to jump from Murchison Building

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

A man who threatened to jump from the top of the 11-story Murchison Building on Front Street in downtown Wilmington was taken to a hospital about 5:45 p.m. today, a police department spokeswoman said.

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Harp seal, dead whale spotted at Surf City

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Biologists said the stranding of a small sperm whale and the sighting of a harp seal, both in Surf City, were likely just a coincidence.

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Attorney General asks for names of sex offenders on MySpace

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

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Remember those 90,000 sex offenders MySpace recently identified and removed from it’s social networking site? More than 2,000 of them were registered in North Carolina.

In response to a subpoena from Attorney General Roy Cooper, MySpace has turned over the names, e-mail and IP addresses of convicted sex offenders with profiles on the site.

Competing social networking site Facebook has also found and removed more than 5,000 convicted sex offenders.

A North Carolina law in effect since December prohibits convicted sex offenders from being members of these sites because children are also members.

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Remember those 90,000 sex offenders MySpace recently identified and removed from it’s social networking site? More than 2,000 of them were registered in North Carolina.

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Sunset Beach delays start of curbside recycling

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Town officials have delayed the start of a curbside recycling program until after the tourism season ends.

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UPDATE: Teen in stable condition after being shot in Monkey Junction

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

A 17-year-old male was in stable condition Tuesday after he was shot in the neck earlier in the day in a house in the 500 block of Vallie Lane in the Monkey Junction area of New Hanover County, according to the county sheriff’s office.

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