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Archive for April, 2009

Canine Relay of Life set for Saturday

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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The second annual Canine Relay for Life is Saturday at Halyburton Park in Wilmington.

Last year, 198 dogs and their owners took part and raised $13,000.

Event chair Dianne Jones was on WWAY’s Good Morning Carolina Monday as said she hopes to double the money raised this year.

“It’s a fun way to do a good deed for our community raising money for American Cancer Society research. Dogs are not allowed at the human relay, which is the following weekend, and that’s why we have this one, so we can have fun too.”

Registration starts at 8:30 Saturday morning at Halyburton Park on South 17th Street.

The fee is ten dollars per dog, which includes a bandana and treat bag for the canines and a t-shirt for their masters. The walk begins around 10 am.

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The second annual Canine Relay for Life is Saturday at Halyburton Park in Wilmington.

Last year, 198 dogs and their owners took part and raised $13,000.

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Rough weather causes repairs in downtown Wilmington

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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Repairs were underway early Monday morning after a weekend storm hit downtown Wilmington.

Repairmen were out replacing street signs ripped from the ground by high winds.

Crews covered several windows at Cape Fear Community College that were shattered during the storm.

At least nine windows and six street signs were damaged by the severe weather early Saturday morning. All the signs have now been replaced and windows have been covered until they can be repaired.

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Repairs were underway early Monday morning after a weekend storm hit downtown Wilmington.
At least nine windows and six street signs were damaged by the severe weather early Saturday morning.

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Driver fails to yield, hits pedestrian

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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Another pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Wilmington.

It happened around lunchtime Monday at the intersection of Grace and Front streets.

A woman was crossing the street, in the crosswalk, when a green Dodge Durango didn’t stop. The vehicle hit her while turning right onto Grace Street.

”She was walking across the street and it clearly said walk, and the Durango came around the corner and hit her ankle, clipped her, and it kind of jolted her and she fell up on the hood of the car and fell to her feet. She just came over here and she was clearly shaken up, very shaken up,” said witness Jen Schooley.

Although shaken up, the victim didn’t appear to have any major injuries.

The driver of the Durango was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian.

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Another pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Wilmington.

It happened around lunchtime Monday at the intersection of Grace and Front streets.

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Accused surfboard thief tracked down

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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Wilmington Police say they have tracked down a surfboard bandit.

Griffin Hornstein has been cited with two breaking and entering and two larceny charges.

Hornstein was spotted by video last week trying to sell a surf board that was reported stolen from a Wilmington home. His girlfriend, also seen in the video has not been charged.

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Wilmington Police say they have tracked down a surfboard bandit. Griffin Hornstein has been cited with two breaking and entering and two larceny charges.

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Wilmington council trip costs taxpayers more than $19K

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Nine Wilmington officials, including all seven City Council members, spent more than $19,000 on a recent trip to the National League of Cities annual conference, held in the nation’s capital last month.

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