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Archive for April, 2009

Women assaulted with baseball bat

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Wilmington police are searching for a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and assault early Monday.

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Mimosa Place resident finds three men in his garage

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Wilmington police charged three men with felony breaking and entering after a homeowner found them in his unlocked garage, according to a news release from department spokeswoman Lucy Crockett.

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Pet licenses proposed by Pender health chief

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Pender County officials are considering requiring pet owners to buy annual licenses and requiring kennels to obtain permits.

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Robber takes security guard’s wallet

Monday, April 6th, 2009

A security guard at a packaging business was robbed of his wallet early Saturday, officials said.The robbery occurred just after midnight at Corbett Package Co., 1200 Castle Hayne Road, according to a statement from Deputy Charles Smith, spokesman for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

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Hagan tours locations of local projects

Monday, April 6th, 2009


With federal stimulus money heading our way, Senator Kay Hagan toured sites in our area where the money will be flowing. She made two stops in our area that will see major changes in the coming months.

There is $ 6.1 billion headed to the state of North Carolina in stimulus money. Of that money, more than $800 million will go toward improving our streets, highways and bridges.

The town of Shallotte is lucky enough to get a piece of the pie. Senator Hagan toured the site where millions of dollars will be used to improve and extend an intersection along Main Street.

“These funds are going to allow our North Carolina DOT to improve our infrastructure and relieve the traffic congestion in Shallotte,” Hagan said.

The intersection in Shallotte is just one of the many “shovel ready” projects across the state, impacted by the stimulus bill.

Another project is Nesbitt Court, the Wilmington housing development which closed in 2007.

Senator Hagan surveyed the site where more than $1 million will be spent to demolish buildings. The demolition will make room for future development, and then create jobs. “When you think that we can build more single family affordable housing units here, that’s going to put people back to work, that’s going to put construction work going on,” Hagan said. “That’s going to have people buying furniture for housing, appliances…all of that is what will stimulate the economy and create more jobs.”

The Nesbitt Court property was built back in the 1930s. Now, what some call an eye sore will go away.

“We have on our agenda, is to take this blight and to turn it back into something wonderful for the Wilmington community. With the stimulus money we are going to be able to do that and we are very excited to be able to start that engine rolling,” said Bo Dean, the WHA Chairman.

The Wilmington Housing Authority is receiving a total of $3.6 million in stimulus money.

Officials said the Nesbitt Court project along with Hill Crest, Sunset Place and Taylor Homes properties will all benefit from the money.

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videoWith federal stimulus money heading our way, Senator Kay Hagan toured sites in our area where the money will be flowing. She made two stops in our area that will see major changes in the coming months.

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