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Archive for April, 2009

Murder Mystery Remains Unsolved

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

One year after the remains of two women were found in a wooded area off of Carolina Beach Road, the murder investigation is still unsolved.

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South Brunswick teachers suspended

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

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Five South Brunswick High School employees have been suspended after leaving a mentally disabled student behind during a field trip.

It happened Friday at Greenfield Park in Wilmington.

Two teachers, two therapeutic assistants, and a teacher assistant who is also a bus driver have been suspended.

A full investigation is underway.

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Five South Brunswick High School employees have been suspended after leaving a mentally disabled student behind during a field trip.

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Jeff Gordon hosts Shred It

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

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Dozens of people came out to Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Saturday for Shred It.

People lined up to have personal documents like pay stubs, bank information, and old receipts properly shredded.

Sarah McCurry of Sunset Beach said protecting themselves from identity theft is one of the reasons the came out. “I just retired last year and had a lot of real estate files that had to be shredded. Also, we’ve moved and had quite a few things, so the back end of our 4-Runner was packed with boxes to the ceiling.”

Cintas Service used its professional shredders to destroy the documents.

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Dozens of people came out to Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Saturday for Shred It.

People lined up to have personal documents like pay stubs, bank information, and old receipts properly shredded.

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Carousel Center benefit; what happens in Wilmington, stays in Wilmington

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

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Las Vegas came to life Saturday night in downtown Wilmington for a fundraiser benefiting the Carousel Center.

Wilmington civic and business leaders and elected officials gathered to help the center, which is a non-profit organization that helps sexually abused children.

In fact, around 25% of the Carousel Center’s operating budget comes from this annual fundraiser.

“We serve 15 counties and we act as a voice for the kids. We do medical and mental health services and we do educational pieces as well,” said Executive Director April Pickett.

Saturday night’s star-studded affair showcased several showstoppers, just like in Las Vegas.

Gala chair Mary Barto ran down the roster. “The Blue Man Group is here, Carrie Underwood is here. Elvis is here. We’ve got Cher and Tina Turner. Everybody you see in Vegas is here, Barry Manilow, Wayne Newton. We’ve got a few living ones and a few that aren’t living anymore,”

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videoLas Vegas came to life Saturday night in downtown Wilmington for a fundraiser benefiting the Carousel Center.

Wilmington civic and business leaders and elected officials gathered to help the center, which is a non-profit organization that helps sexually abused children.

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Myrtle Beach fires under control, but winds could still cause problems

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

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It has been days since massive wildfires broke out in Horry County. Fire crews from three states have been working around the clock to get the situation under control.

“It has been exciting and tiresome,” said Glen Callahan of the Clarkton Fire Department.

South Carolina Forestry officials said as of Saturday afternoon, the blaze that chewed through 31 square miles was 85 percent contained.

However, winds out of the south are still causing problems in some areas.

“The wind definitely has a lot of effect on it. It is causing hot spots to flair up,” said Cypress Creek Fire Chief Edwin Ezel on Saturday.

Holly Welch of the SC Forestry Commission said it will still be a few days before all of the fire is contained.

For those who have homes in the area its now safe for them to return. If they have homes to return to as more than 75 homes have been destroyed. Miraculously, there are no deaths or related injuries.

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It has been days since massive wildfires broke out in Horry County. Fire crews from three states have been working around the clock to get the situation under control.

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