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Archive for April, 2009

‘One Tree Hill’ actor arrested in New York

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

A “One Tree Hill” regular surrendered to federal prosecutors Thursday in Brooklyn, according to the “New York Post.”

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NC community colleges to receive admissions report

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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ASHEBORO — North Carolina’s community college system is trying to figure out whether to change its policy barring the admission of illegal immigrants.

A state community college board committee meeting in Asheboro planned to receive Thursday a report from an outside consultant examining the issue. The Maryland-based JBL Associates also was expected to make policy recommendations.

A system spokeswoman said the full board will receive the report Friday but isn’t expected to discuss its contents until later.

The community college system decided in November 2007 that its 58 campuses must admit illegal immigrants. But the system reversed the decision six months later after a letter from the state Attorney General’s Office.

Federal officials said later it was up to each state to decide who can be enrolled.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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North Carolina’s community college system is trying to figure out whether to change its policy barring the admission of illegal immigrants.

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Power restored in Carolina Beach; outage caused by squirrel

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Power was restored after an outage that affected more than 10,000 customers in and near Carolina Beach, said Jeff Brooks, a spokesman for Progress Energy.

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A fox terrier was the topic of latest Dangerous Dog Appeals Court

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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Rebecca Blackmore is a 5th District judge for Pender and New Hanover County. In a judicial setting she’s normally in charge, but in this court her role was reversed. The judge witnessed a violent attack from a white fox terrier. “The dog had the hind end of the cat and the tail of the cat in his mouth and he was shaking his head back and forth like that,” she described.

The cat died a few days later due to complications from the injury. The declawed cat belonged to Mary Brickels. Claude and Joan Marshall own Molly, a 6-year-old, white fox terrier that somehow got off their property. Both parties were civil about the matter, but the panel was divided; a split vote does not occur often on Dog Court.

Whitney Doremus upheld animal control’s previous dangerous dog verdict. “My feeling is the dog is already living like a potentially dangerous dog would live. The dog did kill a domestic animal. I feel like we have a dangerous dog.”

John Barger disagreed. He found the terrier not guilty. “A fox terrier is going to go after something that it sees. It’s a sport. I don’t think it’s a vicious dog and it’s a shame this happened.”

After much debate, Joyce Bradley voted to uphold the dangerous dog decision. As a result, the fox terrier will have to live by all the restrictions that a dangerous dog label carries.

Some of the restrictions for the dog include being muzzled while outside, being in a secure enclosure and the dog will have to be supervised at all times. The dog will also have to be micro-chipped, and the owner will have to post “Beware of Dog” signs and “Dangerous Dog” signs.

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videoDangerous Dog Appeals Court was in session in New Hanover County Wednesday night. One case involved a district court judge, a fox terrier and a dead cat.

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After hit and run, driver crashes into 2 other vehicles

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

A witness followed the driver involved in a hit and run Wednesday, and as he drove away, the man hit several other vehicles, according to Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Lucy Crockett.

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