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Archive for April, 2009

NC troopers ticket thousands for speeding

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina state troopers and local police have ticketed thousands of speeders in the past two weeks during spring highway safety campaigns.

The patrol and local authorities last week wrapped up a two-week speed enforcement campaign across North Carolina that resulted in more than 38,000 citations being issued as of April 12. Local police wrote more than 19,000 tickets and troopers wrote more than 18,000.

Troopers also wrote 965 tickets last week during a campaign to target speeders in work zones along major highways.

Authorities say driving too fast is the leading cause of wrecks and highway deaths.

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

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North Carolina state troopers and local police have ticketed thousands of speeders in the past two weeks during spring highway safety campaigns.

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Intersection of Wrightsville, Independence reopens after gas leak

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

The gas line broke just after 11 a.m., according to a New Hanover County dispatcher. The intersection remained blocked for about an hour, with drivers being asked to take other routes.

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Power out in and around Carolina Beach

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

More than 10,000 customers in and near Carolina Beach are without power this morning after a shutdown at a substation, said Jeff Brooks, a spokesman for Progress Energy.

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Major David Smithey wants consideration for sheriff

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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A familiar face from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office wants the top job when Sheriff Sid Causey retires this summer.

Thursday afternoon, retired Major David Smithey plans to announce he wants to be considered by the Democratic Party to be Causey’s replacement.

Causey opted to take an early retirement package from the county, and will step down July 1st. Recently, Sheriff Causey recommended Chief Deputy Ed McMahon take his place.

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A familiar face from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office wants the top job when Sheriff Sid Causey retires this summer.

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Online game developer gives advice to CFCC students

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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A big name in the online gaming industry paid a visit to Cape Fear Community College Wednesday.

Andrew Young is Vice President of Art and Design for Adveractive, one of the world’s leading online game developers, in Greensboro. He showed students some of his drawings, and gave them tips on getting to the top.

“One of the biggest deals when you have an arts degree is what do you do with it when you get out,” Young said. “So what we’ll be talking about is how you take your arts skills and apply to the real world.”

Young stressed the importance of taking advantage of class time and every possible opportunity that crosses your path.

He also told students the only way to find your path is to stay open-minded and try new things.

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A big name in the online gaming industry paid a visit to Cape Fear Community College Wednesday. He showed students some of his drawings, and gave them tips on getting to the top.

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