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Archive for April, 2009

Seized drug money paid for helicopter’s fuel during egg drop

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Taxpayers did not pay for a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department helicopter to drop thousands of eggs for a church event, officials said Wednesday.

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Censorship prompts free speech talk at UNCW

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

When controversy erupted in March over an administrative decision to request that certain pictures be removed from an on-campus photography exhibit, Carlton Wilkinson decided students needed a forum.

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Comparison of trips to D.C.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

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The week before nine city officials spent $19,000 on a trip to D.C. for a conference, New Hanover County officials went on a similar trip.

Due to budget struggles, the county decided not to send all of the county commissioners to Washington.

The three county officials spent $4,300 on their trip to the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference. That’s more than $14,000 less than the city spent on their trip.

If the county had sent as many officials to its conference the cost would have been comparable.

City officials say they wanted to have more voices in support of Wilmington.

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The week before nine city officials spent $19,000 on a trip to D.C. for a conference, New Hanover County officials went on a similar trip.

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Three men sentenced for roles in Davis murder

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Three men involved in the Christmas Eve 2006 shooting of a 23-year-old Wilmington man were sentenced this week for their roles in the murder.

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What makes Calabash unique

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

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For our Cape Fear Pride series this month, we’re exploring the towns in southern Brunswick County.

We visited with students from Shallotte Middle School who are sharing stories of the different towns’ histories.

Today…a student video about Calabash, including the story behind a well-known reference to the town’s name.

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videoFor our Cape Fear Pride series this month, we’re exploring the towns in southern Brunswick County.

We visited with students from Shallotte Middle School who are sharing stories of the different towns’ histories.

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Associated poll

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