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Archive for May, 2009

Day of prayer unites many across Southeastern N.C.

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Carrying a red flag bisected with a diagonal black bar – the flag of her native Trinidad and Tobago – Lisa Hamilton gazed and smiled at the people applauding as she and dozens of volunteers walked around the basketball court at Trask Coliseum Sunday. But the event wasn’t an off-season basketball game.

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Retiring firefighters taking 320 years of experience with them

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Next month, after more than 45 years as a city firefighter, Brown, 67, is calling it quits, opting to take retirement incentives offered by the city, which faces a budget crisis.

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No injuries after candle sparks Colonial Parke apartment fire

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Wilmington | A woman accidentally knocked over a lit candle, causing a fire to break out Sunday afternoon in her apartment.The Wilmington Fire Department responded to the apartment fire in building 5022 of Colonial Parke Apartments on Hunt Club Road, off New Centre Drive, just after 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Rapist extradited to Brunswick after capture in Central America

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Bolivia | A fugitive who was apprehended in Belize, Central America, was brought back to Brunswick County and will be sentenced Monday morning for convictions of statutory rape, indecent liberties with a child and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Humane society volunteers to speak out for demoted sergeant

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Volunteers for the Topsail Humane Society plan to tell Pender County commissioners their concerns about a sergeant who was demoted for participating in rescuing animals from a farm in Hampstead.

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