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Archive for May, 2009

Topsail student athletes facing multiple charges, including stealing guns

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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Two Topsail High School student athletes are in trouble with the law. Sean Sidbury and Jeff Kath are each facing three charges of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Pender County sheriff’s detectives say the two worked together breaking in to a total of six homes, stealing property totaling about $6,500.

When the two were caught, detectives say they were carrying guns they stole from one of those homes.

Sidbury was a standout football player and Kath, a member of the basketball team.

”What they do now is going to affect them the rest of their life and its even worse when you see certain individuals with so much particular talent to get tied up in things like this,” said Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith.

The Topsail High School principal declined comment.

Sidbury used to attend Hoggard High, and was expected to graduate from Topsail this year.

Pender County detectives say he was already on probation for a drug related charge.

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Two Topsail High School student athletes are in trouble with the law. Sean Sidbury and Jeff Kath are each facing three charges of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

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Marino on Money: May 28

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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This week we reviewed reasons for overspending. Usually, it is psychological. Some women become shop-a-holics who love to save money by purchasing items on sale. Who doesn’t love a good deal? Some men are collectors; what they purchase could be worth more money in the future.

Other men are known for big-ticket purchases. I just bought a new big screen TV. With that amount of money, my wife, who is a great shopper, could buy shoes for our family for the next 10 years. I hope the TV lasts a looonnng time.

To be a good steward of our finances, we must track where the money goes. Where do you spend money?

The other week, right in front of this station, a couple of students were walking by and I overheard their conversation. Someone said, “A dollar for that? I could get a soda for a dollar.”

I almost yelled, “You can get a whole 2-liter bottle for less than a dollar. Don’t waste it on one soda.”

Try looking at convenience purchases and impulse purchases. Start with those two categories, and you will find plenty of ways to reduce your spending.

And finally, if you chose to share this information with you spouse, please don’t mention my name.

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videoThis week we reviewed reasons for overspending. Usually, it is psychological. Some women become shop-a-holics who love to save money by purchasing items on sale. Who doesn’t love a good deal? Some men are collectors; what they purchase could be worth more money in the future.

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Gator causes unique wake up call in Brunswick County

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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It was a harrowing scene along Highway 17 in Brunswick County this morning. It was not a car accident that slowed traffic; instead it was wildlife officers trying to catch an alligator.

It was a different type of wake-up call for Pam Johnson and her family Thursday morning at their home on Highway 17 near Supply.

“Quarter to seven the doorbell rings, and someone is at my door asking if I knew that there was an eight-foot gator trying to get into our pond,” she explained.

Johnson did not know, so her daughter called 9-1-1 and wildlife officers were quickly on the scene, along with a dozen or so spectators.

The officers said this time of year alligators move from pond to pond looking for food and mates. “The right-of-way fence was keeping him from getting in it, so that’s why his nose was all cut up real bad,” said Officer Matt Criscoe.

Matt Criscoe and his partner got a rope on the gator and tied it to the fence. However, when they went to secure him and take him away, the rowdy reptile got loose.

The officers stayed calm and quickly caught the eight-foot-long, two-hundred-plus-pound bull again.

“You never know what kind of alligator you’re messin’ with. They could be calm. I’ve wrestled some that they never even opened their mouth; went with me. And you got some just like that that’s a little older, a little more irritable, and they tend to me a little more aggressive,” Criscoe said.

With the help of a deputy and trooper, the wildlife officers taped the gator’s mouth closed and his hind legs behind him. They then loaded him into a truck to release him in Green Swamp; a quiet end to an otherwise eventful morning.

“When that gator started opening its mouth and swirling around, anything could’ve happened,” Pam Johnson said.

Officer Criscoe said it’s important not to feed alligators because it draws the animals toward humans.

If you spot a gator that needs to be taken away, call law enforcement or the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission at 919-707-0030.

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videoIt was a harrowing scene along Highway 17 in Brunswick County this morning. It was not a car accident that slowed traffic; instead it was wildlife officers trying to catch an alligator.

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Reward money pooled together for information on Corey Vann

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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Earlier this week we reported that the family of Corey Vann, the man found dead along river road in January, is offering $2,500 in reward money for information about the murder.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office today announced that the money will be added to $2,500 it had posted through its Crime Stoppers.

That makes a total of $5,000 for anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest and conviction in Vann’s murder.

“We don’t discount any information we get, anything at all we follow up on, so whatever anybody’s got that they think is useful to us, we want it,” said Captain Donald Taft.

Detectives have interviewed about 80 people and have taken out seven search warrants in connection to Vann’s murder.

They do have a person of interest in mind.

If you have information, call Crime Stoppers at 800-531-9845.

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Earlier this week we reported that the family of Corey Vann, the man found dead along river road in January, is offering $2,500 in reward money for information about the murder. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office today announced …

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Drowning victim’s body washes ashore

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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The body of a young man who went missing in the ocean off Carolina Beach last weekend has been found.

Nineteen-year-old Angel Gonzalez got swept away Saturday, when swimming near the Hamlet Ave. beach access.

His body was washed ashore this morning, just down the beach from where he was last seen.

 
 
 

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The body of a young man who went missing in the ocean off Carolina Beach last weekend has been found.

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