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Archive for May, 2009

The Captain – What happens when a newspaper owes the government?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Staff writer Chris Mazzolini posted a blog this week examining the scary consequences that could occur when a newspaper (or any media, really) is literally indebted to the government. That’s the situation in Carrboro.

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Police identify victim in fatal Southport stabbing

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Police have identified the 62-year-old victim of an apparent homicide in Southport.Gladys Myrie of 307 W. 11th St., Southport, was found dead in her home Friday afternoon after a relative noticed broken glass and called police, Southport Police Chief J.V. Dove said.Brunswick County Coroner Greg White said the victim had been stabbed.

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UNCW grad finding his muse as a ship’s captain

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

While taking about 50 people for on a ride on the Pride of Baltimore II down the Cape Fear River on Friday, one woman boldly asked Capt. Jamie Trost, “When are you going to get a real job?”

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Life Stories – Gray was devoted to protecting the elderly

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Rebecca Gray showed up at her birthday party sans hair with her head fully henna tattooed. It would be the first of four henna tattoos, taking nearly 7 hours to have applied.Rebecca died May 3 from brain cancer at the age of 42.Her mother, Wilma Holden, remembers a toddler full of energy and curiosity.

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Brunswick coffers feel pain from stalled development

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Subdivision pioneers who bought early are not the only ones feeling the sting of “zombie” developments. Brunswick County’s government is also taking a hit from stalled residential developments.As of this month, tax collections were nearly $3 million short for the current fiscal year, Tax Collector Ken Perry said.

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