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Archive for May, 2009

Southport man is behind bars after break-ins

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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A Southport man is behind bars in connection to a string of break-ins. Shawn Brennan is charged with breaking and entering, robbery and possession of stolen goods.

Southport Police and Brunswick deputies linked Brennan to at least six break-ins along Howe Street in Southport.

Brennan is also believed to be responsible for setting a local law firm on fire after breaking in. Officers arrested him after he allegedly robbed a convenience store and police dogs followed his trail.

Brennan is in the Brunswick County Jail under $110,000 bond.

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A Southport man is behind bars in connection to a string of break-ins. Shawn Brennan is charged with breaking and entering, robbery and possession of stolen goods.

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Will smoking ban hurt area businesses?

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Some area restaurant owners worry the smoking ban may hurt their business.

“I think people are going to come out and eat anyway. Our place is kind of a family place. We have a lot of neighborhood people who come out here, I believe they will still come anyway. I don’t think they will be very happy about it but I think business will still continue,” said Melissa Allen, staff manager at Ezzell’s.

WWAY also spoke to the manager at Fat Tony’s, who says he hopes customers will continue to support their restaurant.

He hopes smokers will take advantage of their outdoor seating areas.

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Some area restaurant owners worry the smoking ban may hurt their business while others hope smokers will take advantage of their outdoor seating areas.

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River Road developer will save money by joining city

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Wilmington’s annexation of property planned for development by Newland Communities could save the developer millions of dollars.

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Remembering Ted Sampley, outspoken POW activist

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I wrote this column after interviewing Ted Sampley. It was published Sept. 12, 2004. At the time, my column was an opinion column called “Common Sense.”Sampley died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, after experiencing problems from recent heart surgery. The former Wilmington resident lived in Kinston and died at the VA Medical Center in Durham.

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Whats Happening: May 15-17

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Immerse yourself in Greek heritage this weekend. Greek Fest has returned to Wilmington. Good food is not all you’ll enjoy; there will be music, Greek dancing, a gift shop and even church tours. It is at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Hours are noon until 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Noon until 8:00 p.m. Sunday. A three dollar admission fee gets you in all weekend.

Friday, it’s the 4th Annual Tour of Homes at Wrightsville Beach. Six waterfront homes are on the tour, as well as the Wrightsville Beach Museum. The tour begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 for the tour or $30 for the tour and lunch.

Get ready to tickle your funny bone. Friday and Saturday is the 2nd Annual Port City Top Comic Stand-up Comedy Contest. It is happening at City Stage at Level Five. Admission is five dollars. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. with shows starting at 9:00 p.m.

Pender Spring Fest is Saturday. Opening ceremonies are at 9:30 a.m. There will be dancing, arts and crafts, and food and games. If you want to go, it is at Courthouse Square.

It is your chance to get your hands on a piece of history. Saturday, it’s the Burgwin Wright House Big Attic Sale. You can buy lamps, linens, silverware and other household treasures. The entrance fee is two dollars.

Walk Fido, and protect him at the same time. Capeside Animal Hosptial and BB&T are sponsoring a dog walk. It begins at the Brunswick Forest BB&T. It runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The first 20 people will get a free rabies vaccine for their pet.

You can also get a free rabies vaccine Saturday in New Hanover County. Bring your pet’s latest rabies vaccination records with you to Ogden Park, off Market Street. The clinic runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, it is Oak Island’s 10th Annual Garden Tour and Plant Sale. The garden tour is from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.; the plant sale is from noon until 4:00 p.m. It is at the Oak Island Rec Center. You can get tickets there in advance for six dollars. The day of, tickets are eight dollars. There is no admission fee to the plant sale.

You can always find out what’s happening by going to our Community Calendar page.

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videoAll weekend long, you can tempt your taste buds with a trip to the Mediterranean, sort of. It is Greek Fest. Plus, there are home tours, garden tours and even a spring festival.

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