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Archive for June, 2009

New bus will fill evacuation role

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Brunswick County | A new arrival at Brunswick County Emergency Services will boost the agency’s capacity to transport disabled residents to safety during hurricanes and other disasters.

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Joyces still contend ILM barking up the wrong tree

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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It has been going on for nearly a week now, and it looks like it’s going to end in a lawsuit.

The man who has been camped out in his giant oak tree to save it from being cut down is back on his branch, and on Monday, protesters joined the rally.

ILM officials say they are obligated to the safety of its passengers, and by a grant from the F.A.A., to remove the trees.

A spokesperson for the airport says they have decided to file a lawsuit against the family this afternoon to remove Charlie Joyce, Jr. from the tree for interfering with the construction work.

“Trees, they give us life basically. They give us shade, they give us beauty, need I say anything more? Trees are valuable, what they’re doing is an injustice; an old man was duped, completely bamboozled into this and look the beauty is gone like a leaf in the wind, it’s cruelty,” said Carolina Altunyay of Wilmington.

“I at least hope that through my actions the people of New Hanover County will realize that we need better tree conservation laws,” Charlie Joyce, Jr. said from the tree on Monday.

ILM is required by the F.A.A. to have the tree removed by September, but they’re hoping to cut it down much sooner.

The Joyce family was paid $44,000 in exchange for cutting down the trees. Charlie Joyce, Sr. claims he was essentially tricked into signing the papers.

There was talk today of 86-year-old Charlie Joyce, Sr. taking his son’s place in the tree.

Charlie Joyce, Jr. says he has repeatedly asked airport officials to merely trim the top of the tree, but they say that is absolutely not an option.

As for the lawsuit, ILM says they plan to hold the Joyce family financially accountable for any delays in the project, which could include any protesters who stand in their way.

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It has been going on for nearly a week now, and it looks like it’s going to end in a lawsuit.

The man who has been camped out in his giant oak tree to save it from being cut down is back on his branch, and on Monday, protesters joined the rally.

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Brunswick’s Mobile Evacuation Bus ready just in case

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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The Mobile Evacuation Bus is Brunswick County’s new tool to assist in emergencies. It has room to transport 20 patients on a stretcher and 10 wheelchair patients. It can be easily reconfigured to transport up to 30 wheelchairs or used as a rehabilitation unit at major fire and rescue scenes.

Emergency services officials say it will be invaluable in helping special needs residents.

The bus is one of just a few in the state. It rolled into town Friday, and will be tested in an exercise July 11th.

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The Mobile Evacuation Bus is Brunswick County’s new tool to assist in emergencies. It has room to transport 20 patients on a stretcher and 10 wheelchair patients. It can be easily reconfigured to transport up to 30 wheelchairs or used as a rehabilitation unit at major fire and rescue scenes.

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Good summer reads

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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The lazy days of summer are often spent lounging on the beach with a book. From local authors to timeless classics, there are plenty of good reads to keep you entertained without leaving your beach chair.

From the Time Traveler’s Wife to the Twilight series, there are plenty of best sellers that will keep you engrossed these summer days, but when it comes to requests, Edward Cullen might face some stiff competition from Mr. Darcy.

“Jane Austen is still one of the very favorites,” said Brooks Preik of Two Sisters Bookery.

A recent survey of good summer reads by the NC Dept. of Cultural Resources yielded a varied reading list.

Several classics made the pick. “I think people feel that they’ve missed something and they really have so they like to get back to something that has a history and once they’ve find how wonderful these stories are can’t get enough of them, just keep coming back for more,” Preik said.

The classics never go out of style, but Two Sisters Bookery also sells a lot of books by authors from our area or books that are written about our area.

Preik recommends works by local author Clyde Edgerton and books from South Carolina authors Pat Conroy and Mary Alice Monroe.

If you want to stick closer to home, books on the Civil War are also top sellers, giving you plenty to chose from when it’s time to pack that beach bag.

If local stories or authors interest you, every Friday on Good Morning Carolina, we interview a North Carolina author about their latest work during our book corner segment.

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videoThe lazy days of summer are often spent lounging on the beach with a book. From local authors to timeless classics, there are plenty of good reads to keep you entertained without leaving your beach chair.

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Fires called suspicious after one home is destroyed

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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Two early morning fires in Winnabow Sunday are being called suspicious. Two mobile homes were burned. One was only used as a storage unit, but the other was a new home. It was destroyed just before a family planned move in.

The call came from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office around 10 o’clock Sunday morning. It was the call that changed the Burns family’s life.

“My brother in law was woken up early this morning rudely by the Sheriff’s Department saying his house had burnt. Of course we rushed over here,” said Brenda Wright, the victim’s sister.

When they arrived at 7311 Lee Buck Road in Winnabow, they couldn’t believe what they saw. A new mobile home containing all of Linda and Scott Burns’ possessions had been destroyed. The Burns’ planned on moving in to their new home next month.

“I used to be a volunteer fireman, so I knew what to expect when I got here. It didn’t help,” Scott Burns said.

It wasn’t the only mobile home to catch fire early Sunday morning. A trailer storage unit, only a stones throw away from the Burns’s home, was also destroyed. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is calling both of these fires suspicious.

The Burns’ spent all day Sunday sifting through the ashes, trying to salvage whatever they could.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the cause of the fire.

The Faith International Christian Center is collecting donations for the Burns family. If you would like to contribute, their address is P.O. Box 211, Bolivia, North Carolina, 28422.

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Two early morning fires in Winnabow Sunday are being called suspicious. Two mobile homes were burned. One was only used as a storage unit, but the other was a new home. It was destroyed just before a family planned move in.

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