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Archive for June, 2009

Suspect named in Wallace Pizza Hut shooting

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

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Murder charges could be filed Thursday in a Duplin County shooting. It happened around 10:30 Tuesday night at the Pizza Hut on Highway 117 in Wallace. The restaurant was closed, but employees were inside.

Wallace Police Chief Bobby Maready said Mario Brown pulled up in a car with two other people and fired six shots into the building. Two of the shots hit and killed 20-year-old Antonio Fenner.

Chief Maready said Brown and Fenner knew each other and had been having problems. Maready also said Brown claims to be a gang member.

Brown is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. A murder charge is expected Thursday.

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Murder charges could be filed Thursday in a Duplin County shooting. It happened around 10:30 Tuesday night at the Pizza Hut on Highway 117 in Wallace.

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DOT to hold meeting about Surf City bridge options

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

As the state begins planning to replace the 50-year-old swing bridge in Surf City, options for its replacement are raising differing opinions among residents and visitors.

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Housing nonprofit to add 1,000 jobs in Charlotte

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says a housing assistance nonprofit organization plans to add more than 1,000 jobs in Charlotte over the next five years.

The organization says it plans to immediately hold a jobs fair to fill half those positions.

Perdue made the announcement in Charlotte on Thursday. She said the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America will expand its operations and invest $4.5 million.

Chief Executive Bruce Marks says the nonprofit will hold a jobs fair Friday to immediately hire 500 people.

The Boston-based nonprofit provides counseling and lending assistance to those with poor credit. It offers loans with no down payments or closing costs and has held events around the nation to find ways to help at-risk homeowners lower their mortgage payments.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says a housing assistance nonprofit organization plans to add more than 1,000 jobs in Charlotte over the next five years.

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Sand replacement plan derails budget talk

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

A public hearing Wednesday on Topsail Beach’s town budget quickly turned into a debate about beach nourishment, drawing heated words and questions about the legality of board procedure.

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Hookah establishments hope for exception in smoking ban

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington hookah bar owners have been wondering whether the state’s new smoking ban will extinguish their business as well.

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