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Archive for June, 2009

NHC high schoolers given dress code

Monday, June 8th, 2009

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There will be some sharp-dressed students in New Hanover County high schools next year.

Students in public high schools will have to adhere to a new dress code in the fall.

Each of the 4 high schools will have their own specifications, but all students will have to wear collard shirts and khaki pants or skirts.

Clothing with rips or tears will not be allowed.

Oversized or extra- tight outfits are also off limits.

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There will be some sharp-dressed students in New Hanover County high schools next year.

Students in public high schools will have to adhere to a new dress code in the fall.

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D&E Dodge to close tomorrow amidst auto industry troubles

Monday, June 8th, 2009

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has temporarily delayed Chrysler’s sale to Fiat. Meantime the clock is ticking for a local auto dealer. Barring a last minute legal miracle, D&E Dodge’s days in the Chrysler family are over as of Tuesday.

There are more and more holes in the line-up of new Dodges on the D&E lot and that’s a good thing. Sell that inventory before bankrupt Chrysler yanks D&E’s and 787 other franchises Tuesday. They were given just three weeks notice.

Andy Craven says they had their best sales month of the year in May; in fact, they led their district. “Sales have been excellent. It makes the pill all the harder to swallow that we were number one in sales.”

D&E had just over 100 new vehicles left. A dealer in South Carolina will buy most of them.

Meantime, there is a federal court hearing underway in New York in which dealers are fighting the Chrysler closings and time line. Chrysler says it’s sticking with the Tuesday deadline.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has temporarily delayed Chrysler’s sale to Fiat. Meantime the clock is ticking for a local auto dealer. Barring a last minute legal miracle, D&E Dodge’s days in the Chrysler family are over as of Tuesday.

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Woman dies after being caught in Kure Beach rip current

Monday, June 8th, 2009

An Ohio woman vacationing in the region died Monday after being rescued Saturday from a rip current at Kure Beach.”It was a huge rip current, as big as I’ve ever seen,” Kure Beach Fire Chief Harold Heglar said.

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Leland Business Watch program aims to decrease crimes

Monday, June 8th, 2009

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Police officers in Leland are trying to take a bite out of crime, especially crimes against area businesses. Shoplifting, breaking and entering, and fraudulent checks are just a few crimes officers are cracking down on.

We’ve all heard of a neighborhood watch. Officers in Leland say a business watch is one way business owners can look out for one another.

“While you’re home sleeping, they’re thinking of a way to steal from you,” said Daniel Teachey of Piggly Wiggly.

The Piggly Wiggly in Leland has been a victim of crime as of late, from customers using fraudulent checks, to shoplifting. Manager Daniel Teachey says it seems to be getting worse. “They’re generating their own business checks, cashing them with state made ID’s, that seems to be a growing problem, and of course it’s not getting any better.”

These crimes aren’t just happening at the Piggly Wiggly. That’s why Leland Corporal Robert Ernest is doing something about it. “Times are getting a little desperate, and they are looking to make a quick buck,” he said.

Ernest is jumpstarting a crime prevention program called the Leland Business Watch.

It’s kind of a like a neighborhood watch, and he hopes it will encourage business owners to keep an eye out for one another.

“The communication will be opened up between the business owners and the police department and we’ll have some structure to go by,” Ernest said.

Just last week, someone attempted to steal from Teachey’s store, but the would-be-thief didn’t get too far before police stopped her. It’s that fast communication that this business watch program hopes to foster.

The Leland Police Department has been going door-to-door, educating business owners on the new program. Their second meeting will take place next Thursday at Thunder Alley at 6:00 p.m.

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videoPolice officers in Leland are trying to take a bite out of crime, especially crimes against area businesses. Shoplifting, breaking and entering, and fraudulent checks are just a few crimes officers are cracking down on.

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New Hanover High student suspected of having swine flu

Monday, June 8th, 2009

A New Hanover High School student is being tested for novel H1N1 virus, the latest young person in the area to be suspected of having the illness, also known as swine flu.The New Hanover High student was not in class today, school officials said.

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