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Archive for June, 2009

Brunswick police seek suspect in Saturday night stabbing

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a suspect in a Saturday night stabbing. Edward “Eddie” Brock, 28, a 6-foot-tall white male, is alleged to have stabbed the victim while at a party in Supply.

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Coast Guard rescues family from sunken boat off NC

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — The Coast Guard says a family of four has been rescued from a sinking boat off North Carolina’s Bogue Inlet after several radio calls for help were lost.

Coast Guard personnel lost the signal of a second mayday call Sunday, but calculated the boat’s position using the two towers that received it. A 27-foot boat was sent from the Emerald Isle station and found the family at the capsized boat about 8½ miles from Bogue Inlet.

The Coast Guard says the boaters all wore life jackets. The boaters weren’t identified. The first call was received about 3 p.m. and the boaters were rescued about 4:15 p.m.

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

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The Coast Guard says a family of four has been rescued from a sinking boat off North Carolina’s Bogue Inlet after several radio calls for help were lost.

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Sunday kicked off Concert on the Coast in Holden Beach

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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It is officially summer. That means it is peak season for the Sunday night Concert on the Coast series in Holden Beach. WWAY’s John Rendleman weathered the heat, to see who was shagging underneath the Holden Beach Bridge.

Prior to Sunday’s concert, Dance Link USA provided free shagging lessons to anyone willing to shake a leg.

Sunday’s concert in Holden Beach featured Goldrush. They primarily play beach music. They call Lumberton home, but they seemed right “at home” at the new pavilion in Holden Beach “We’ve been playing a lot of years, almost 30 years now,” said Goldrush leader guitarist and vocalist Jerry Shooter. “Beach music and other types of music. We’ve got a lot of songs coming out and we’re working on an album. We just came off a song that went # 1 for us for six weeks down at the surf.”

Folks in Holden Beach seemed to like the Goldrush original songs, but there’s nothing like golden oldie Carolina Girls, which got everybody off their feet.

The summer concert series in Holden Beach runs through early September. This Sunday, the Harbour Towne Festival Band performs, followed by El Combo Grande on July 5th.

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videoIt is officially summer. That means it is peak season for the Sunday night Concert on the Coast series in Holden Beach. WWAY’s John Rendleman weathered the heat, to see who was shagging underneath the Holden Beach Bridge.

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Out-of-towners enjoy the beach for first day of summer

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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Among the umbrellas and bikinis, you won’t find many locals. When the weather is this hot, many out-of-towners flocked to the coast to ring in the first day of summer. “The water is great, it’s cool, it feels fantastic,” said Virginia’s Marion Powers.

With temperatures in the 90’s, the beach was the best way to beat the heat among other things. Dorothy Blackmon of Raleigh said, “I can deal with the weather as long as a got my hat on I’m good to go.”

Summer begins the day when the suns rays hit the earth directly. The day is known as the summer solstice; the only day of the year with more hours of daylight from sunrise to sunset. Sunday also marked the day of recognition for father’s – many who spent quality time with family soaking up some sun.

“It’s exactly what I wanted,” said Bob Tremalgia of Durham. “I’ve got all my kids around and I’m at the beach. I couldn’t ask for more than that.”

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videoBring on the lazy days of summer. The season has officially begun. With temperatures soaring into the 90’s all weekend, it was easy to tell. WWAY’s Margo Gray talked with folks who found the best place to cool off.

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NHC Commissioners to decide on property taxes

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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New Hanover County Commissioners are closing in on a tough decision. Monday morning they will vote for, or against, raising property taxes as part of the county’s budget.

Currently the rate is 45.25 cents per one-hundred dollars of value. The budget also includes an overall eight percent decrease in operating expenses. That is about $21 million in cuts.

This all stems from the county having to play catch up from a previous budget shortfall and a decline in revenues from the sales tax. Out of five commissioners, three have said they will not vote for a property tax rate increase, including Commissioner Bill Caster. He said increasing the tax rate would be devastating to residents already on tight budgets. “I just feel like enough is enough. We can’t afford to have another tax increase, particularly looking at what may be coming down further from the state,” he said.

With the state already proposing a state-wide sales tax increase, caster said the county will have to find other ways to make up for the shortfall.

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New Hanover County Commissioners are closing in on a tough decision. Monday morning they will vote for, or against, raising property taxes as part of the county’s budget.

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