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Archive for June, 2009

Wilmington woman’s five-year marriage disrupted by military duty

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press Writer

The Williamses are among thousands of military couples whose lives have been disrupted by multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Time alone alone together, when it comes, is precious.

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Foreclosure prevention has helped some NC homeowners

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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Governor Perdue said the State Home Foreclosure Prevention Project has helped more than 1,000 North Carolina homeowners avoid foreclosure.

The General Assembly enacted the emergency program last November to reduce foreclosures on sub prime loans.

The program requires mortgage companies to file notices with the state in advance of foreclosure on sub prime loans and authorizes the commissioner of banks to delay a foreclosure filing by 30 days.

The economic impact of the program to date is estimated at $86 million.

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Governor Perdue said the State Home Foreclosure Prevention Project has helped more than 1,000 North Carolina homeowners avoid foreclosure.

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Alledged drug dealer off streets after Brunswick County teacher arrested

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department say they’ve taken a major drug dealer off the streets. Detectives say he dealt prescription drugs to a Brunswick County kindergarten teacher.

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Deputies say they found the teacher in possession of Fentanyl, an extremely powerful opiate.

Candice Smith is a kindergarten teacher at Virginia Williamson Elementary in Brunswick County.

She was arrested Monday night after detectives say she bought and used Fentanyl from alleged drug dealer, Bryan Knight.

“He was taking the medications he was prescribed legally by a doctor, and ultimately diverting them for profit,” said a Brunswick County Vice detective.

According to vice narcotic officers, the effect of one patch of Fentanyl is equal to ten bags of heroin. “Because inherently these drugs are getting in the hands of people, they’re dying, over-dosing, and getting in the hands of kids. These drugs aren’t meant to be taken recreationally.”

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department says an incident currently under investigation led them to find out Smith was using highly potent opiates.

In an interview with detectives, we’re told she revealed information about how she got the drugs. That leads to the arrest of Bryan Knight who is now charged with 14 counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance.

Detectives say the fact Smith is a kindergarten teacher will not affect the investigation. “It reinforces my point that whoever you are, if you break these laws you will be arrested.”

Smith has been suspended from her position with Brunswick County schools while the investigation continues.

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department has taken a major drug dealer off the streets. Detectives say he dealt prescription drugs to a Brunswick County kindergarten teacher.

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Deputies say they found the teacher in possession of Fentanyl, an extremely powerful opiate.

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Brunswick County kindergarten teacher among 2 arrested on drug charges

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

By Kellen MooreKellen.Moore@StarNewsOnline.com

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested an elementary school teacher and a man on drug-related charges Monday as part of an ongoing investigation.

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Frank Iler named to replace Bonner Stiller in N.C. House

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

Frank Iler will succeed Bonner Stiller as representative for N.C. House District 17.

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