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Archive for July, 2009

17-year-old dies after Wilmington shooting

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

A 17-year-old died Sunday from injuries he received when he was shot late Saturday night, officials said.Tyshawn L. Gause, of Wilmington, was outside on a sidewalk in the 500 block of north Eighth Street when he was shot, said Lucy Crockett, spokeswoman for the Wilmington Police Department.

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N.C. couple gets $30,000 S.C. serial killer reward

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Associated Press

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) – Officials have decided a Dallas, N.C., couple will get a $30,000 award for calling in the tip that led to a man who authorities say was a serial killer who shot to death five people in South Carolina.

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No suiting up necessary for skinny dip world record

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

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Saturday was the day nudists all across the nation have been waiting for, as several nudist resorts, including Whispering Pines in Brunswick County, gathered in an attempt to set a world record.

Without a doubt, these folks were not afraid to go swimming buck-naked. “I’ve been thousands of times. I started when I was little,” said Mark Trock.

Believe it or not, until this event the Guinness Book did not sport a world record for the most people simultaneously skinny dipping, but they’ll have one soon.

It’ll take a while to tabulate the final tally, but we do know this, 249 brave souls bared all at Whispering Pines Saturday afternoon.

”We’ve been looking forward to this for weeks. We heard it being advertised and we were so excited to be here. Then the world record part of this today, it’s just icing on the cake, I guess,” said Phil McCulloch.

Some college students found out about the skinny dip record surfing the net.

“Being nude is fun. In fact yesterday was my birthday so this is my gift to you guys, being naked,” said Justin Gray, a first time nudist.

Justin and his friends were first timers. But they’re not alone.

Dennis Hoffman, another first timer added, “It’s cool. It’s not like I thought it would be. It’s a really relaxed atmosphere.”

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videoSaturday was the day nudists all across the nation have been waiting for, as several nudist resorts, including Whispering Pines in Brunswick County, gathered in an attempt to set a world record.

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Crossroads – Effort aims for return of streetcars to Wilmington

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

By Patrick Gannonpatrick.gannon@starnewsonline.com

Resident Bill Bryden invited executives from TranSystems (www.transystems.com) – which has been involved in streetcar projects in other cities – to meet with influential people and organizations in Wilmington about doing something here.

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Once a rusted relic, bus finds new life at Odessa nightclub

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

By Liz BiroLiz.Biro@StarNewsOnline.com

Originally, owners Dusty Ricks and Owen Dunn planned to reassemble the entire bus upstairs, but weight concerns convinced them that half a bus was enough to recharge Odessa’s vibe.

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