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Archive for July, 2009

Old oak tree cut down, ending man’s battle with Wilmington airport

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerCheslea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

The 73-foot oak tree owned by Charlie Joyce was cut down by crews at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, ending the 87-year-old’s battle against the New Hanover County Airport Authority to keep the last tree in his North Kerr Avenue yard.

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Topsail commissioners censure board member

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

By Amanda Hutcheson,Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

The Topsail Beach Board of Commissioners voted to censure one of its members this week amid a battle over a planned beach nourishment project.The resolution to censure Commissioner Buck Taylor was a last-minute agenda addition from Commissioner Hal Hanig at Wednesday’s meeting in response to Taylor’s actions at the June board meeting.

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Wreck blocks Carolina Beach Road between Burnett, Shipyard

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

About 11:50 a.m., a car hit a utility pole and flipped near Legion Stadium, according to New Hanover emergency dispatch, and power lines were down.

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Nudists aim for skinny-dip record at Ocean Isle Beach

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

By Kellen MooreKellen.Moore@StarNewsOnline.com

Locals have the chance to drop their drawers Saturday and become part of a world record for the largest simultaneous skinny dip.

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Joyce’s oak tree finally falls

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

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After weeks of negotiation, the Joyce family’s giant oak tree finally came crashing to the ground.

It happened around 4:45 Wednesday afternoon. Family members left the house, because they said they could not bear to watch.

The Joyce’s had been in a dispute with Wilmington International Airport after the Federal Aviation Administration mandated nearby trees be cut down because of safety concerns.

The airport paid the Joyce’s more than $40,000 for the loss of their trees.

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After weeks of negotiation, the Joyce family’s giant oak tree finally came crashing to the ground. It happened around 4:45 Wednesday afternoon. Family members left the house, because they said they could not bear to watch.

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