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Archive for July, 2009

Ogden blaze causes traffic problems

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

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A fire near Ogden blocked traffic for part of the morning on Tuesday.

Smoke appeared to be coming from the attic and chimney of a home off Middle Sound Loop Road.

The smoke quickly moved to the living room, and fire departments from Wrightsboro, Castle Hayne and Ogden responded.

The chimney on the side of the home collapsed, and left debris everywhere.

“No one was home at the time. The residents had left early this morning, and some dock workers on the other side of that building saw the smoke and called the fire in,” said NHC Fire Marshal Matt Davis.

The investigation is still ongoing, but at this point, the fire marshal has ruled the fire accidental.

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A fire near Ogden blocked traffic for part of the morning on Tuesday.

Smoke appeared to be coming from the attic and chimney of a home off Middle Sound Loop Road.

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Hernandez and son had more cocaine than thought

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies say they found more drugs than originally thought, in a recent drug trafficking investigation.

Last week, we reported Louis Hernandez and his son Oscar were facing charges after being found with 2 kilos of cocaine, valued at nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars.

Tuesday, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said another kilo had been found inside a secret compartment of the Hernandez’s car.

The two are from Leland and are being held in the New Hanover County Jail.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies say they found more drugs than originally thought, in a recent drug trafficking investigation.

Last week, we reported Louis Hernandez and his son Oscar were facing charges after being found with 2 kilos of cocaine, valued at nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars.

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Consuming vegetables can help lower blood pressure

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

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We know vegetables are good for us – a new study finds vegetable proteins may actually lower a person’s blood pressure.

Researchers examined data from over 4500 people living in the US, the UK, China, and Japan. They found that eating approximately 5 percent more glutamic acid was linked to a small decrease in both systolic blood and diastolic blood pressure.

The average blood pressure drop of, from 1 to 3 units may not seem large, but it represents an important reduction. According to the American Heart Association, if all Americans lowered their blood pressure by this amount, more than 26,000 lives would be saved from death due to stroke and heart disease.

This may also explain how the DASH eating plan works to lower blood pressure. The DASH eating plan is recommended by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association for people with high blood pressure.

While a major feature of the plan is limiting intake of sodium, it also encourages the consumption vegetables, whole grains, nuts and beans.

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We know vegetables are good for us – a new study finds vegetable proteins may actually lower a person’s blood pressure.

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No-swim advisory issued for four parts of Banks Channel

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

State officials issued an advisory against swimming Tuesday at four sound-side sites in Wrightsville Beach where bacteria levels in the water exceeded state and federal recreational water quality standards, according to a release from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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Michael Jackson cover band Who’s Bad to play Downtown Sundown

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

By John Staton,John.Staton@StarNewsOnline.com

After Michael Jackson died June 25, the world quickly discovered just how deeply popular The King of Pop continues to be.

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