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Archive for July, 2009

Homes flooded after Monday’s deluge

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

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Monday’s heavy rain did more than strand drivers and cause a mess along New Centre and Racine. Floodwaters filled many nearby apartments leaving residents to salvage what they could.

Patricia Musilick and her fiancée live in Brookstone Apartments. On their way home last night in the middle of the storm, the water was too deep for them to drive very far. “We had to park on the side of the road as much as we could out of the water and we realized our dog was at the house so we ran through almost knee deep water at this point into the house it was flooded to get our dog out,” Patricia said.

They had time to put some items on a table, but it was dark and water was continuing to rise. “All we could think of is to get our essentials out that we could; we were looking at what was already damaged, computers and stuff. We just got papers and maybe a few pieces of clothing, that was it. That’s all we could really grab,” Patricia explained.

The water has receded from their home now, but not without leaving a path of destruction. “Lots of trash, debris from the street actually flowing in, the carpet is rising, damaged, it’s almost like you’re walking on a sponge… things are floating, shoes everything all over the house, spread out.”

Judging by the water, it’s a similar story for many residents along this stretch of road.

But for this couple, even though they lost many of their personal belongings, they still have each other.

Even if residents of the flooded apartments had renter’s insurance, that’s not going to help them replace their belongings. It turns out, you need a separate policy to cover flooding.

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videoMonday’s heavy rain did more than strand drivers and cause a mess along New Centre and Racine. Floodwaters filled many nearby apartments leaving residents to salvage what they could.

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Judge dismisses sewage lawsuit against Southport

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

A Brunswick County Superior Court judge has dismissed Southeast Brunswick Sanitary District’s lawsuit against the city of Southport.

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Video poker talk resurfaces at NC Legislature

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Arcade machine owners who want to return to the video poker business in North Carolina say they want to remove the cloud hanging over the games.

A House judiciary committee heard about a bill Tuesday to legalize video gambling terminals again and give the state 20 percent of the profits. The Legislature banned the machines in July 2007, but there has been a series of legal rulings that threaten to invalidate the ban.

Video poker had been tainted because one of its biggest supporters was then-House Speaker Jim Black. He is in federal prison after pleading guilty to a corruption count unrelated to
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No vote was taken on the bill Tuesday. There’s not much support from leaders in the House and Senate.

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

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Arcade machine owners who want to return to the video poker business in North Carolina say they want to remove the cloud hanging over the games.

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Maisenhelder faces three more indecent liberties charges

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Detectives have charged John David Maisenhelder with three additional counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

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NC Senate committee backs adultery lawsuit limits

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A Senate committee has backed limits to a North Carolina law that allows scorned spouses to sue and collect damages for stolen affection and adultery.

A Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday recommended a bill barring lawsuits for amorous acts after a married couple separated, and puts a three-year time limit on the lawsuits. Jilted spouses also could not sue a business.

North Carolina is one of only about a half dozen states that still allow a spouse to sue their wayward partner’s lover for stolen affection. Sen. Daniel Clodfelter of Mecklenburg County said North Carolina is the only state that allows lawsuits over a spouse’s adultery.

Senators said the lawsuits are primarily filed by revenge-seeking spouses of wealthy people.

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

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A Senate committee has backed limits to a North Carolina law that allows scorned spouses to sue and collect damages for stolen affection and adultery.

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