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Archive for July, 2009

N.C. woman saves 5-legged puppy from N.Y. sideshow

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | A five-legged puppy could soon walk normally, thanks to a North Carolina woman who paid $4,000 to prevent Precious from becoming part of a New York sideshow.

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Police, sheriffs use drug money to extend budgets

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

A StarNews analysis of federal drug seizure expenditure reports over the past five years in Southeastern N.C. found that the majority of the drug money is being spent to buy things normal budgets don’t cover.

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Karate instructor now faces seven sex charges

Friday, July 17th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

A 61-year-old karate instructor faces a total of seven felony charges of indecent liberties with a child after a New Hanover County grand jury indicted him on four additional counts this week.More than a month ago, John Maisenhelder was indicted of three charges of indecent liberties with a child.

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U.S. House approves millions for beach nourishment, dredging

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Coastal N.C. | Money for the region’s beaches and waterways has passed another political hurdle in Washington.The full U.S. House of Representatives has approved nearly $24.5 million in spending for the projects, money that was included in the 2010 budget for the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Complete list of candidates for 2009 Pender County municipal elections

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Atkinson alderman – Ward IIIElaine Clark Stealer, 200 S. Railroad St., Atkinson.Atkinson mayorJack Turner, 302 E. Main St., Atkinson.Burgaw commissionerJanet L. “Jan” Dawson, 503 S. Bennett St., Burgaw.Howard N. Walker Jr., 703 N. Wright St., Burgaw.Burgaw commissioner – unexpired term

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