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Archive for August, 2009

Mother and 2 children seriously injured in Leland wreck

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.comLeland | Three people were ejected from an SUV after it rolled over in an accident midday Wednesday on U.S. 17 in Leland, officials said.A mother and two children were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, said Lt. K. Smith, patrol commander of the Leland Police Department.

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Wilmington soldiers discuss roles in Iraq

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

“We’re kind of like a jack-of-all-trades,” said 1st Lt. Matthew Mason, a recent University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate now stationed with the N.C. National Guard, south of Baghdad.

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Probation officers catch break, may hire more officers

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

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One sector that may be getting some good news is the Department of Corrections Probation and
Parole. After struggling for some time to keep up with increasing case loads, probation officers may catch a break.

Part of the budget proposal states that this department may be hiring more officers, and even an additional supervisor. That means officers will be able to keep better track of their offenders. The kinds of things that will help them become better citizens, to be successful at probation, that will give them more time to assess the risk that the offenders pose to the community,” said community corrections manager Jean Walker.

Walker said her officers are struggling to keep up with more than four thousand offenders in our area. They are spread thin as it is, so even one additional officer will help lessen their load.

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One sector that may be getting some good news is the Department of Corrections Probation and
Parole. After struggling for some time to keep up with increasing case loads, probation officers may catch a break.

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Girls in Brunswick County learn about getting fit

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

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Some young Brunswick County girls are getting a head start learning about the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

The Brunswick Community College Fitness for Fun Girls Camp teaches eight to twelve year old girls the importance of fitness activities. This is the first year for the camp, which combines structured exercises with games like dodgeball and kickball.

Instructors hope by getting kids involved at a young age they will continue to exercise throughout their life. “Fitness these days is kind of low on the priority list for a lot of kids so we really wanted to bring them something that they could learn a lot and then also have a good time doing it,” said camp instructor Rhonda Schilawsky.

For more information on this and other camps at Brunswick Community College visit www.brunswickcc.edu/Ath_Aqua/Ath_Aqua.htm.

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Back Then (July 1959) – Skeleton hooked by fishermen

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

The following historical perspective, compiled from Star-News archives at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Randall Library, takes readers back to the Cape Fear region of years past.

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