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Archive for August, 2009

18 year old sentenced to 29 to 37 years behind bars

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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An 18 year-old Wilmington man will serve decades behind bars for a 2008 murder.

Obrian Hester pleaded guilty Monday in the murder of Michelle Crutchfield. Tuesday, he was sentenced to 29 to 37 years in prison.

Assistant District Attorney Jon David said this is a firm but fair sentence for Hester who fatally shot Crutchfield in the Creekwood neighborhood last September.

 
 
 
 
 

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An 18 year-old Wilmington man will serve decades behind bars for a 2008 murder.

Obrian Hester pleaded guilty Monday in the murder of Michelle Crutchfield. Tuesday, he was sentenced to 29 to 37 years in prison.

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Wrightsville Beach, ‘One Tree Hill’ reach compromise over bridge closure

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Patricia E. MatsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

“One Tree Hill” has reached a compromise with Wrightsville Beach and the N.C. Department of Transportation to allow a scene to be filmed of someone jumping off the Causeway Drive bridge over Banks Channel.

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New Hanover Health Department scheduling flu shot appointments

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. | The New Hanover County Health Department is taking appointments for people to get their seasonal flu shot starting Sept. 19.

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Convention center hotel still up in the air

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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There still is no word as to what kind of hotel will be built next to the convention center.

The Wilmington River Group had until Tuesday to provide a million dollars in financial security in the form of a bond or letter of credit. The money would show the developer had the ability to open the hotel doors within three months of the convention center opening.

But as of Tuesday morning, council still had not received the letter.

If the Wilmington River Group delivers the credit security to council before it’s meeting Tuesday night, it is still up to the city to decide if they want the Hotel Indigo.

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There still is no word as to what kind of hotel will be built next to the convention center.

The Wilmington River Group had until Tuesday to provide a million dollars in financial security in the form of a bond or letter of credit.

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Wilmington-area home sales rise for third month in a row

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Wayne Faulkner,Wayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington-area home sales rose for the third straight month in July, but remained below levels of a year ago, the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors reported.

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