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Archive for August, 2009

Oak Island barber sentenced for dealing drugs

Monday, August 17th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

An Oak Island barber was sentenced in Brunswick County Superior Court on Monday to a maximum of seven years in prison for selling prescription pills out of his shop.

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School starts for freshman at UNCW

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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Nearly 2,000 new UNCW students took their first steps as the class of 2013.

Students started the day walking from the UNCW Bell Tower to Trask Coliseum. Following the trek was the official convocation for the class of 2013. After the ceremony, students congregated on the lawn where they were treated to a free picnic lunch.

“Everyone is just one unit, everybody is friendly, and hanging out, and we all have something in common which is the school,” said UNCW freshman Kea Payton.

This incoming group has an estimated high school GPA average of 3.77 and an estimated SAT average of 1168.

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Nearly 2,000 new UNCW students took their first steps as the class of 2013.

Students started the day walking from the UNCW Bell Tower to Trask Coliseum. Following the trek was the official convocation for the class of 2013.

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CFCC welcomes students as a smoke free campus

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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Downtown Wilmington is a little more crowded than it has been recently as students have returned for the fall to Cape Fear Community College. The difference this semester – a new ban on smoking on campus. This means no smoking on school grounds, indoors or out. But, like any law, there are some loopholes.

The new smoking ban at Cape Fear Community College does apply to all of the campus, but not to the city sidewalks where it is still fair game for smoking. Step onto the campus’ red bricks though, and that is where you are not allowed anymore to smoke.

“I think it’s kind of stupid being that you can’t smoke on campus, but if you go right across the street you can,” said CFCC student Joseph Hunter. “I mean it’s really not effective. I think if its going to be smoke free, the whole downtown should be smoke free.”

College officials are pleased with the policy so far.

“It’s been very positive. There was a person this morning that maybe didn’t see the sign or something and I said hey, just to let you know we’re smoke free and he said ok and moved aside to the sidewalk,” mentioned CFCC Public Information Officer David Hardin. “People have been very accommodating so far, and that’s good to see.”

Pamela Rivenbark said this new plan is a breath of fresh air. “I love it. I love it because for a person that has asthma or allergies like me, it’s going to help me out. I can breathe better!”

Eighteen of the fifty-eight community colleges in North Carolina are now smoke free. CFCC is using grant money to provide nicotine patches and gum, hoping to help students kick the habit.

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videoDowntown Wilmington is a little more crowded than it has been recently as students have returned for the fall to Cape Fear Community College. The difference this semester – a new ban on smoking on campus.

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Teen pleads guilty to woman’s fatal shooting

Monday, August 17th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

An 18-year-old Wilmington man’s rough upbringing will be presented at his sentencing hearing Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

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Soles’ accuser recants claim that state senator fondled him

Monday, August 17th, 2009

By EMERY P. DALESIOAssociated Press Writer

RALEIGH | A North Carolina man is recanting his allegation that a longtime state senator tried to fondle him more than a decade ago.

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