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Archive for September, 2009

Deputy acted within the law in Brunswick County shooting

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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District Attorney Rex Gore said a Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy acted within the law when he shot and killed a man he was attempting to arrest.

Alton Lawrence Walters was killed in the shooting.

Authorities said Deputy Bradley Hardee was trying to arrest him during a domestic disturbance. Hardee tried using his taser on Walters, but Walters kept coming towards him.

The DA said Deputy Hardee shot Walters when he was within arm’s reach of the officer’s gun.

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District Attorney Rex Gore said a Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy acted within the law when he shot and killed a man he was attempting to arrest.

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Local retired NYC firefighters gather to pay tribute to fallen comrades

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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Retired New York City firefighters now living in North and South Carolina joined together Friday for a ceremony at Brunswick Community College to pay tribute to their 343 fallen comrades.

As bag pipes played, family, friends, and retired firefighters adorned in red, white, and blue, embraced one another and prayed.

An American flag that once flew near the South Tower during rescue operations was hoisted to half-staff. An overwhelming sense of pride filled the air.

“The men that went into those buildings knew there was a very good chance they weren’t coming out, but they also knew there were people in there who needed their help, those are the real heroes,” said NYPD retiree Lou Haarstick.

FDNY retiree Eugene Scherrer said, “I remember all the brothers that I worked with, and all the brothers that I never even knew, and it brings us together in a memorial and in the spirit of togetherness, it’s a wonderful day.”

163 known FDNY retirees now live in North and South Carolina, many of them took part in the rescue efforts at Ground Zero.

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Retired New York City firefighters now living in North and South Carolina joined together Friday for a ceremony at Brunswick Community College to pay tribute to their 343 fallen comrades.

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Students at Calvary Christian remember September 11th

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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Students and staff at one Wilmington school took time out of their day to remember, and remind others to do the same.

Students from Calvary Christian School waved American flags and held signs outside their school on North 23rd Street, encouraging drivers to honor the day with them.

Supporters beeped their horns as they drove by.

“We want them to know that we still remember September 11th and it’s an important day to celebrate and remember all those people that died that day,” said Calvary 6th grader Will Lewis.

Before heading outside, the students gathered to sing and pray. They also watched a slideshow and learned about what happened on September 11th, 2001.

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Students and staff at one Wilmington school took time out of their day to remember, and remind others to do the same.

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Baby recovering after toes chewed off by pit bull

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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The four-month old baby whose toes were chewed off by a pit bull puppy has been released from the hospital in Jacksonville.

The child is now in a therapeutic foster home.

The baby boy’s mom and her boyfriend are charged with felony child abuse. The couple was sleeping in the same room as the baby a couple weeks ago, when a 12-week-old pit bull they were dog-sitting, chewed off the child’s toes.

The dog has since been euthanized.

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The four-month old baby whose toes were chewed off by a pit bull puppy has been released from the hospital in Jacksonville.

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DA determines fatal shooting by Brunswick deputy was justified

Friday, September 11th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

Supply | Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore has determined that a sheriff’s deputy who shot a man to death last Sunday acted within the law.

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