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Archive for September, 2009

State: Titan should receive air permit

Friday, September 11th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

State regulators have determined that Titan America’s proposed Castle Hayne plant can meet all air quality standards and should receive a permit, according to a public notice published Friday.

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Pair arrested for stealing from cars

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

New Hanover County | New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people Thursday who they suspect were rummaging through vehicles in the Royal Palms Mobile Home Park.

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UPDATE: Man walking on MLK Parkway killed in Wilmington; road reopened

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Wilmington | A man who got out of a car late Thursday and started walking along the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway was hit by a pickup truck and killed, a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper said.“We’re still trying to figure out why he got out and began walking in the road,” Trooper B.C. Baxley said.

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UPDATE: Naked man disrupts Cape Harbor Apartment complex

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the apartment complex just after 9 a.m. to reports of a naked man running around the complex, off Gordon Road, a dispatcher said.

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Pender County student faces serious charges after sexting incident

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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We are two weeks into the new school year, and sexting has already posed a problem in a local school. A Pender County teen was suspended from school after sending cell phone photos showing intimate contact, known as sext messages.

Sexting is sending nude or partially nude pictures via cell phone, and it is a disturbing trend among teenagers. Pender County Detective Scott Lawson said he warned students about the consequences of sexting last year, including this particular student.

“Last year, District Attorney Ben David and I went to each middle and high school in Pender County and we addressed the issue of sexting with all the students in Pender County and advised them that if it continued to be a problem, there would be consequences,” he said. “This year, when the issues came up, and here we are the second week of school, there are going to be consequences.”

The student in this recent incident, and anyone the pictures were sent to, could face child pornography or sex offender charges.

Because the student is under 18, we are not revealing a name or the school in question.

What most parents and teens do not realize is by taking these compromising pictures and pushing the send button on a cell phone, they could be charged with manufacturing and disseminating child pornography and face life-altering consequences.

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We are two weeks into the new school year, and sexting has already posed a problem in a local school. A Pender County teen was suspended from school after sending cell phone photos showing intimate contact, known as sext messages.

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