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Archive for September, 2009

Local events planned to commemorate 9/11

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

outheastern North Carolina events on Friday commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.; and the crash of United Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pa.:. Reading of victims’ names and ceremony by the Calabash Lions Club; 8 a.m.; N.C. Route 130 overpass at U.S. 17 in Shallotte.

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Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies hunting for man who shot teen during break-in

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Civietown | Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man in connection with a shooting that occurred during a break-in attempt in the Civietown area on Thursday.

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Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies hunting for man who shot homeowner during break-in

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Civietown | Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man in connection with a shooting that occurred during a break-in attempt in the Civietown area on Thursday.

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Two options discussed as Wrightsville Beach gets closer to having bike path

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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After decades of discussion, Wrightsville Beach is getting closer to having a bike path of its own. Two options were presented to the Board of Alderman, and Thursday night, residents will have the chance to speak up at a public hearing.

A public hearing on two proposed options is the next step in the process, and if approved, they’ll talk funding.

“We would seek funding through the Tiger Grant which is a joint project with the city of Wilmington, New Hanover County, UNCW and Wrightsville Beach, there’s part of federal funds as part of the stimulus package,” said Katie Ryan of WB Parks and Rec.

One option calls for stand alone bridges for bikers, at a cost of more than three million dollars.

The other is about $800,000, and would create designated bike lanes. Both plans would be a welcome change and would extend the cross-city trail, focusing on the stretch from the WB drawbridge to Johnny Mercer’s Pier.

The town of Wrightsville Beach doesn’t let cyclists on the sidewalk, leaving them only one option, to compete with cars on the busy road.

“It’s pretty dangerous with all the cars and very limited shoulders in parts and parked cars on both sides of the street,” said Cathy Pastore, a member of Cape Fear Cyclists.

The Board of Alderman is expected to vote on approving an option Thursday night.

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After decades of discussion, Wrightsville Beach is getting closer to having a bike path of its own. Two options were presented to the Board of Alderman, and Thursday night, residents will have the chance to speak up at a public hearing.

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Pender County man pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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About a year ago, we told you about a Pender County man who was charged with statutory sex offenses and indecent liberties with a child.

While those charges have been dropped, 38-year-old Dennis Stephen Johnston pleaded guilty to two counts of manufacturing child pornography in federal court on Tuesday.

His sentencing is set for December, where he could get 30 to 60 years in prison.

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About a year ago, we told you about a Pender County man who was charged with statutory sex offenses and indecent liberties with a child.

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