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Archive for September, 2009

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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Coaches, teammates and friends remember MJ’s talent, drive

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Michael Jordan’s rise to basketball stardom came from his great talent, but also from an incredible work ethic that started during his youth baseball days here in Wilmington.And staff writer Chuck Carree will be in Springfield, Mass., on Friday night to cover Jordan’s induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Booze It & Lose It campaign cites many NC drivers

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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RALEIGH – Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday that state and local law enforcement officers cited 3,514 motorists for driving while impaired during the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran Aug. 21-Sept 7. A total of 105,370 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

“Law enforcement officers statewide are the key reason this initiative has been so successful over the past 15 years and I commend their continued dedication,” Perdue said. “Their efforts during this campaign allowed for more families to enjoy the end of summer.”

During the Governor’s Highway Safety Program campaign, officers statewide conducted more than 10,500 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations include: Wake (254), Mecklenburg (229) and Guilford (149).

Officers also issued 10,416 safety belt and 1,533 child passenger safety violations, 30,830 speeding violations and 1,819 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 829 fugitives from justice and recovered 120 stolen vehicles.

For county-by-county citation totals, visit the GHSP Web site at: www.ncdot.org/programs/ghsp.

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday that state and local law enforcement officers cited 3,514 motorists for driving while impaired during the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran Aug. 21-Sept 7.

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Local’s brush with MJ enshrined forever in photo

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

By Brandon SneedSports@StarNewsOnline.com

High school’s hard enough when you’re dunked on by Michael Jordan while his team’s blowing you out of the gym.

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Pender man faces up to 30 years in prison for child pornography charges

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

A Pender County man pleaded guilty this week to two counts of manufacturing child pornography, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh.

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