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Archive for September, 2009

One in custody after stabbing in Wilmington

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Wilmington | One man was stabbed and another was in custody after an incident about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 101 Lullwater Drive, a Wilmington police officer said.The victim suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken to a hospital, said Sgt. R. Dawson of the Wilmington Police Department. The man’s condition was unknown, Dawson said.

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Midwifery practice expands for one Wilmington group

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

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One Wilmington group is expanding its midwifery practice. The South East Area Health Education Center, or SEAHEC, announced Thursday that Susan Carney will join its team. Carney is the program’s second certified nurse midwife.

Carolina OB/GYN recently discontinued its midwifery program, which prompted protests from local women who used their services. While those women are happy to see a new midwife in town, they said they are not completely satisfied.

“We had three midwives and now we’re up to two, but even with three, they weren’t meeting the needs of women; they were turning people away,” said midwife supporter Anna Van Wagoner.

Certified nurse midwife Susan Carney said, “I’m just really excited about having this opportunity to maybe help in some of the demand for midwifery care here in Wilmington.”

The midwife supporters said they applaud SEAHEC for its addition, but will continue to push for an open dialogue with the hospital about changes they would like to see.

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One Wilmington group is expanding its midwifery practice. The South East Area Health Education Center, or SEAHEC, announced Thursday that Susan Carney will join its team.

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New midwife hire should start mid-September at SEAHEC

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

South East Area Health Education Center’s phones have been ringing with women asking when the new certified nurse midwife will start seeing patients.“We’ve been inundated with calls. There’s a lot of interest,” said Todd Beste, program director for SEAHEC’s OB/GYN department.

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Wilmington arts education center has DREAMS come true

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

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Dreams are coming true for an arts education center in Wilmington. The DREAMS Center just got a $400,000 grant for youth mentoring. The funding comes from the Office of Juvenile Justice as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It will help create opportunities for at-risk youth, in an effort to reduce gang involvement, and the school dropout rate.

“I can’t tell you how much it will help us because we were already looking at cutting our budget by 25 percent, and that 25 percent would have really affected the outreach program,” said DREAMS Center co-founder Tracy Wilkes. “The outreach program is aimed at children who are in need and who are some of the most marginalized and vulnerable kids in our community.”

Even though DREAMS has government support, it is still trying to raise money on its own. The DREAMS Center is hosting a fundraiser October 9th featuring live student performances, an art sale, and an auction.

For more information on the center and its upcoming events, you can visit www.dreamswilmington.org.

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Dreams are coming true for an arts education center in Wilmington. The DREAMS Center just got a $400,000 grant for youth mentoring. The funding comes from the Office of Juvenile Justice as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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St. James sewage spill stinks up community

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

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A morning sewage leak caused road closures and hours of clean up in Brunswick County’s St. James community.

Witnesses described it as more of a nine-foot stream of sewage that was spewed into the air.

“When they took this lid off, it just exploded. It’s a small, two inch line used for cleaning the line,” said Tommy Lewis of the Brunswick Co. Public Utilities.

Utilities crews were inspecting pipes when it happened along St. James Drive.

“We got a ten inch sewer line that runs up this road. Every so often we put what we call clean outs. A clean out has got metal lids on it, twelve inch metal lids and what happened it when they took the lid off to inspect it, there must have been a weak piece of pipe, blew out right on top of them,” Lewis said.

Some roads were closed off for a few hours during cleanup so drivers would avoid the stinky sewage.

“With the quick response, it was caught before it got anywhere near a waterway,” Lewis said.

While the leak didn’t get into waterways, crews notified the appropriate state officials, who will decide if further inspection is necessary.

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videoA morning sewage leak caused road closures and hours of clean up in Brunswick County’s St. James community.

Witnesses described it as more of a nine-foot stream of sewage that was spewed into the air.

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