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Archive for September, 2009

Former South Brunswick High School janitor dies in jail cell

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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The South Brunswick High School janitor who admitted to molesting a special needs child in 2007 was found dead in his jail cell Tuesday night.

A Brunswick County detention officer found 77-year-old Collis Hewett unresponsive in his cell around 10:00 p.m. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

Hewett had been in jail for a little more than a week for violating his probation.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of his death. His body was sent to Jacksonville for an autopsy.

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The South Brunswick High School janitor who admitted to molesting a special needs child in 2007 was found dead in his jail cell Tuesday night.

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Currituck commissioners look to limit NC tours

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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CURRITUCK, N.C. — Tours of off-road areas of some parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks face the possibility of more regulations in Currituck County.

The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City reported Wednesday that commissioners voted to restrict businesses that provide the tours. The plan allows commissioners to set a maximum number of vehicles for each tour operator, set their hours of operation and limit the duration of their permit.

The amendment increases the fine for violations from $100 to $500.

Residents of off-road areas had complained about vacationers crowding roads and blocking driveways. They say visitors also get too close to Corolla’s wild horses, despite a requirement that people stay at least 50 feet away.

One tour operator told commissioners the ordinance would hurt his business.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Tours of off-road areas of some parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks face the possibility of more regulations in Currituck County.

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CW orders nine more episodes of ‘One Tree Hill’

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Jeff HidekJeff.Hidek@StarNewsOnline.com

The CW television network announced Wednesday that it has ordered nine more episodes of the filmed-in-Wilmington drama “One Tree Hill.” That will give the show a full 22-episode seventh season.

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Two arrested in Bolivia shooting

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

One man is being held in the Brunswick County jail after being charged in a nonfatal shooting Tuesday evening.A 17-year-old girl was charged with felony conspiracy.

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Celebrate Wilmington to honor Eshelman with star

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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Two decades after moving his company to the Port City, Fred Eshelman’s achievements literally tower over Wilmington.

Celebrate Wilmington will honor the founder of the pharmaceutical research firm PPD with a star on the city’s Walk of Fame.

The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 4:00 Thursday afternoon at the Cotton Exchange downtown.

The Walk of Fame is a permanent record of notables who have lived, worked or enriched the Cape Fear coast community.

Eshelman joins the likes of sports stars Althea Gibson and Meadowlark Lemon and actor Pat Hingle, who was honored just before his death last year.

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Two decades after moving his company to the Port City, Fred Eshelman’s achievements literally tower over Wilmington.

Celebrate Wilmington will honor the founder of the pharmaceutical research firm PPD with a star on the city’s Walk of Fame.

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