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Archive for September, 2009

Murrayville Elementary’s Julie Duclos honored as Principal of the Year

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

Duclos’ office started filling with flowers and balloons Tuesday morning, after she was dubbed New Hanover County’s Principal of the Year the night before.

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BB&T on Market Street in Wilmington robbed, suspect sought

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Wilmington | The BB & T Bank branch at 6830 Market St. was robbed at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release from the Wilmington Police Department. Witnesses told police a man walked up to a teller and demanded money. After she gave him cash, he walked out of the bank, according to the release.

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Strickland bond yet to be set

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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Wednesday brought new information about a Tabor City teen with ties to Senator RC Soles.

Most recently, 17-year-old Allen Strickland was arrested for leading police on a high-speed chase.

After posting a $500,000 bond, Strickland was arrested for violating his house arrest and the bond was revoked.

On Friday, a district judge raised Strickland’s bond to one million dollars, but that was rescinded because the case is in superior court, which means Strickland must appear before a superior court judge.

The next superior court hearing in Whiteville is October seventh.

As for Strickland’s financial status, despite owning a home and Corvette purchased with money from Senator Soles and posting $600,000 in bonds, Strickland says he’s indigent and asked for a court appointed attorney. That claim is under investigation.

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Wednesday brought new information about a Tabor City teen with ties to Senator RC Soles.

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PPD’s Fred Eshelman will step onto Wilmington Walk of Fame

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Wayne Faulkner,Wayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Fred Eshelman not only founded PPD Inc. and led it to become one of the largest contract research organizations, he has been a major donor to North Carolina colleges and local charities.

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City breaks ground on Athlea Gibson Tennis Center

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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There is good news for Wilmington tennis players; new courts are on the way.

The city broke ground on a new tennis center at Empie Park on Wednesday. Named in honor of a Wilmington native who became the first African American to win Wimbledon, the French Open, and the US Open, the Althea Gibson Tennis Center will bring ten new lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, a walking trail, and a fifteen hundred square foot clubhouse to the park.

“This is something that I’ve got to thank the citizens of the community, they went to the polls in May of 2006, and voted overwhelmingly for these parks bonds. And if it wasn’t for the citizens of the community who came forward, and said, we want more parks, this wouldn’t have happened,” said Mayor Saffo.

The $1.5 million project is being funded with proceeds from the parks bond initiative passed by voters.

The new facility will help accommodate the four thousand tennis players in Wilmington and enable the park to host tennis tournaments.

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There is good news for Wilmington tennis players; new courts are on the way.

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