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Archive for September, 2009

Ex-Brunswick County Sheriff Hewett expected to leave prison early

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett is expected to be sent to a halfway house.

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Dosher Memorial Hospital won’t officially ban kids from rooms

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Dosher Memorial Hospital will not ban children from visiting the hospital in light of the unusual flu season, but officials at the Southport hospital are asking parents to be prudent.

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NC moves prisoners as state closes facilities

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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McLEANSVILLE, N.C. — The state Correction Department is moving about 950 prisoners as North Carolina’s budget problems force it to close seven minimum-security prisons.

WRAL-TV reported that the Wilmington Residential Facility for Women closed this month. The Guilford Correctional Center, Gates Correctional Center and Union Correctional Center will close by Thursday.

Umstead Correctional Center is slated to close by Nov. 1, with the Cleveland Correctional Center closing by Dec. 1 and McCain Correctional Hospital closing by April.

The moves will save about $22 million. They’re part of the department’s plan to eliminate 1,000 jobs because of statewide budget cuts.

Department spokesman Keith Acree says the state will focus on expanding larger prisons, which are less expensive to operate than smaller ones.

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

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The state Correction Department is moving about 950 prisoners as North Carolina’s budget problems force it to close seven minimum-security prisons.

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State officials to hold meeting on Masonboro Island access

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Undeveloped Masonboro Island is considered one of the jewels of Southeastern North Carolina.But the barrier island nature reserve has been overrun, and some would say abused, by visitors over summer holiday weekends.

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Justice in Motion hosts dinner to thank local law enforcement

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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There was a big thank you to local the law enforcement Tuesday night. Justice in Motion hosted an appreciation dinner at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington.

The goal is to celebrate the efforts of the men and women who keep our streets safe, especially when it comes to drunk driving. Barb Lynch organized the event. She said it is important to recognize the job done by law enforcement officers in our area.

“We’re appreciating everything that they do. We’d love to send the message to the people, in New Hanover and Brunswick County, to not drink and drive,” Lynch said.

Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said, “This is an opportunity for us to collaborate and to bring all of our efforts together and to get our public to understand that drinking and driving is not the right thing to do. If you’re going to drink, don’t drive.”

About sixty members of law enforcement attended the event.

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There was a big thank you to local the law enforcement Tuesday night. Justice in Motion hosted an appreciation dinner at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington.

The goal is to celebrate the efforts of the men and women who keep our streets safe, especially when it comes to drunk driving.

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