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Archive for September, 2009

Wilmington PD looking for man who used stolen credit cards

Friday, September 18th, 2009

The Wilmington Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying the man who has been using stolen credit cards to purchase gift cards at area drug stores.

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Retail space commerce continues

Friday, September 18th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayneFaulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Area commercial real estate firms have been busy selling buildings and leasing office and retail space in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Supply and Myrtle Beach.Cape Fear Commercial announced three lease deals in Wilmington.

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New liposuction procedure introduced in Wilmington

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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A new non-invasive liposuction procedure has made its way to our area and the device is the only one of its kind in this part of the state.

It is called Zerona and you can find it at Revitalize Medical in Wilmington.

The FDA-approved technique uses cold lasers to remove fat cells and contour the body. It is a four-week process, and clients should see results soon after that.

It is not to be used for massive amounts of fat, but rather if someone has a few target areas.

“A prime candidate is somebody who is already pretty close to their ideal body weight, somebody who has a healthy lifestyle, somebody who is already thinking about a lifetime of wellness and fitness and is just interested in some subtle sculpting,” said Karen Harum, MD.

The whole procedure costs about $3,000.

Zerona can also be used for pain control, by healing soft tissue.

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A new non-invasive liposuction procedure has made its way to our area and the device is the only one of its kind in this part of the state.

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Area organization helping the battle with homelessness

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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To help people avoid becoming homeless, area agencies applied for a grant to help tackle the issue of homelessness. Dan Ferrell and his colleagues at the United Way are the lead applicants of the grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Along with other groups, they got the money – $1.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“That money is going to be used to assist at-risk households who are of low income, which is roughly, for an individual about $20,000, and for a family of four in Wilmington – $28,000 a year,” said Ferrell.

The money will help qualified people pay rent and utilities. It will also assist ex-offenders and youth aging out of foster care. People in those categories tend to find themselves homeless if they don’t get proper assistance during their transition.

Ferrell added, “We’re going to be looking very closely to see how little we can spend on each family or each household so we can spread the money as far as it can go.”

The other partners receiving the grant money are the Salvation Army, the Good Shepherd Center, Brunswick Family Assistance, Pender County Housing Department, and Amez Housing Community Development Corporation.

The money will be available to the agencies in the three counties over the next three years.

The funding was just announced this week, so there is still some planning and development to be done. Clients will begin seeing the money in November. The groups are still determining who will receive it and how they’ll go about distributing it.

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videoArea organizations that battle homelessness are getting a big chunk of money to help. The state stimulus funds will target two key areas; prevention and housing.

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Wilmington pair arrested on crack, heroin charges

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Wilmington | Two men were arrested Thursday and charged with possession of crack cocaine and heroin, according to Wilmington Police.

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