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Archive for September, 2009

Wilmington’s Coastal Horizons Crisis Center celebrated Thursday

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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There was a celebration for Wilmington’s Coastal Horizons Crisis Center Thursday night. State Secretary of Health and Human Services Lanier Cansler gave the keynote address.

Cansler said amid budget cuts, Coastal Horizons, which provides substance abuse counseling and mental health treatment, continues to provide an important and vital service to southeastern North Carolina.

“The budget times are bad and we’re struggling at the Department of Health and Human Services to implement cuts in a way that do not damage the ability to provide the services. Working closely with providers like Coastal Horizons is what we have to do to make that happen,” said Cansler.

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and State Representative Carolyn Justice were among the audience for the celebration.

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There was a celebration for Wilmington’s Coastal Horizons Crisis Center Thursday night. State Secretary of Health and Human Services Lanier Cansler gave the keynote address.

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Brother and sister face possession charges in heroin bust

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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Detectives found heroin and money inside a New Hanover County home; now a brother and sister face charges.

Detectives arrested David Andrew Kirton Jr., who was out on bond for previous narcotic violations, and his sister, Andrea Ashlee-Ann Rock.

Kirton faces several charges, including possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin. Rock faces possession charges. She is out of jail after posting a $3,500 bond.

Kirton remains behind bars under a $100,000 bond.

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Detectives found heroin and money inside a New Hanover County home; now a brother and sister face charges.

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Wilmington in Black and White race relations seminars began Thursday night

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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The first of several race relations seminars began Thursday night.

District Attorney Ben David started Wilmington in Black and White. This is its second year, and the program will focus on several topics over the course of eight weeks, but its inaugural session last night was about the power of southern culture. The class explores the future and history of race relations in Wilmington.

“For years we have not understood that history and it plays out every day in our interactions because we don’t know how things got this way so this is insight in to the past and a window in to the future for race relations in the area,” described organizer Kimberly McLaughlin.

There is still availability if you are interested in signing up. You can find more information at www.wilmingtoninblackandwhite.org.

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The first of several race relations seminars began Thursday night. District Attorney Ben David started Wilmington in Black and White. Its inaugural session last night was about the power of southern culture.

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Navassa to keep up fight to have nearby bypass built before other

Friday, September 18th, 2009

By Ken LittleCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Navassa officials aren’t giving up their struggle to have a section of the U.S. 17 Bypass built near their town.

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Truck drags NC officer; police search for driver

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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ZEBULON, N.C. — Three people have been arrested and police are searching for a driver after a North Carolina police officer was dragged by a truck that then ran over him.

Police told WRAL-TV that the Zebulon police officer may have suffered a broken leg.

Police say the officer responded about 2 a.m. Friday to a call about people stealing propane tanks at a gas station. When police saw the truck at another gas station, an officer in training went to the passenger’s side and stood in the truck doorway.

Police say the officer was trapped when the driver put the truck in reverse, and the passenger tried to shut the door. The officer was dragged about 15 to 20 feet.

Police Chief Tim Hayworth says when the officer got free, the vehicle ran over him.

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

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Three people have been arrested and police are searching for a driver after a North Carolina police officer was dragged by a truck that then ran over him.

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