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Archive for September, 2009

Heroin bust results in charges against brother and sister

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies searched a brother and sister’s home this week and arrested them on drug charges, officials said.Deputies concluded a narcotics investigation this week with a search of a home at 705 E. Summertime Lane, according to a statement from Deputy Charles Smith of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

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Stolen car recovered, arrest made

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Castle Hayne | New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies found a stolen car Wednesday and arrested its driver, officials said.After hearing a broadcast describe the vehicle, a deputy spotted the car in the 2800 block of Castle Hayne Road.

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Doctors offer prescription for health care reform

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

Forum discussed alternatives to current health care reforms and also encouraged people to go online and study the proposed reforms.

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Organizers cancel ‘I Love America Rally’ planned for Riverfest stage

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

By John StatonJohn.Staton@StarNewsOnline.com

A rally scheduled for community festival Riverfest’s main stage Oct. 3 was canceled Thursday, with one of its organizers saying he “pulled the plug” to take pressure off of Riverfest officials.

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Brunswick County bus accident scares students, parents

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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Students at South Brunswick Middle School and High School had just one more stop before they were dropped off at school Thursday morning. But when their school bus stopped for a pick-up on Highway 211, the day started with a bang.

“It was a big boom and everybody just started yelling, ‘a car just hit us’,” described student Cody Cribb.

It happened around 7:30 Thursday morning in Saint James. About 25 students from South Brunswick Middle School and High School were riding the bus on their way to school they were hit by an SUV.

Bus driver, Maureen Moore said, “I was like ‘oh my God’, because that’s the first thing anytime something happens to me, I think about the children.”

No one was seriously injured, but 10 students from the high school were taken to Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport. The bumps and bruises ranged from headaches to sprained knees and wrists. Principal Vann Pennell met the injured students at the hospital.

“I am proud of the kids because in an incident like that, if they can respond the right way, it kind of keeps things under control and those kids responded to this in a tremendous way,” said Pennell.

Parents said they were happy with the way everyone involved handled the situation. “They had people waiting at the hospital to greet us, school administrators were here once we got here as well,” Michele Jackson said. “So they did a really good job, were very organized getting everybody in and getting them assessed.”

South Brunswick High School sent a bus to take students to school once they were discharged from the hospital, and despite the bumps and bruises, most of the students were eager to get to class.

According to highway patrol, the driver of the SUV was charged with failure to reduce speed.

As for the students, most went back to school Thursday and they will get back on the bus tomorrow morning to head to classes as usual.

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videoStudents at South Brunswick Middle School and High School had just one more stop before they were dropped off at school Thursday morning. But when their school bus stopped for a pick-up on Highway 211, the day started with a bang.

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