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Archive for September, 2009

Sandlin appears before judge after brutal Wrightsville Beach attack

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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The man charged with a brutal attack in Wrightsville Beach last weekend made his first appearance before a judge Thursday.

Twenty-eight-year-old Hugh Sandlin appeared via video from the New Hanover County Jail. His bond was increased to $150,000. Sandlin faces felony charges.

Police said he has admitted to attacking Jud Gee early Saturday morning. Detectives said Sandlin told them he thought Gee was someone else when he attacked him and took his bike.

Gee remains in critical condition and in a coma. His family said they want justice.

“We’re angry, but we’re relieved the man’s been caught,” said the victim’s brother, Carlyle Gee. “We know he can’t harm anyone anymore. We’re just hoping the system will do what it’s supposed to do and put him behind bars for as long as possible.”

If Sandlin posts bond, he will be electronically monitored at his father’s house in Jacksonville, and regularly tested for alcohol.

Sandlin’s next court date is October 8th where he will faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and assault inflicting serious injury.

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The man charged with a brutal attack in Wrightsville Beach last weekend made his first appearance before a judge Thursday.

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DA offering Pender County miscreants a day of immunity

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

Attention absconders, scofflaws and fugitives: Anyone who has skipped a court date in Pender County for misdemeanor charges can make amends Nov. 4.

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ILM lands $2.4 million in federal funds

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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Millions of dollars in federal funds is headed to ILM. Wilmington International airport has received $2.4 million for infrastructure improvements.

Specifically, the funds will be used for storm water upgrades and install a pipe system to accommodate future development of the general aviation area.

Construction of the storm water project will start this fall.

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Millions of dollars in federal funds is headed to ILM. Wilmington International airport has received $2.4 million for infrastructure improvements.

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Temple of Israel cemetery to open by year’s end

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

After three years and about $200,000, The New Jewish Cemetery on the corner of Princess Place and 17th Street will open by the end of the year.

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Plug pulled on controversial Riverfest rally

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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Sea-Comm Media has pulled the plug on a controversial rally scheduled to take place at Riverfest.

Sea-Comm President and General Manager Paul Knight said the company will no longer sponsor the “I Love America” rally at next month’s festival.

The rally was going to be hosted by conservative radio show host Curtis Wright, which sparked some protest from community members.

Knight said he did not want Riverfest directors to endure what he called “ridiculous action by a small group of unhappy people.”

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Sea-Comm Media has pulled the plug on a controversial rally scheduled to take place at Riverfest.

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