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Archive for September, 2009

Reader Rx – Attorney should check living will

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

My 86-year-old mother has a living will. Her address as well as the address of the two witnesses have changed. Is her living will still valid?

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Man arrested in Wrightsville Beach attack

Thursday, September 17th, 2009


Twenty-eight-year-old Hugh Sandlin is in the New Hanover County Jail, after turning himself in to Wrightsville Beach Police around six o’clock Wednesday evening.

“He was very forthcoming with me,” said Detective Mike Altilio. “I talked to him on the phone and he agreed to turn himself around and come right back.”

Sandlin is charged with assault with inflicting serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon, in this case, his fists.

The brutal attack happened around 2:30 Saturday morning. Forty-one-year-old Judd Gee was riding his bike on South Lumina Avenune back to his beach house when he was allegedly assaulted by Sandlin. Detectives are not saying much about the motive only that Gee and Sandlin had never met.

“There was some things that triggered that event to occur, unfortunately, I think it was sort of a mistaken of identity. Basically, he thought Mr. Gee was somebody else,” said Detective Altilio.

Judd Gee has suffered serious injuries as a result of the attack, including a fractured skull, bleeding around the brain, and multiple broken bones. His family has been notified of Sandlin’s arrest.

Sandlin is in the New Hanover County Jail under a $50,000 bond. Detectives say he was on his way to Asheville when he called to turn himself in.

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videoA man is behind bars for the beating of a man at Wrightsville Beach over the weekend. Now, the suspect faces two assault charges, all over what detectives say is a case of mistaken identity.

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Peace group to hold Wilmington event Monday

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

The regional chapter of Grandmothers for Peace will celebrate International Day of Peace at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hugh MacRae Park Shelter 4.

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Developer Nick Garrett files for personal bankruptcy protection

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Prominent builder and developer Nick Garrett has filed for personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing debts of $10 million to $50 million, according to bankruptcy documents filed Wednesday.

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Children’s Museum exhibit focuses on dental hygiene

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

By Vicky Eckenrode, Vicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

The highlight of the new ToothaSaurus pediatric dental exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Wilmington are the microscopes magnifying saliva samples and sharks’ teeth.

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