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Archive for September, 2009

UNCW, New Hanover County host no-cost rabies clinic

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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You can do your part to stop the spread of rabies by keeping your pets up to date on their rabies vaccine. So mark your calendars, a no-cost rabies clinic is coming up next weekend.

UNCW pre-veterinary students and New Hanover County Animal Control are hosting a no-cost rabies clinic Saturday, September 26th. It will be in Lot K next to Trask Coliseum.

The hours are from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The clinic is for dogs, cats and ferrets.

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You can do your part to stop the spread of rabies by keeping your pets up to date on their rabies vaccine. So mark your calendars, a no-cost rabies clinic is coming up next weekend.

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NC community college heads set immigrant vote

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina community college leaders have had a month to consider a new policy that would allow illegal immigrants into the two-year colleges, and a decision could come this week.

The state Board of Community Colleges’ policy committee on Thursday considers rules that would admit undocumented immigrants if they graduated from a U.S. high school. A vote by the full community colleges board could come Friday.

Immigrant students would have to pay out-of-state rates of about $7,000 a year. Lawful U.S. residents would have priority to crowded classrooms.

The country’s third-largest community college system has changed its illegal immigrant admission policy four times since 2000. The latest look comes as laid-off workers fill classrooms.

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

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North Carolina community college leaders have had a month to consider a new policy that would allow illegal immigrants into the two-year colleges, and a decision could come this week.

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Dog Court: Bear the Rotweiler

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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Brian Kenney owns Bear the Rottweiler. The 3-year-old, 98 pound male got off property and terrorized a person in late July. “He’s never gone after somebody before,” said Kenney. “I’m not sure what happened that morning. I wasn’t there. I don’t know how close he was to my yard, but he doesn’t go after people.”

The 4-foot high fence apparently is not tall enough. That was the main concern for the dog court panelists. “I think maybe we should give him some leeway to get a fence up, because what he has now is not a proper fence at all I think,” said panelist John Boozer.

So what is a proper height? In the panelists mind, it needs to be six feet. “I think a privacy fence is it. He has roommates there. He won’t have to worry about the roommates,” added Joyce Bradley, also a panelist. “I’m not saying they’re not responsible but we see this so often where roommates are involved and all of a sudden you open the door and you say I’ll be out there in a minute, but by the time the minute is gone the dog is gone and you certainly don’t want this to happen again.”

Rottweilers are a protective breed and they are quite territorial. Wednesday night the dog court panelists gave Brian Kenney 60 days to install a privacy fence.

When this is done the dangerous dog label will be removed for Bear the Rottweiler, and the dog will be found not guilty.

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videoNew Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court was back in session Wednesday night. The case involved a Rottweiler whose owner is appealing the dangerous dog label.

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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

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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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