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Archive for September, 2009

MyReporter answers – How did Scotts Hill get its name?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

According to local historian Nola Nadeau, Scotts Hill was named for a family named Scott who (surprise!) lived on a knoll or hill in the vicinity of what is now the Old Scotts Hill AME Church.

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New Hanover Sheriff’s Office to destroy courthouse contraband

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Wilmington | New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies assigned to the security of the New Hanover County Courthouse regularly confiscate items not allowed in the facility.

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Update – Several businesses affected by fire at Racine Commons

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The Wilmington Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Tuesday evening fire at Racine Commons.

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Pender woman’s death ruled a homicide; neighbors cautioned

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

The death of a 52-year-old Hampstead mother of three is being investigated as a homicide, a detective with the Special Victims Unit of the Pender County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

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Police target drivers who ignore stopped buses

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The lights flashed on the school bus, indicating it was about to stop.The red “stop” arm came out as the bus slowed to a halt on South Kerr Avenue near Franklin Avenue.But Loretha Jenkins, of Andrews, S.C., who approached in the opposite direction in a white Ford Explorer, kept going.

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