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Archive for September, 2009

Asian black tiger shrimp likely caught off Southport

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

By Ken LittleCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

It was almost like a scene from a science fiction movie when Southport commercial shrimper Royce Potter hauled in his net Monday. He saw a black shell covered with orange stripes.

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NC crash kills ex-White House photog Kightlinger

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — A retired White House photographer who worked for five U.S. presidents and his wife were killed in a traffic accident on a North Carolina road.

A family member said Wednesday that 77-year-old Jack Kightlinger of Flat Rock and his 77-year-old wife, Adele, were killed in a two-car crash on Monday.

Kightlinger’s son-in-law Brad Fellrath of Charlotte said funeral arrangements were pending.

The Times-News of Hendersonville reported that the state Highway Patrol found an 18-year-old pickup truck driver crossed the center line and hit the Kightlingers’s car. A patrol spokeswoman said charges were pending Wednesday.

Kightlinger took behind-the-scenes photos of presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Ronald Reagan for 19 years through 1985.

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

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A retired White House photographer who worked for five U.S. presidents and his wife were killed in a traffic accident on a North Carolina road.

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Man arrested in hit-and-run of bicyclist on Market Street

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The witnesses said the driver of a vehicle ran into the bicycle rider after the victim and he got into an argument while on the road.

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Home sales in Wilmington area drop in August

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Home sales in the area covered by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors’ multiple listing service dropped to 380 in August from 435 in July, the Realtors reported Wednesday.

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NC will require electronic breakers in new houses

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina regulators will require that all new homes be built with an electronic switch designed to prevent electrical fires.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday the Building Code Council had been moving toward dropping a requirement that arc fault circuit interrupters be installed in all living areas of new homes. The breakers already were required for bedrooms.

Some builders said the devices weren’t worth the extra expense.

Gov. Beverly Perdue last week wrote council members expressing her support for keeping the requirement.

The council voted Tuesday to do so.

Albemarle builder Mack Nixon is a member of the council who says he still doesn’t think the extra cost is worth it, but decided to go along with the governor’s request.

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

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North Carolina regulators will require that all new homes be built with an electronic switch designed to prevent electrical fires.

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