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Archive for September, 2009

Kure Beach commissioners discuss Atlantic Avenue project

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonStarNews Correspondent

The future of the beach town’s Atlantic Avenue, the site of a recently opened boardwalk, was discussed Tuesday at the Board of Commissioners’ regular and special meetings.In a workshop before the regular meeting, the board discussed the direction to be taken regarding the

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Stormwater regulations approved in Wilmington, will take effect Nov. 1

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The city of Wilmington’s new stormwater regulations will take effect Nov. 1, and they don’t just impact developers.

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September a month to remember preparedness

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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September has been declared National Preparedness Month, and in the peak of hurricane season, Emergency Services want to make sure people know what to do in the event of a disaster.

Living along the coast, we know a hurricane can turn our lives upside down. The American Red Cross is on the front lines of disaster relief and offers important advice to get you prepared.

Victoria Kling of the Red Cross gave some helpful advice. “Get a kit…create a disasters supply kit for yourself. Make a plan. Make sure you engage everybody in the household in what that plan is. And then get informed… so get other information out there and get specific training if you need it, or become a disaster volunteer with the Red Cross yourself. And really be safe.”

Some supplies you need in an emergency include bottled water, one gallon per person, a battery powered or hand crank radio, a first aid kit and flashlights.

Make sure you have important documents on hand just in case, such as identification, will, and passport, just in case you have to leave in a hurry.

You also need an evacuation and communication plan for your family, because you may not always be together when disaster strikes.

Most importantly during a disaster you need to stay informed. For more information on being storm ready, visit the hurricane center on our website.

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videoSeptember has been declared National Preparedness Month, and in the peak of hurricane season, Emergency Services want to make sure people know what to do in the event of a disaster.

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Mother of man killed by drunk driver offers forgiveness at sentencing

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

By K.J. Williams Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

A former Brunswick Community College math instructor, who killed a motorcyclist while driving while impaired, received the forgiveness he craved Tuesday from the victim’s mother in New Hanover County Superior Court.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office flying high

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has a new addition to its force. Brunswick Air One made its debut appearance Tuesday afternoon at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia.

The four-seat chopper will be used to locate missing people and suspects, search and rescue, drug investigations, and for assessments during evacuations and natural disasters.

Operating Brunswick Air One costs $200 an hour, but that money won’t be coming from taxpayers.

“The important thing we want to get out to the public, is we were given the helicopter, completely free, and no tax dollars will be used to support this program at all. It will funded solely from drug seizure money,” stated Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram.

Brunswick County law enforcement and emergency services plan to use Brunswick Air One to assist all agencies in Brunswick County and the surrounding counties if they need assistance as well.

“We have not had this kind of resource available to us and we have not had this type of partnership in the past, so this is something we’re really looking forward to; it’s something that I think is going to be very beneficial to all the citizens of Brunswick County and to the emergency services office,” said Brunswick County EMS Director Randy Thompson.

Sheriff Ingram said he plans to apply for a grant to install an infrared system or flare on the chopper in the near future.

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has a new addition to its force. Brunswick Air One made its debut appearance Tuesday afternoon at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia.

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