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Archive for September, 2009

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy offers insight

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

Sheriff Ed McMahon said he created the annual citizens’ academy as part of an effort to be accountable to the public.

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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


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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