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Archive for September, 2009

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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At least 39 dead as quake, tsunami hit Samoas

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

By Fili SagapoluteleAssociated Press

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa | A powerful Pacific Ocean earthquake spawned towering tsunami waves that swept ashore on Samoa and American Samoa early Tuesday, flattening villages, killing at least 39 people and leaving dozens of workers missing at devastated National Park Service facilities.

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Brunswick hospital bans child visitors to prevent flu outbreak

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

Children will not be allowed to visit patients at Brunswick Community Hospital except for extreme circumstances because of concerns about the way the H1N1 virus is spreading.The change in visitation policy will take effect Oct. 1, hospital officials announced Tuesday. The rule does not affect children who are patients.

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Big Sweep will clean Topsail beaches Saturday

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Surf City | Pender County’s annual Big Sweep will once again be cleaning Topsail Island beaches on Saturday.The event, held annually on the first Saturday in October, organizes groups of volunteers who spend the day picking up litter across North Carolina.

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