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Archive for October, 2009

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan to speak in Brunswick County

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan who first made national headlines when she camped outside former president George Bush’s Texas ranch after her son died in Iraq, will be in Brunswick County later this month.

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Positive input for Carolina Beach pier consideration

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

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The Town of Carolina Beach held a public hearing Tuesday night to consider the purchase of several pieces of property to build a pier for the North Carolina Aquarium.

The price tag is more than $4 million for more than two acres of land. The rationale behind the pier project is to boost Pleasure Island tourism, increase beach access and provide more parking in the central business district.

The town hopes some of the funding comes from grants, but taxpayers may have to bear a tax increase. Tuesday night’s input was generally positive.

“It’s a significant piece of property that’s great for the community and it’s at a great price. I think you hit the nail on the head right there,” said Bob Lewis.

Lewis, who is running for Carolina Beach Town Council, favors the pier project. On the other hand, real estate developer Adam Lisk told town council that the pier plan is fool-hardy and the town appears to be blazing the way too quickly without a master plan and projections.

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The Town of Carolina Beach held a public hearing Tuesday night to consider the purchase of several pieces of property to build a pier for the North Carolina Aquarium.

The price tag is more than $4 million for more than two acres of land.

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Remains found in submerged car off Beaufort

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

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BEAUFORT, N.C. — A sports utility vehicle that disappeared in 2005 at the same time as its driver has been found in waters off Beaufort with the remains of a body in it.

Multiple media outlets reported Tuesday that a recreational diver found the 1998 Jeep Cherokee in Gallants Channel. Authorities said the Jeep and its Virginia license plate matched the description of a vehicle driven by George Edward Quinn, who has been missing since Feb. 5, 2005.

Authorities said Quinn who was reported missing after a break-up with his girlfriend.

Chief Detective Jason Wank of the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department has worked on the case since the beginning. He says he hopes deputies will be able to bring closure to Quinn’s family, who have been notified of the finding. DNA testing still must be performed.

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

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A sports utility vehicle that disappeared in 2005 at the same time as its driver has been found in waters off Beaufort with the remains of a body in it.

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NC lawyers prep entrepreneurs facing failure

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina trade group for the legal profession is holding a series of bankruptcy clinics for struggling entrepreneurs.

The North Carolina Bar Association begins its Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program on Wednesday in Charlotte.

Volunteer lawyers will be available to discuss whether bankruptcy is necessary, reorganization, and tax implications for businesses that are considering filing for bankruptcy. Some firms might also be facing foreclosure, so lawyers will help sort through
what to do.

The Bar Association says business owners should register for a spot in advance.

The sessions helping business owners facing financial troubles will be held in two weeks in Fayetteville, in Greensboro next month, and in Wilson and the Asheville area next month.

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

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The North Carolina trade group for the legal profession is holding a series of bankruptcy clinics for struggling entrepreneurs.

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Public forum held on redistricting for Holly Shelter Middle School

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

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New Hanover County will have a new middle school next year. The opening of Holly Shelter Middle School requires moving students around. Three public forums are scheduled to discuss the issues involved.

The first was Tuesday night at Myrtle Grove Middle School. More than 150 people attended. The majority of speakers shared a common goal. They want the school board to choose a neighborhood school option.

“We have the right to select which schools our children should attend. We make that right when we determine where we live,” said Valerie Baars. “Now you tell us that our choice of school is suddenly going to change. That’s wrong and not fair – toying with our emotions year after year by threatening to uproot our children by moving them to another school.”

Many Ogden residents attended the meeting. One of the current options has Ogden students being bussed to the new Holly Shelter school.

The next forum is Monday, October 19th at Noble Middle School.

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New Hanover County will have a new middle school next year. The opening of Holly Shelter Middle School requires moving students around. Three public forums are scheduled to discuss the issues involved.

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