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Archive for October, 2009

Serial peeper arrested on charges of recording women on video

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

A man convicted in 2003 of secret peeping at Wrightsville Beach was arrested Sunday on similar charges after he allegedly returned to the same neighborhood over the weekend and videorecorded women in their homes.

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Beach erosion is top issue in Topsail Beach election

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

It’s not the only concern. But what to do about the town’s disappearing beach, which threatens structures and the vital tourism trade, is the biggest and most contentious issue facing Topsail Beach candidates this November.

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Apartments for homeless, disabled open in Raleigh

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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RALEIGH — The chronically homeless and disabled are getting some help in Raleigh.

Three congressmen are scheduled to attend the dedication of the Salisbury Apartments, 10-unit apartment building for those groups, on Tuesday. Reps. Brad Miller, David Price and Bob Etheridge will attend, along with state Sen. Josh Stein. Also in attendance will be the people who will live in the apartments.

The apartments are a collaborative effort of federal, state and local governments.

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

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The chronically homeless and disabled are getting some help in Raleigh.

Three congressmen are scheduled to attend the dedication of the Salisbury Apartments, 10-unit apartment building for those groups, on Tuesday.

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Carolina Beach looks to purchase land for pier, holds public meeting Tuesday

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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The Town of Carolina Beach will hold a public meeting Tuesday night to consider the purchase of property to build a pier for the North Carolina Aquarium system. The price tag is just more than $4 million for the property, which totals more than two acres.

The town hopes grant money will pay for the purchase. If not, the money may have to come from a property tax increase of 1.5 cents per 100 dollars of value.

Town manager Tim Owens explained the rationale behind the pier project, which would potentially boost Pleasure Island tourism. “Our role is to provide the parking and amenities for it. The state would then seek the funding to build the aquarium here,” he said. “The pier would be a 1,000 feet long and made of concrete. It’s a large site that’s centrally located near our marina. If it does move forward it’s in a very strategic location. Some of the funding will have to be through grants that we will pursue and through some debt services that we’ll retire, and yes there’s potential for a tax increase based on the amount of debt services that we’ll have to undertake.”

The town council meeting starts Tuesday night at 7:30 at Carolina Beach Town Hall.

Owens said there is a chance the town will take action on the pier plan at that meeting.

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The Town of Carolina Beach will hold a public meeting Tuesday night to consider the purchase of property to build a pier for the North Carolina Aquarium system. The price tag is just more than $4 million for the property, which totals more than two acres.

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Lyceum Academy’s haunted house launches annual season of frightful delights

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

By Cece Nunn,Cece.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

Not only is the Lyceum Academy’s haunted house being held in one of its largest spaces ever. It’s also the 13th time the college prep program has held the fundraiser.

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