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Archive for October, 2009

Britt Motorsports owner facing felony charges

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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After a ten month investigation by the DMV, the owner of a well known Wilmington business faces several felony charges.

David Scott Britt, owner of Britt Motorsports on Market Street, made his first court appearance Wednesday. He is charged with altering or changing a manufacturer’s serial number on a motorcycle and fraudulent title application.

DMV officials say Britt was using salvaged motorcycle parts and welding the vehicle identification number to another frame in order to get a fraudulent title.

Robert Connelly, a Britt’s Motorsports employee, and Donald Hill, a former employee, also face charges.

In a statement released Thursday, Mr. Britt said he and his family have operated the business for more than 30-years honorably and have never taken advantage of anyone.

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After a ten month investigation by the DMV, the owner of a well known Wilmington business faces several felony charges.

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Virus expert talks to crowd at CFCC about H1N1

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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As H1N1 continues to spread, Cape Fear Community College is working to help educate the public. Virus expert, Andrew Suddith spoke to a crowd about prevention, recovery and his research.

The scientist from Kansas State University and his team work with viruses in pigs. He said that H1N1 has infected more people than the seasonal flu, but does not seem more deadly.

Suddith said there is no need to be concerned that there is a shortage of the vaccine. “Every time there’s a new strain of flu virus that comes out, vaccines tend to lag behind. So this isn’t really a new situation, the new situation is that there’s a lot more cases of the flu, and the vaccine production hasn’t quite caught up, but it may have been unrealistic to expect that we’d have 140 million doses by Octobe,” he said.

Suddith stressed good hygiene as the next best preventative measure, second to the vaccine.

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As H1N1 continues to spread, Cape Fear Community College is working to help educate the public. Virus expert, Andrew Suddith spoke to a crowd about prevention, recovery and his research.

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House fire controlled quickly after starting in bedroom

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Firefighters were called to 1705 Queen St. at 4:19 p.m. and contained a blaze that did minimal damage to the house.

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Britt Motorsports owner, 2 employees facing felony charges

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@starnewsonline.com

The owner and two employees of an area motorcycle dealership were arrested this week on allegations they altered serial numbers on motorcycles, according to court documents.

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Coastal Resources Commission pans booze ban on Masonboro Island

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission on Thursday threw cold water on a proposal to ban alcohol from Masonboro Island and the state’s nine other coastal reserve sites.But the sentiment could have a limited impact, since the commission can only advise the N.C. Division of Coastal Management on how to run the reserve sites.

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