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Archive for October, 2009

Wilmington-area home sales break a long string of declines

Monday, October 12th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

The Wilmington-area real estate market did something last month not seen in at least three years.

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Wachovia evacuated after six taken to hospital for eye irritation

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Wilmington | Six people were taken to a hospital for treatment of eye irritation Monday after employees at the Wachovia bank branch near Independence Mall reported a smell in the building, a Wilmington Fire Department official said.

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Renovations cost NC mansion its historic status

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina homeowner who enjoyed a decade of tax breaks by preserving a 1920s mansion will have to pay back taxes after remodeling cost the home its historic designation.

The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that the city council approved stripping the Major Alexander L. James House of its historic designation. The owner of the 1929 brick home made a
number of changes the local Historic Landmarks Commission didn’t approve, including removing fireplaces, flooring and interior doors.

The historic status had saved owner Peter Fleming about $20,000 annually in property taxes. Now Fleming will have to pay the last three years of deferred property taxes, the current year’s taxes, and interest. That comes to about $86,000.

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

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A North Carolina homeowner who enjoyed a decade of tax breaks by preserving a 1920s mansion will have to pay back taxes after remodeling cost the home its historic designation.

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Goodwill – Honest Walmart worker turns in $50 bill

Monday, October 12th, 2009

By Will JonesWill.Jones@StarNewsOnline.com

Lots of cash apparently gets dropped at Walmart. And not necessarily just at the registers. Steve Keifer of Oak Island wrote about his recent good fortune.

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NC politician, newspaperwoman, Brunswick County native Harper dies at 92

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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DURHAM | Former candidate for North Carolina lieutenant governor Margaret Taylor Harper has died at age 92.Harper’s son Ed said she died Sunday at Duke Hospital in Durham from complications related to a stroke she had last week.

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