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Bettie Fennell to run for North Carolina Senate

Friday, October 9th, 2009

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Republican Bettie Fennell is throwing her hat back in the ring for the North Carolina Senate.

Last year Fennell and Senator RC Soles ran a heated race for the 8th district seat, representing Pender, Brunswick and Columbus counties.

Senator Soles is the longest serving member of the North Carolina legislature.

With the census and redistricting scheduled for the next Senate term, Fennel said she plans to run a focused campaign.

“We’re going to focus more on the issues,” she said. “I think that’s the big concern now, not so much personalities or how long my opponent has been in the General Assembly, but on the issues.”

Fennell said she will focus on taxes, jobs and the economy in her upcoming campaign.

Fennell decided to announce her candidacy more than a year before the election because of questions and encouragement from the community.

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Republican Bettie Fennell is throwing her hat back in the ring for the North Carolina Senate.

Last year Fennell and Senator RC Soles ran a heated race for the 8th district seat, representing Pender, Brunswick and Columbus counties.

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Hotel part of plan for downtown Wilmington condo site

Friday, October 9th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

A Four Points by Sheraton hotel is in the plan for the site at Water, Princess and North Front streets, said Terry Espy, developer/partner for The View on Water Street.

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Church van flips over on I-40 to Raleigh, but no serious injuries

Friday, October 9th, 2009

A church van traveling on I-40 near the 393 exit Thursday night wrecked and flipped over, but officials said there were no serious injuries.

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Many hit the jackpot at Wilson’s Restaurant

Friday, October 9th, 2009

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Bidders showed up at Wilson’s Restaurant with hopes of hitting the jackpot Friday. The Wilmington landmark closed almost a year ago, but Friday an auctioneer soled off arcade games and pinball machines one by one.

Most of the bidders owned other family fun establishments along the coast, but some bidders were hoping to bring the fan fare home.

“It’s my daughter’s birthday this weekend so maybe I’ll get her something to tool around with,” said bidder Joel Teribury “I’m looking at the Ms. Pac-man. I lost the Centipede game, it was just too rich for my blood, but hopefully I’ll get a chance at the second Ms. Pac-man coming around here.”

Some games at the auction sold for as little as $200, with others going for about $10,000.

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Bidders showed up at Wilson’s Restaurant with hopes of hitting the jackpot Friday. The Wilmington landmark closed almost a year ago, but Friday an auctioneer soled off arcade games and pinball machines one by one.

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Sen. R.C. Soles’ home at center of dozens of police calls

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Associated Press

Neighbors of North Carolina state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. made dozens of emergency calls in recent years telling police they heard gunshots, screams and loud arguments coming from his home and law office.

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