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Archive for October, 2009

Oak Island elections put focus on growth, spending

Friday, October 9th, 2009

By Amanda WilsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

In the Oak Island town council and mayoral races, incumbents face off against new candidates who are campaigning largely on change platforms. Voluntary annexation, the environment and the town’s budget are major issues.

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Disagreement could send Oak Island builder’s case back to a judge

Friday, October 9th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

A local builder and Oak Island officials could be headed back to court, since they disagree on whether the town has complied with a lawsuit settlement agreement over public records.

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Cape Fear Skyway’s future hinges on Wednesday meeting

Friday, October 9th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

On Wednesday representatives from the N.C. Turnpike Authority, which is planning the $1.1 billion toll bridge across the Cape Fear River, will meet with members of the region’s Transportation Advisory Committee.

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Big Lots to open Shallotte store

Friday, October 9th, 2009

By Judy RoyalJudy.Royal@StarNewsOnline.com

Big Lots is opening later this month in the 30,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Food Lion at 4600 Main St.

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Pilot not hurt when small plane crashes in NC lake

Friday, October 9th, 2009

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WILSON, N.C. — A North Carolina man has escaped injury when his small plane crashed into a reservoir in Wilson.

Multiple media outlets reported that police said the plane came down in the Buckhorn Reservoir about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Seventy-nine-year-old John Massey of Clayton told authorities he was temporarily blinded by the sun and the plane was too close to the water when he could see again.

Some people at a boat dock helped Massey out of the plane. He was evaluated by Wilson County emergency medical services workers but was not taken to a hospital.

The single-engine, two-seat Remos G3 was pulled from the water late Thursday.

Police and the National Transportation Safety Board are taking part in the investigation.

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

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A North Carolina man has escaped injury when his small plane crashed into a reservoir in Wilson.

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