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Archive for October, 2009

Three Wilmington men face charges after botched car break-in

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

OGDEN | New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies have charged three people in connection with a car break-in Tuesday morning. The incident included a threat against a bystander who reported the crime, according to a statement from Deputy Charles Smith, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

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Swine flu vaccine now being administered locally

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

Zonya Letson was among the first people in New Hanover County to get vaccinated against the H1N1 virus Wednesday afternoon as the county health department opened up its first batch of limited supplies to the public.

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New Hanover receives H1N1 vaccine

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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The H1N1 vaccine has arrived in our area. New Hanover County began giving out the vaccine today, but it’s not available to everyone everywhere just yet.

Leila Boynton came to the New Hanover County Health Department with her mom and her four month old brother so all three could get their seasonal flu shot and H1N1 vaccine.

The New Hanover County Health Department has received 1,000 doses of the vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Right now they are only offering the nasal spray.

Because the first shipments are so limited, health officials are only offering them to children under six months old, health care workers, emergency personnel, and healthy people between the ages of two and 49.

Pregnant women are also a top priority but they are advised to wait for the shot, though it’s not clear yet when that will be available.

Health departments across the state are expecting weekly shipments of the vaccine from the CDC.

“I think it’s important to get both seasonal and h1n1 vaccine because it is a preventable disease. And if we look at the statistics at how many hospitalizations and deaths there are per year, I don’t understand why people would take the chance to not be vaccinated,” said Vivian Mears of the New Hanover County Health Department.

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The H1N1 vaccine has arrived in our area. New Hanover County began giving out the vaccine today, but it’s not available to everyone everywhere just yet.

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Authorities seek help in Hampstead woman’s slaying

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

When investigators arrived at Beverly Ennis Moore’s home on Sept. 27 they found no signs of struggle and no indication of a break-in. Yet Moore, 52, had been sexually assaulted and strangled, deputies said.

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One dead, four injured in MLK Parkway accident

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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“All of a sudden I see this white car basically just go airborne, and I watched the vehicle, paper flying and everything,” recalled witness Karl Deweese.

The six car accident happened just after 9:00 a.m. on Martin Luther King Parkway.

Deweese added, “I remember seeing it, my light turned green, and all I saw was just the explosion.”

Police said a white Subaru Outback, with 4 passengers, was speeding down MLK towards Wrightsville Beach.

Wilmington Police Department spokesperson Lucy Crockett said, “One person estimated it may have even been in excess of 100 miles per hour.”

At the intersection of Kerr Avenue and MLK the Subaru ran a red light and hit a white pick-up truck.

The accident killed one of the passengers in the Subaru and sent four others, including the driver of the pick-up, to the hospital in critical condition. Four other cars were hit during the collision.

Police said the driver who caused the accident wasn’t even driving his own car. “Investigators have already determined that the Subaru Outback was reported stolen in Wilmington on October 3rd,” said Crockett.

Wilmington Police will not release the name of the person who was killed in the accident until they can contact family members.

WPD accident reconstruction teams are working to verify all witness accounts of the crash.

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videoOne person is dead and four more critically injured after a car accident that closed MLK Parkway for more than two hours Wednesday morning. Wilmington Police said the car that caused the accident was stolen.

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