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Archive for October, 2009

Getting a cab could be getting easier

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

It’s 2 a.m., the bars are closing, and you’re trying to find a cab. Beginning midnight today, finding a safe ride home might be easier if a plan officials are testing works.

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Leland officer, K-9 recovering after accident

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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A Leland police officer and his K-9 are recovering, after their patrol car was totaled Wednesday night.

Officer Jonathon Hall and his police canine were traveling on Highway 133 at Blackwell Road in Leland when the car was struck on the driver’s side by another vehicle. His vehicle rolled over several times, hit a utility pole, and landed on its roof.

“It was a very serious accident,” said Leland Police Department’s Lt. Carl Smith. “One of the things that was a little bit different in this one, is it was a K-9 unit and the dog actually got out due to the impact. It forced open one of the doors and the dog actually got out of the vehicle. Luckily for us the officer was okay he had minor injuries, he was transported to the hospital and he was able to retrieve his dog and the dog was uninjured as well.”

Officer Hall is recovering at home. His dog, Dak, spent the day at the vet. The other driver was treated and released at the scene.

The highway patrol is investigating.

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A Leland police officer and his K-9 are recovering, after their patrol car was totaled Wednesday night.

Officer Jonathon Hall and his police canine were traveling on Highway 133 at Blackwell Road in Leland when…

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Do it all at blastoffnetwork.com

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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A new website has launched and is blasting through cyberspace. The idea of www.blastoffnetwork.com is to have everything in one place; news, e-mail, shopping, music, social-networking sites, Youtube, TV, and games, all accessible through one website and designed the way you want it.

There are incentives to blastoffnetwork.com too. When you shop online from more than four hundred retailers like Target or Best Buy, you get cash back. If you invite friends, you get paid when they make purchases too.

“We say blastoff… it’s got Facebook, it’s got games, sports, rather than go to a lot of different things, it’s all in one place,” said Steve Melia of blastoffnetwork.com

You can sign up for free or get more information at www.blastoffnetwork.com.

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A new website has launched and is blasting through cyberspace. The idea of blastoffnetwork.com is to have everything in one place.

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What’s Happening: October 29 – November 1

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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Pirates invade Southport this weekend! Starting Thursday, the scurvy dogs will set up camp. Then Saturday, walk the pirate camps and watch a living history to learn what it was like to be a pirate. Music performances begin both nights at 6:00 p.m. on the Fort Johnston Garrison lawn.

Friday night, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is holding a fall festival. It is from 6:00 until 9:00 on the walking trail in front of the government complex in Bolivia. There will be food, hayrides, pumpkin decorating and a costume contest.

Here is something for the adult witches and vampires. The Cameron Art Museum’s Haunt 2009 begins at 8:00 Friday night and ends at midnight. There is going to be food, drinks, music and a costume contest. The $50 ticket includes beer and wine.

Parents, are you looking for a fun and safe alternative to trick or treating through neighborhoods? Here you go. Saturday night, Burgaw is holding a Trunk or Treat event at Courthouse Square at 6:00 p.m. But first, don’t miss the pet parade and costume contest starting at 12:30 that afternoon. It is $5 to enter, followed by a costume contest for kids at 4:00 p.m.

In northern Brunswick County, there is a Trunk or Treat in Leland. It starts at 5:00 and ends at 7:00 at Leland Municipal Park on Town Hall Drive.

Down in Holden Beach, there is a Trunk or Treat Saturday at Holden Beach Pavilion. It starts at 5:00 and ends at 7:30. There will also be games, a costume contest and pumpkin painting.

And for some Pender County Halloween fun, head to Hampstead for the 4th Annual Trick or Treat in the Park. It begins at 5:00 and ends at 8:00.

In Wilmington, take your kids to Independence Mall to Trick-or-Treat. It is Saturday from 4:00 until 6:00. The first 500 people to bring a canned good for the Food Bank will receive a goodie bag.

Do you want to stay in the spirit of the holiday and check out all things creepy and crawly? Halyburton Park is showing off scary creepy critters like bats and spiders from 1:30 until 3:00. It is for kids ages six to ten. The event is three dollars per person. You must pre-register at 341-0075.

Saturday, polish your fender and dust your dash for the Eleventh Annual Brits and Battleship Car Show. It is happening at the Battleship North Carolina. It begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30. If you want to enter your car, it is $30. It is free if you just want to check out the cars.

You can always find out what’s happening by going to our Community Calendar page.

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videoHalloween weekend means there is going to be plenty to see and do. If you are searching for someplace fun to take the family, Marcy Cuevas tells us What’s Happening.

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NC judge says commission recommends his removal

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina judge says a state panel has recommended his removal for misconduct after allegations he failed to resign as a corporate board director and fought with another judge.

Mecklenburg County District Court Judge Bill Belk told WCNC-TV he learned Wednesday the Judicial Standards Commission recommended his removal. Belk did not return a call Thursday to The Associated Press.

The grandson of the Belk department store chain’s founder says he expected the rebuke. He says he has been targeted for trying to reform the court system.

Judicial Standards Commission executive director Paul Ross says he can’t confirm any possible recommendations to the state Supreme Court, which would decide Belk’s fate.

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

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A North Carolina judge says a state panel has recommended his removal for misconduct after allegations he failed to resign as a corporate board director and fought with another judge.

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