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Archive for October, 2009

Public hearing scheduled for proposed Murrayville Elementary cell phone tower

Friday, October 30th, 2009

The New Hanover County commissioners will hold a public hearing Monday on whether a cell phone tower should be built on the Murrayville Elementary School property.The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the historic courthouse in downtown Wilmington, located at 24 N. Third Street. It is part of the commissioners’ regular meeting.

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Downtown Wilmington to test out taxi stands

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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Starting Friday night, taxis are going to have to get in line for their passengers. This weekend is the first test for a taxi stand in downtown Wilmington.

Between midnight and 3:00 a.m., taxis will only be allowed on Princess Street between Front and Third. The taxi line is intended to alleviate congestion and increase safety for the late night bar crowd.

Hell’s Kitchen owner Vincent Arcieri said, “Just the idea, it’s convenient for our customers. I want to be able for them to have a convenient place to be able to wait for a cab when they want to get out of town, and I think this is the way to go.”

The Wilmington Police Department will help block off the streets and help with crowd control.

Wilmington downtown will test the idea Friday and Saturday night. If it is successful, the taxi stand could become a weekend regular.

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Starting Friday night, taxis are going to have to get in line for their passengers. This weekend is the first test for a taxi stand in downtown Wilmington.

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Law suit hopes to save sea turtles from gill nets

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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A potential law suit is in place in hopes of saving sea turtles.

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach has filed a 60-day letter of intent to sue the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for using gill nets they believe injure sea turtles.

The hospital recovered three more turtles Thursday night. Although these turtles were not caught in gill nets, director Jean Beasley said many are.

A representative from the attorney general’s office said the letter of intent is currently under review. Then they will follow up with their client – North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries.

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A potential law suit is in place in hopes of saving sea turtles.

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach has filed a 60-day letter of intent to sue the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries

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SC man pleads guilty to starting fire in Horry County

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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A South Carolina man has plead guilty to setting a backyard trash fire, that led to a massive blaze in Horry County.

Marc Torchi was cited for failing to notify the Forestry Commission of an outdoor burn, and allowing a fire to spread to a neighbor’s property.

Torchi agreed to plead guilty to those charges, but his lawyer said in court he had nothing to do with the big wildfire in late April. The judge told the courtroom, there is a lesson to be learned from this: call forestry’s hotline before you burn.

“It lets our dispatchers and our firefighters know that there is a burn going on at that address so we are that much more prepared if a fire gets out of hand,” said Scott Hawkins of the South Carolina Forestry Commission.

Torchi and his neighbors testified that everybody on his rural road burns outdoors, and nobody calls forestry first. Forestry countered that their hotline got 18,000 notification calls in Horry County last year.

Torchi’s fine for setting the fire was $732.

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A South Carolina man has plead guilty to setting a backyard trash fire, that led to a massive blaze in Horry County.

Marc Torchi was cited for failing to notify the Forestry Commission

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NAACP probes Pender schools chief

Friday, October 30th, 2009

By Chelsea Kellner, Chelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

A letter to chairman Tom Roper listed allegations ranging from frequently missed school board meetings to “derogatory and insensitive remarks concerning minorities and organizations that support equity of opportunities for all.”

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