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NC house fire kills 2 children

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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HENDERSON, N.C. — Two children have died in a house fire in northern North Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported that a 12-year-old girl and her 1-year old brother died in the fire Monday night in Henderson. The children were trapped in the bedroom where the fire started and firefighters were unable to reach them.

Their 16-year-old brother who was looking after them was able to escape and ran for help.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims.

Fire officials do not know where the parents were at the time of the fire. Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson says the cause is still under investigation, but damage was mostly limited to the bedroom.

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

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Two children have died in a house fire in northern North Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported that a 12-year-old girl and her 1-year old brother died in the fire Monday night in Henderson.

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NC police look into murder-suicide 911 response

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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FAYETTEVILLE — North Carolina police are investigating why it took more than an hour to dispatch officers to the home of a real estate developer who killed his wife and two teenage children and himself last week.

Multiple media outlets report that Fayetteville police are reviewing a 911 call placed from a landline phone in the home of 47-year-old William Maxwell while he was killing his family.

In the call a female can be heard moaning, followed by a gunshot before the line goes dead. Officers were sent to the home just before Maxwell’s father-in-law called from the home to report a murder-suicide more than an hour after the first 911 call.

The 911 dispatcher had called the phone back after the line went dead but got a busy signal and later left a message on the answering machine.

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

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North Carolina police are investigating why it took more than an hour to dispatch officers to the home of a real estate developer who killed his wife and two teenage children and himself last week.

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Currie wins Leland council seat by one vote

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The canvass results show Martha Currie with 563 votes and Roy Lettieri with 562. They had been tied before provisional ballots were tallied.

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Brunswick County looks to change dangerous dog ordinances

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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Brunswick County is getting closer to changing its ordinances regarding dangerous dogs.

Health director Don Yausey told the Brunswick Board of Health Monday night that attorneys are reviewing the language of the ordinance, attempting to work out the kinks.

Yausey expects the new ordinances to be placed on the agenda of a county commission meeting in the near future.

In a nutshell, Brunswick County is trying to employ a dangerous dog appeals system that would be similar to the one New Hanover County uses.

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Brunswick County is getting closer to changing its ordinances regarding dangerous dogs.

Health director Don Yausey told the Brunswick Board of Health Monday night that attorneys are reviewing the language of the ordinance, attempting to work out the kinks.

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Wilmington home sales continue to improve

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Home sales in the Wilmington area continued to improve in October, with the number of closed transactions topping year-earlier levels for the second straight month.

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