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Archive for November, 2009

Authorities searching for man in connection with 2007 murder

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA | The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert Thursday for locals to be on the lookout for Adam Elijah Ward, who is wanted in connection with a 2007 homicide. Officials suspect Ward might be in New Hanover or Pender county during the holiday season.

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Fire protection is Scotts Hill meeting topic

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Scotts Hill | The Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department will gather input and answer questions from Scotts Hill residents about the future of fire protection at a community-organized meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Good year for NC Christmas tree growers

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

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COLFAX, N.C. (AP) – Just as shoppers in North Carolina prepare to find Christmas gifts, some of them will be looking for a tree to place them under.

State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says the state has one of the best crops ever thanks to cool weather and adequate rainfall. Troxler said North Carolina’s 2009 Christmas tree harvest should top 5 million trees from more than 1,500 growers.

More than 96 percent of N.C. Christmas trees are Fraser firs, which are grown in the mountains. Farmers in the Piedmont and coastal plain grow pines, cedars and other varieties well-suited to warmer conditions.

North Carolina was second in the nation in Christmas tree sales in 2008 at $100 million.

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

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North Carolina’s 2009 Christmas tree harvest should top 5 million trees from more than 1,500 growers.

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Burgaw tax hike would fund drainage projects

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Burgaw | Burgaw residents can voice their opinions Tuesday on a proposed increase of a penny in the property tax rate to pay for drainage work. A public hearing is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Historic Burgaw Depot.

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Feeding the masses for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

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In Brunswick County, another Thanksgiving dinner was being served. Manna Ministries prepared meals for about 4-hundred people at the leland town hall park shelter. An assembly line of volunteers helped put together plates with all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings. Those who received the meals were thankful for all the volunteers.

“Well I was amazed. I didn’t know how this process was. I don’t know, it’s just amazing that they give up their time to be here for us,” said Dorothy Healey.

Some families showed up to enjoy a meal together on Thanksgiving, while other families decided to volunteer together. Some people who received a meal said they were so overwhelmed by all of the help, that they want to sign up to volunteer next year.

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Manna Ministries prepared meals for about 4-hundred people at the leland town hall park shelter.

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Associated poll

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