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Archive for November, 2009

Coast Guard saves 5 from sailboat off NC coast

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The Coast Guard has saved five sailors as their boat sank in the dark Atlantic Ocean.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the Coast Guard was called after the sailboat Lazy Jack started taking on water about 30 miles south of Cape Lookout on Saturday night.

Ensign Caleb Peacock says a helicopter based in Elizabeth City and a rescue boat from Fort Macon raced to the 48-foot boat, which is based in Charleston, S.C.

The Coast Guard says rescuers found only a foot or two of the boat still above the surface. The helicopter hoisted one person to safety, but the other passengers chose to wait in their life raft for more than an hour until the rescue boat arrived.

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

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The Coast Guard has saved five sailors as their boat sank in the dark Atlantic Ocean.

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Town-wide wireless Internet service a possibility for Kure Beach

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

A proposal being considered by Kure Beach could bring wireless Internet service to the whole town in addition to generating revenue.

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Local artists show off original work at Art for the Masses

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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One Wilmington building was transformed into a large art museum over the weekend. The Eighth Annual Art for the Masses was held at the new Bank of America building downtown.

More than two hundred local artists filled four floors of the building with collections of their original work. The goal of the event: to support local artists, as well as expose the public to different styles of art.

Art for the Masses coordinator Jenni Harris said, “With two hundred artists, you kind of see what you like and don’t like. So if you’re not familiar with art – I’m an art fanatic – but the people who aren’t familiar with art, they can sort of pick and choose and learn what they do like and don’t like. So then when they go to galleries or art shows they know what they like and don’t like.”

This year’s event drew more artists and people than ever before, with many folks leaving with a piece of art for their home.

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One Wilmington building was transformed into a large art museum over the weekend. The Eighth Annual Art for the Masses was held at the new Bank of America building downtown.

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NC’s biggest city experiencing influx of coyotes

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina city that supports Panthers and Bobcats wants no part of the real four-legged predators roaming its neighborhoods.

The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday that coyotes are terrorizing residents, who fear for their small children and animals.

Those residents are also discovering that county animal control doesn’t respond to coyote calls, referring residents to state officials and private contractors who trap wildlife for a fee.

Several communities on the city’s south side have been on alert. Residents in one neighborhood say a cat was eaten by a coyote several weeks ago, prompting the pet owner to circulate a flier warning residents.

Coyotes are not generally aggressive toward people, though a Union County man was bitten last year by a rabid one.

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

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The North Carolina city that supports Panthers and Bobcats wants no part of the real four-legged predators roaming its neighborhoods.

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NC college student killed at off-campus party

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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BOONE, N.C. — Police in North Carolina say the shooting death of a college student at an off-campus party appears to have been an accident.

Multiple media outlets reported that 20-year-old Appalachian State University student Jay Derby of Matthews was killed in Boone early Sunday morning.

Mike Derby says his son was studying business and planned to be home for Thanksgiving.

Police say the shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at an apartment complex that attracts students.

Paramedics say Derby was dead when they arrived.

Police have referred the case to local prosecutors to decide if charges will be filed.

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

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Police in North Carolina say the shooting death of a college student at an off-campus party appears to have been an accident.

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