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Archive for November, 2009

Two men hold up Holden Beach store

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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Brunswick County detectives need your help finding two robbery suspects.

Around 6:30 Wednesday night, two men wearing orange ski masks walked into Smith’s Grocery and Hardware in Holden Beach. One was carrying a handgun; the other also had a weapon.

The men grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and walked away.

The suspects were both wearing all black. One is about 6’ tall about 140 to 150 pounds. The other, about 5’ 8” weighing about 130 pounds.

If you have any information about who the men are, call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 253-2777.

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Brunswick County detectives need your help finding two robbery suspects.

Around 6:30 Wednesday night, two men wearing orange ski masks walked into Smith’s Grocery and Hardware in Holden Beach.

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Leland launches effort to attract visitors

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

By Ana Ribeiro,Ana.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

With its first hotel, Leland has gotten the state’s approval to adopt a room occupancy tax of 3 percent on the rate for a hotel room, according to Comfort Suites at Magnolia Greens general manager Barry Eagle.

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Grant aids renovations at Thalian Hall

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

By John StatonJohn.Staton@StarNewsOnline.com

What used to be prime seating at Thalian Hall is now a giant mound of sand. Luckily, that’s not cause for alarm, just a sign that $3.6 million in renovations to the historic theater, which was built in 1858, are well under way.

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Health Notes – Give blood, win round-trip flight tickets

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

WILMINGTON |The Wilmington Blood Center offers the chance to win airplane tickets for anyone who donates blood through Dec. 31.The center, located at 1102 S. 16th St., will give away three pairs of roundtrip Delta Air Lines domestic tickets to donors picked from the fall season.

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Bald Head Island considers adding to smoking ban

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

By Patricia E. MatsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

The ordinance being considered at Bald Head Island in Brunswick County would ban smoking in any public place, defined as an enclosed area to which the public is invited or permitted.

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