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Archive for November, 2009

Wilmington’s Bo Dean receives national recognition

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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The Chair of Wilmington’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is receiving national recognition.

The National Recreation and Park Association selected Bo Dean from nominees across the country to receive a community service award.

The award goes to a person who has demonstrated an ongoing contribution of time and effort to improving parks and recreation or for helping improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

A city spokesperson said Dean has done both in Wilmington.

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The National Recreation and Park Association selected Bo Dean from nominees across the country to receive a community service award.

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Oak Island council to consider Oakwood Glen annexation at Friday meeting

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

The Oak Island Town Council can expect to hear plenty of questions Friday when it considers annexing 39 parcels in the Oakwood Glen subdivision off Airport Road. Some will come from the town’s mayor-elect.

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Brunswick County man accused of murder to be released from jail

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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The man accused of murdering a Shallotte real estate agent last year will not be behind bars for much longer.

District Attorney Rex Gore confirmed that the family of Craig Bryant posted his $300,000 bond. Bryant is still in the Brunswick County Jail until a judge signs off on the paperwork to put Bryant on electronic house arrest.

The decision to put him on house arrest was made back in July, when a judge decreased his bond.

The judge is expected to sign off in the next two weeks.

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The man accused of murdering a Shallotte real estate agent last year will not be behind bars for much longer.

District Attorney Rex Gore confirmed that the family of Craig Bryant…

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Family-owned mortgage company finds new life with water sports Web site

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

By K.J. WilliamsCityDesk@StarNewsOnline.com

The recession’s adverse effect on their mortgage company, Wright Smith Co., convinced the Smith family of mortgage brokers it was time to capitalize on the profitability of online advertising for Web-based businesses.

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Dangerous Dog Court: A jogger, a dog, and an invisible fence

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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Bob Greene owns a 5-year-old lab mixed named Kujo. Rebecca Zumpe said Kujo broke through an invisible fence and attacked her two months ago while she was jogging down a street with her own dog, which she had on a retractable leash.

“I could tell where the fence was and he went right through it. It’s like he stopped and went right through it with his teeth out,” said Zumpe. “I tried to move away from him. He hit me so hard that he completely knocked me down.”

Rebecca, a paralegal, fractured her ankle. She said she has missed two months of work and needs another surgery due to a torn meniscus.

Bob Greene provided a witness who said Kujo did not attack, nor did the dog break through the electric fence. Marion Gaukey said the jogger tripped over her own dog while running. She said, “Her dog saw Kujo and he pulled her and she fell down.”

The panelists then debated the potential verdict. Joyce Bradley said, “I don’t like the idea of the dog being out there without anybody with him. He’s obviously broken through once before. The bad thing about the electric fence is your dog is defenseless if another dog gets on your property. If you’re willing to put up a fence approved by animal control I’m willing to find the dog not guilty.”

The other panelists concurred. Rebecca Zumpe did not object because she only wants containment.

Bob Greene was given 60 days to install an actual physical fence.

The Dangerous Dogs Appeal panelists will skip December and hold their next session in January.

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videoNew Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court was back in session Wednesday night. The volunteer panelists heard a case that involves a jogger, a lab mix and an invisible fence.

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