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Archive for November, 2009

Wilmington honors citizens who saved elderly couple

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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Tuesday night, the city honored a Wilmington police officer and several citizens with commendations for saving an elderly couple from a sinking car.

Back in August, the couple drove their Lincoln Town Car into a retention pond off Racine Drive. The folks receiving recognition from the city got the man and woman out of the car. Tuesday night, Mayor Bill Saffo presented certificates to the rescuers.

“Feels nice to be recognized, you know, good deed, and it’s nice to know that someone was paying attention,” said Chad Taylor, one of the citizens who received commendation.

Of the eight people being recognized, only six were on hand to receive their commendations. One of the rescuers, former Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Long, was out of town. The other, Joshua Gaweda, is now on active military duty in Afghanistan.

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Tuesday night, the city honored a Wilmington police officer and several citizens with commendations for saving an elderly couple from a sinking car.

Back in August, the couple drove their Lincoln Town Car…

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Investors sue Cooperative Bank, board members

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Two Wilmington investors have sued Cooperative Bankshares Inc. and six board members charging the bank was run in a “reckless, wonton and/or negligent manner.”

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Goodwill – When car spins, kind thoughts of stranger help out

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

By Will JonesWill.Jones@StarNewsOnline.com

Life is a whirlwind of sorts for busy people. But when you lose control as a driver, it can throw you for a loop.Sarah Sparks said she recently was southbound on South College Road.

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Leland Town Council finally has new member

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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Round Three, and the winner is in. Martha Currie is officially a new member of Leland Town Council. In two recounts, Currie won both times by one vote.

Candidate Roy Lettieri asked for the recount because the vote count was so close.

Currie told WWAY she was not concerned because she figured the best person for the job would win.

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Round Three, and the winner is in. Martha Currie is officially a new member of Leland Town Council. In two recounts, Currie won both times by one vote.

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Concern grows over North Carolina children and H1N1 virus

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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Seven more people have died from the swine flu virus in the last week in North Carolina. A Topsail High School student died from complications of the disease earlier this month. The total number of H1N1 related deaths in the state since late September is now 45.

The biggest concern is that more children have now died from H1N1 in North Carolina than normally die in an entire typical flu season.

State epidemiologist Zack Moore, MD. said, “A pretty high percentage of kids who’ve died from pandemic flu have had other conditions such as asthma or neurological problems but not all. There are always a minority of kids who do die with flu without having anything like that identified.”

The good news is more vaccines are on the way. The CDC said by mid-December there should be enough doses in the Tar Heel State for anyone who wants one.

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Seven more people have died from the swine flu virus in the last week in North Carolina. A Topsail High School student died from complications of the disease earlier this month.

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