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Archive for November, 2009

Man robbed, shot in foot at 12th and Chestnut

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

A man walking near 12th and Chestnut streets Monday was robbed and shot in the foot, according to a news release from Lucy Crockett with the Wilmington Police Department.

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Oak Island women launch effort to feed 200 hungry people for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

The Brunswick County Medical Society is sponsoring the free take-out meal called Food for All This Fall 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 26 at Chagall, 5908 E. Oak Island Drive.

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Former employees among 4 charged in Shallotte movie theater robbery

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Two former employees of Coastal Cinemas in Shallotte and two others were arrested Monday on charges of armed robbery at the movie theater Sunday night.

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Former NC lawmaker asks court to void conviction

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Lawyers for a disgraced former North Carolina legislator have gone back to court seeking to overturn his conviction for obstruction of justice.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that a lawyer for former Rep. Thomas Wright told a three-judge state Court of Appeals panel his guilty verdict last year was not supported by law.

Wright is appealing his obstruction conviction and sentence of up to eight months. Investigators say the Wilmington Democrat failed to report $150,000 in campaign donations and kept most of it for himself.

The appeals court earlier this month upheld Wright’s conviction on three felony counts of obtaining property under false pretenses. Wright is serving six to eight years for those convictions.

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

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Lawyers for a disgraced former North Carolina legislator have gone back to court seeking to overturn his conviction for obstruction of justice.

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Wilmington gang member sentenced on federal drug charges

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

A Wilmington man, who was a known gang member, was sentenced in federal court Monday for firearm and drug-related charges.

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