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Archive for November, 2009

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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Railroad club helps create magic of Enchanted Airlie

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

By Brandon Sneed,StarNews Correspondent

Since 2004, the Cape Fear Railroad Society – a group of 29 local model train enthusiasts – has constructed displays for the annual Enchanted Airlie event.

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Lose for Good participants drop pounds, donate food

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

It wasn’t enough that a group from Weight Watchers lost 4,338.8 pounds in about seven weeks. The same group collected 4,721.8 pounds of food for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.

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NC road officials, Perdue working on NC 12 washout

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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RODANTHE, N.C. — North Carolina officials are surveying damage caused by the remants of Tropical Storm Ida and working to fix the major north-south road on the southern end of the Outer Banks.

Gov. Beverly Perdue prepared to visit the Outer Banks on Tuesday morning and a washed-out stretch of N.C. 12 north of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island.

State road crews have been working since Friday removing water and debris from the quarter-mile stretch of road. They’ve created a temporary one-lane road around the mess for four-wheel drive vehicles heading to and from Nags Head.

The state also was ready to open before dawn Tuesday a temporary ferry route between Rodanthe and the Dare County mainland. The state also wants federal money to pay for cleanup and repairs.

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

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North Carolina officials are surveying damage caused by the remants of Tropical Storm Ida and working to fix the major north-south road on the southern end of the Outer Banks.

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Recount confirms Currie wins Leland Town Council seat

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

Martha Currie has won a seat on the Leland Town Council by a one-vote margin. A recount Tuesday confirmed she received 563 votes to Roy Lettieri’s 562.

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