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Archive for November, 2009

Former Brunswick schools superintendent Katie McGee hunts jobs close to home

Monday, November 16th, 2009

By Ana Ribeiro,Ana.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

In an Oct. 14 message printed from the school system’s public e-mail terminal, McGee wrote to a fellow superintendent that she will job-hunt in South Carolina, “where I can start again with the knowledge obtained in Brunswick.”

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Man arrested after shots fired into Leland home with AK-47

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Police have arrested a man accused of shooting into an occupied Leland residence with an AK-47 on Sunday.

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Berm fails, washing dredged muck into Brunswick River

Monday, November 16th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

An earthen berm gave way on the southern tip of Eagles Island over the weekend, washing thousands of cubic yards of dredged muck into wetlands and parts of the Brunswick River.

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Court date continued for local business owner

Monday, November 16th, 2009

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The court date for Britt’s Motorsports Owner David Scott Britt was continued last week.

Britt was originally slated to appear in a New Hanover County courtroom Thursday November 12. That date has since been pushed back to December.

Britt faces felony charges for allegedly altering or changing a manufacturer’s serial number on a motorcycle and fraudulent title application.

DMV officials say Britt was using salvaged motorcycle parts and welding the vehicle identification number to another frame in order to get a fraudulent title.

The Britt’s deny these charges. Mr. Britt said he and his family have operated the business for more than 30-years honorably and have never taken advantage of anyone.

Robert Connelly, a Britt’s Motorsports employee, and Donald Hill, a former employee, also face charges.

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Britt’s Motorsports owner Scott Britt was originally slated to appear in a New Hanover County courtroom Thursday. That date has since been pushed back to December.

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Commissioners chairman: New Hanover County finances in good shape

Monday, November 16th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

Chairman Ted Davis Jr. ticked off the ways the county has cut back during tough times, but also provided a list of accomplishments during Monday’s “state of the county” speech.

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