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Hannah Block dies at 96

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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Hannah Block was trailblazer. In 1961, she became wWlmington’s first female city council member. She helped organizer the first Azalea Festival. She produced the first Miss North Carolina pageant. In the 40’s she was the head lifeguard at Carolina Beach, the first female head lifeguard in the state.

It was in the 40’s that Hannah Block left a permanent mark – the restored Hannah Block USO Building, which is now a performing arts center. This is where Miss Hannah entertained the soldier boys, as she called them.

Hannah Block, age 96 – a life well-lived indeed.

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Our city has lost a treasure. Ms. Hannah Block died quietly at home at the age of 96. Talk about a full life.

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$10,000 reward offered in Hampstead murder

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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A $10,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the murder of Hampstead resident Beverly Moore.

Moore was found dead in her home in late September. Friday morning, the governor’s office signed off on a $5,000 reward, and the Moore family has agreed to match it.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office released sketches of two people of interest Thursday. Detectives said they have gotten some good information from the composites of the two men seen in the area of Moore’s home around her time of death.

If you have information, call the Pender County Sheriff’s Office at 259-1438.

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A $10,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the murder of Hampstead resident Beverly Moore.

Moore was found dead in her home in late September.

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Get rid of old electronics at Rocky Point Saturday

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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Looking to get rid of old electronics? Rocky Point will be the place to be Saturday. Pender County will be collecting any, and all electronic devices tomorrow at the Rocky Point Medical Pavilion.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., folks can swing by and drop off computers, cell phones, old TVs and any thing else that plugs in. The Heide Trask Junior ROTC will be on hand to do the heavy lifting, and you won’t even need to leave you car. It’s a great way to help the environment.

“Depositing them in the landfill means that’s its going to be a long time before they ever break down. So we’re getting real creative because we’re starting to realize there’s a limited life on our landfills,” said Melinda Knoerzer of Pender County Utilities. “We have got to get creative into what we can put in there and what we can’t, and we are finding markets for the recyclables.”

Beginning in 2011, it will be illegal to dispose of electronic devices in any North Carolina landfill, meaning Saturday is a great way to start recycling.

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Looking to get rid of old electronics? Rocky Point will be the place to be Saturday. Pender County will be collecting any, and all electronic devices tomorrow at the Rocky Point Medical Pavilion.

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$10,000 reward offered in Hampstead woman’s murder

Friday, November 13th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

State authorities and the family of Beverly Ennis Moore are offering $10,000 to anyone who can find those responsible for Moore’s murder.

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Hannah Block, Wilmington civic leader, dies

Friday, November 13th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Hannah Block, a Wilmington civic leader for more than six decades, died quietly at home Friday morning, according to relatives. She was 96.

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