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Archive for November, 2009

‘Good year’ seen for local film industry

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

Two statements earned spontaneous applause during the Cucalorus Film Festival State of the State address Thursday at Thalian Hall.

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Hampstead fisherman found dead offshore

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

By K.J. Williams Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

A Hampstead man on a solo fishing trip Monday was found dead by the Coast Guard at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the water about 12 miles east of New Topsail Inlet. Kelly Wayne Cooper, 53, of Hampstead, left Surf City in his cabin cruiser to fish for grouper at 8 a.m. Monday. He was reported missing 12 hours later by his wife, Maureen.

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A break in the case of a Hampstead murder

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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Detectives say a person in the area saw someone who looks like these two men leaving Moore’s home around the time she died, and came forward to detectives.

One is described as 5 foot 10 inches to six foot, about 220 to 230 pounds with medium brown thinning hair, with a stocky build. The other suspect is between 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 8 inches, about 145 pounds with sandy blonde hair and a slender build.

Detectives say this is a big development in this case.

“We still have evidence which is being processed at the lab for finger prints and DNA analysis and the information should be coming in to us rather soon,” said Pender County Sheriff’s Detective Scott Lawson.

Beverly Moore was found dead in the bathtub of her home on Sloop Point Road in Hampstead late September. The medical examiner says Moore was strangled. Sexual assault is also listed as a contributing factor in her death.

Anyone with any information about these two men is asked to call Detective Lawson at 259-1438.

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There is a big break in Pender County’s first murder of the year. Thursday, detectives released composite sketches of two people of interest in the death of Beverly Moore of Hampstead.

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Men sought in murder, sexual assault of Hampstead woman

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

Beverly Ennis Moore of Hampstead was found in the bathtub of her home on Sloop Point Road about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

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Pender full of ponds and puddles

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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The water is receding and the clean-up effort is underway. When eight inches of water fall from the sky, there’s not much we can do to stop it.

“You watch it come, you wait for it to go, and you pray that there’s a lot of wind to dry up the course,” said Pat Funigiello, owner of Olde Point Country Club.

Olde Point Country Club in Hampstead seems to get hit the worst when the waters rise. Country Club Road has been closed twice in the last three months, back on Labor Day and again on Veterans Day.

A spillway connecting two ponds overflows and creates a river on the street; it’s just too much water for the road, and the golf course, to handle.

With all the rain that fell yesterday, the aftermath has created many new water hazards here on the golf course; some bunkers have turned into small ponds.

“It’s an inherent problem in the golf course. We can’t control the rain unfortunately, I wish we could,” Funigiello said.

Karna Godridge lives on the course and watched her rain gauge overflow with water. She says people still don’t respect the power of the water. “Country Club Road is blocked off and yet there are people who are determined to go through it. They actually will go around the barriers and try to go through it. One of the most dangerous things that you’re told not to do all the time.”

After a full day of course clean up, Funigiello is hopeful for golf on Friday. “I think we’ll be playing golf in the morning. I think that the suspect holes, there may be a few holes that have to be car-path only, maybe three or four holes, but the rest of the course will be open ready to do battle and hope everybody brings the ball out and gets to record it.”

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videoThe water is receding and the clean-up effort is underway. When eight inches of water fall from the sky, there’s not much we can do to stop it.

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