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Archive for November, 2009

Storm damage slight despite rain record

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Southeastern N.C. | After setting a daily record for rainfall in Wilmington on Wednesday, this week’s storm headed up the coast to hammer the Outer Banks and Chesapeake Bay area. But the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida appeared to leave our region more wet than seriously wounded.

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Area economic indicatiors – Nov. 12, 2009

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

From staff reports

Average gas priceNov. 12: $2.597Oct. 12: $2.367Nov. 12, 2008: $2.303 Record: July 17, 2008: $4.050– AAAUnemploymentSeptember 2009 (September 2008 in parentheses)North Carolina: 10.8% (6.8%)Wilmington metro: 9.7% (6%)New Hanover Co.: 9.1% (5.4%)Brunswick County: 10.5% (6.9%)

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NC mom charged with killing baby could face death

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) – Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a North Carolina woman accused of killing her 11-month-old daughter and hiding her body in an attic.

WRAL-TV reported that 27-year-old Johni Michelle Heuser of Lillington will face the death penalty if she is convicted in the 2007 death of Harmony Jade Creech.

The child’s father, Army Sgt. Ronald Earl Creech II, returned from Iraq in October 2007 to find his 11-month-old daughter missing. Police say Heuser told him the baby had been abducted.

Authorities say Harmony died three to five weeks before her skeletal remains were found in a diaper box in the attic of the couple’s home. Medical examiners were unable to determine the cause of death but prosecutors say they have evidence that the child starved to death.

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

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Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a North Carolina woman accused of killing her 11-month-old daughter and hiding her body in an attic.

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What’s Happening: November 13-15

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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Get into the spirit of the holiday during the Tenth Annual Holiday Boutique in Southport this weekend. More than sixty artists will be there and admission is free. It is from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The Winter Jazz Season gets underway Friday night with the Frank Bongiorno Trio. Grab your chairs and head over to the New Hanover County Government Center. It starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.

Take in some art while providing food to our area food bank with the Second Annual Fill the Cupboard Art Show at Fast Frame. It kicks off Friday with a reception from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Food and financial donations will be accepted.

Drive to Leland Saturday to watch police officers take on firefighters in the Fourth Annual Santa Cop Softball Game. The game takes place at the Northwest Ball Field on Highway 74/76, near the Leland Industrial Park. It starts at 1:00 p.m. The cost of admission is one new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more.

Men speaking out against violence toward women will be walking a mile in her shoes, by literally walking in women’s heels throughout downtown Wilmington. It starts at 10:00 a.m. at Elijah’s Saturday.

Lace up your walking shoes. Saturday, it’s the 2nd Annual Memory Walk to raise funds for Alzheimer’s. It starts at 10:00 a.m. at Hugh MacRae Park. Get there at 8:30 a.m. to register.

On Sunday, it’s a Walk for Ellie; an eight year old girl battling a rare pediatric cancer. It begins at 2:00 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach Park. The walk is $10 for adults. All proceeds will be donated to the Ellie Shoals Potvin Fund.

Also Sunday, UNCW students have come together to walk and raise money for a former classmates husband, who was critically injured while serving our country. The 5k takes place at Hugh MacRae Park starting at 10:00 a.m. A BBQ fundraiser starts at noon and runs until 4:00 p.m. A ten dollar donation is requested.

You can always find out what’s happening by going to our Community Calendar page.

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videoYou can get plenty of exercise this weekend while raising money for several charities. And if you want to kickoff your holiday shopping, there is one place you will need to go.

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Thursday Morning Music Club fills local church with music and fans

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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Music filled Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church during a special Veteran’s Day ceremony Wednesday. Thursday, more music rang out inside the church walls. This time it was the “Thursday Morning Music Club”.

Thursday’s concert was the first of the year; a jazz band complete with a saxophone, clarinet, flute, and electric guitar.

Club president Patty Head said, “A lot of us have been piano teachers, church organists, or singers. You can hear everything from a flute solo program this year, to a lecture about vladama harvest. The Wilmington Girls Choir is going sing for our December meeting, which will be at the Cape Fear Country Club.”

The “Thursday Morning Music Club” is one of the oldest clubs in Wilmington, dating back to the 1920’s. Many of the club’s other shows will feature classical music.

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Music filled Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church during a special Veteran’s Day ceremony Wednesday. Thursday, more music rang out inside the church walls. This time it was the “Thursday Morning Music Club”.

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