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Archive for December, 2009

Young Wilmington mother’s life lost to H1N1

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

Tanya Murray, a 30-year-old Wilmington resident, struggled in the ICU for days before dying Nov. 12 of complications related to the H1N1 virus.

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Book Review – ‘Spooner’ a wild, comic ride

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Back in 1997, Jerry Leath Mills of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published a famous paper, “Equine Gothic,” in the Southern Literary Journal, arguing semi-seriously that literature is “Southern” when it has a dead mule in it. Mills came up with dozens of examples from Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Truman Capote, Richard Wright and…

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After 2.5 million miles, trucker’s journey still rolling

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

After recently going into semi-retirement, Alton Edwards sat down to add up how many years he’d worked. If you count all his jobs separately – sometimes he held two and three at a time – it comes to 105 years.

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Fayetteville man gets life for killing 2 after smoking crack

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him of killing two people after smoking crack cocaine with them.

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Book Marks – Join Celia Rivenbark for next session of Prologue

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Things you might not realize about Celia Rivenbark:She loves The Outback and likes hanging out there with her “bubba” buddies. (One of them, while there, allegedly gave her the title for her fifth book, “You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning.’ ”)

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