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Archive for December, 2009

Back Then – Recaptured inmate opts for switch to federal cell

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

In 1959, Yank Stewart told officials he wanted to be tried and sentenced on a federal weapons charge before being sent to North Carolina. “They treat you good in a federal penitentiary,” he said.

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Topsail Humane Society animal shelter aims for reopening

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

By K.J. Williams Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

A spokeswoman for the Topsail Humane Society says she’s closed the no-kill animal adoption shelter since failing a state inspection but plans to regroup and reopen it within two weeks.

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Explosives might have been found beneath Navassa home

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Investigators in Brunswick County are trying to determine if a contractor found explosives beneath a home in Navassa, or if the items discovered are old road flares.

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High winds lead to sporadic power failures across region

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Some people have reported power blinking on and off in some places, and others are without power this morning as high winds blow through the area.

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Retail Details – Aid charity with shopping dollars and gift wrap services

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

If you’re gift-wrap-challenged like me, downtown is the place to be. Bring your presents to 109 Market St. and get someone to wrap them for you for free.

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