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Archive for December, 2009

Elderly woman involved in Southport drug bust

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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A drug investigation in Southport has left an elderly woman and 12 others facing charges.

Seventy-two-year-old Martha Lee is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Investigators said more charges will follow.

It was inside her home on Ninth Street where Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies say Lee’s son, and others sold drugs.

Monday, investigators seized marijuana, cocaine, crack, prescription pills and ecstasy from the house.

In total, 13 people were arrested during the four day long investigation.

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A drug investigation in Southport has left an elderly woman and 12 others facing charges.

Seventy-two-year-old Martha Lee is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Swine flu vaccine now available to general public

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

More H1N1 vaccine will now be available for the general public after state officials said Tuesday that health departments no longer had to give priority to people in high-risk categories.

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Local artists need interesting material for sculpture

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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A group of local artists is gathering an unusual material to build an art installation in downtown Wilmington. They are looking for canned food donations.

The artists will use the cans to build a fort-like structure at the Parallelogram art space on 3rd Street. Later this month, they will break down the fort, and donate the canned goods to the Good Shepherd Center.

The project began as a dream for Joselyn McDonald. She hopes this type of event will inspire others to give back.

“We can play films in EM and have music around and art, and celebrate giving in a different way in a new interesting way,” said McDonald.

Right now, the fort is just boxes of cans. They will be assembled Friday night at the Parallelogram.

The public is invited to stop by and help build the fort starting at 7:00 p.m. You still have time to donate canned food for the project.

Drop-off locations are:

Jengos Playhouse
Soap Box
Harris Teeter at Lumina Station
King Hall room 106 at UNCW
Tidal Creek
The Health Food Store on Front and Princess
The Village Market
I Am Salon and Day Spa in Monkey Junction
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A group of local artists is gathering an unusual material to build an art installation in downtown Wilmington. They are looking for canned food donations.

The artists will use the cans to build a fort-like structure…

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Burgaw sets zoning to allow, regulate sweepstakes cafes

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

By K.J. WilliamsCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

Sweepstakes and video game parlors called Internet cafes can now operate in Burgaw if they are granted a conditional use permit, clearing the way for the cafes to open in business districts zoned B-2.

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Brunswick County showcases Nutcracker – with a twist

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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‘Tis the season for the Nutcracker; the classical ballet is wowing audiences around the world. The Brunswick Ballet and Brunswick Little Theater is doing the Nutcracker with a twist.

“Nutcracker Under the Sea” pays tribute to our life on the coast. “She’s whisked away by her nutcracker to a land under the sea where all sorts of sea creatures come to visit her such as lobsters, starfish, Arabian angel fish, fluted clams, so it’s all relevant to North Carolina,” described Haley Blasi of the Brunswick Ballet Company.

Part of the proceeds from “Nutcracker Under the Sea” will benefit Brunswick Family Assistance; a non-profit organization that served 6,800 families last year and distributed 315 tons of food.

You can catch the ballet at Odell Williamson Auditorium this Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are six dollars for children and fifteen dollars for adults.

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‘Tis the season for the Nutcracker; the classical ballet is wowing audiences around the world. The Brunswick Ballet and Brunswick Little Theater is doing the Nutcracker with a twist.

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