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Archive for December, 2009

Sweepstakes parlor regulations on Burgaw agenda

Monday, December 7th, 2009

By K.J. WilliamsCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

The town of Burgaw has become the latest municipality to grapple with zoning issues that can arise with the opening of sweepstakes game parlors, often called Internet cafes.

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Carolina Beach officer resigns over love-triangle beef with councilman

Monday, December 7th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

A Carolina Beach police officer resigned Monday amid a dispute with town councilman Dan Wilcox that started over a woman.

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Black bear makes visit to Landfall

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission received a report of a black bear sighting in the gated Wilmington neighborhood. Robbie Norville, a biologist with the commission, said Landfall called about one isolated sighting and didn’t indicate the small black bear posed any threat or problems.

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Mullen says troops being sent to blunt insurgency

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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CAMP LEJEUNE — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the insurgency in Afghanistan has grown in the past three years and sending 30,000 more U.S. troops is an attempt to slow that momentum.

Adm. Mike Mullen spoke to about 1,000 Marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on Monday. Many of those attending will be sent to Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama’s plan announced last week.

Camp Lejeune will supply 1,500 Marines by Christmas. An additional 6,200 are to follow next year.

Mullen says military leaders believe they have 18 to 24 months to reverse the insurgency or it might not be possible.

Earlier Monday, Mullen spoke at Fort Campbell, Ky. Three brigades from the 101st Airborne Division are heading to Afghanistan and more could follow.

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

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the insurgency in Afghanistan has grown in the past three years and sending 30,000 more U.S. troops is an attempt to slow that momentum.

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1,500 Marines from Camp Lejeune will leave for Afghanistan

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The Pentagon has announced about 1,500 Marines from Camp Lejeune will leave for Afghanistan later this month. Military sources have said the first forces are expected on the ground by Christmas.

After the first of the year, officials say the Marines begin sending another 6,200 from Lejeune. And 800 from Camp Pendleton in California will also be sent.

Not covered in Monday’s announcement are the expected deployments of two Army brigades from Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, was visiting Fort Campbell and Camp Lejeune on Monday to speak to troops expected to deploy as part of the new strategy.

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

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The Pentagon has announced about 1,500 Marines from Camp Lejeune will leave for Afghanistan later this month. Military sources have said the first forces are expected on the ground by Christmas.

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