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Archive for December, 2009

Community gardens blooming locally

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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Community gardens are sprouting all over southeastern North Carolina; one is blooming in Wilmington.

A group of volunteers gathered Friday morning to work on an addition to their community garden on Castle Street. Friday, the group started work on a greenhouse, so they can grow seedlings and get a jumpstart on the spring growing season. The volunteers purchased the cement for the project. The community donated the rest of the supplies.

“It’s going to be made out of bamboo and plastic sheeting. We’re going to mainly use it for germinating seeds and also growing through the winter,” said community garden creator Kathryn Sisler. “The plants we have we’re saving the seeds from so we don’t have to pay for the seeds and they are local, natural, and organic.”

The volunteers plan to open a fresh food stand directly in front of the garden. For more info on how you can get involved, visit www.meetup.com/seacc-ilm.

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Community gardens are sprouting all over southeastern North Carolina; one is blooming in Wilmington.

A group of volunteers gathered Friday morning to work on an addition…

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NC mother pleads guilty in 5-year-old son’s death

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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CONCORD, N.C. — A North Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to killing her 5-year-old son earlier this year.

WCNC-TV reported that Robin Lee of Cabarrus County pleaded guilty in Concord on Thursday to second degree murder, felony child abuse and delivering drugs to a child. She was sentenced to between 25 years and 32 years in prison.

Police say Lee tried to kill her two children and herself with prescription drugs.

Phillip Lee was found dead on Sept. 1. Investigators say he died from an overdose of methadone.

His 13-year-old brother, Alex Martinez, called 911 after finding his brother dead and his mother unresponsive. Martinez says his mother had awakened him earlier and told him to take three pills for nausea.

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

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A North Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to killing her 5-year-old son earlier this year.

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Volunteers open toy shops to aid military families

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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FAYETTEVILLE — Volunteers are setting up “toy shops” at military bases around the country to give spouses and wounded soldiers the chance to pick up free toys for their children.

The nonprofit Operation Homefront will open a shop at the National Guard Armory in Fayetteville on Friday. Other shops will open near bases with the highest level of deployments, including Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Fort Campbell, Ky.

The group expects to give toys and books to 3,000 military spouses and 10,000 military children total.

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

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Volunteers are setting up “toy shops” at military bases around the country to give spouses and wounded soldiers the chance to pick up free toys for their children.

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VIDEO: Salvation Army employee brings music to bell-ringing job

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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Salvation Army bell ringer David Alston sings Christmas carols to customers in front of Harris Teeter on Oleander Drive.

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Salvation Army employee brings music to bell-ringing job

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Video by Mike SpencerStarNews Photographer

Salvation Army bell ringer David Alston sings Christmas carols to customers in front of Harris Teeter on Oleander Drive.

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