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Archive for December, 2009

2 arrested in vehicle theft Sunday

Monday, December 28th, 2009

A man reported that he left his vehicle running while he went into the Scotchman at 4412 Market St. When he came back outside, the vehicle was gone.

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Man walking dog robbed at gunpoint on Washington Street

Monday, December 28th, 2009

In interviews with police at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, the victim said he was walking his dog at 1800 Washington St. just before 7 p.m. Sunday when a man shoved a pistol in his cheek and demanded that he turn over everything he had.

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Travelers at ILM see little change in security

Monday, December 28th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

Travelers arriving at Wilmington International Airport on Monday mostly noticed more airport security personnel and some random screenings at the gate as they boarded their planes.

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Christmas trees used to prevent NC beach erosion

Monday, December 28th, 2009

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Coastal North Carolina communities are collecting old Christmas trees and sticking them in sand dunes to combat beach erosion.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported Monday that after stripping the ornaments and untangling the lights, coastal residents can recycle their trees at the Fort Macon State Park. Park officials will stake the trees along the sand dune line in areas where the beach is eroding. Officials expect to receive more than 1,000 trees this year.

The retired Christmas trees serve the same purpose as fences without the expense. Park officials say the trees’ needles collect blowing sand and can promote beach vegetation growth.

Residents can drop trees off at the Fort Macon bathhouse through mid-January.

Information from: The Daily News

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

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Coastal North Carolina communities are collecting old Christmas trees and sticking them in sand dunes to combat beach erosion.

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El Nino brings double the average rain for December to Wilmington

Monday, December 28th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

So far this month, the Wilmington area has received 8.07 inches of rain, 4.82 inches above normal for the month.

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