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Archive for December, 2009

Top Stories of ’09 – No. 10: Altman faces death penalty if convicted of killing his mother and step-father

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

Ogden | New Hanover District Attorney Ben David said he expects the capital murder trial of Gerard Edward Altman to go before a jury in the coming year.

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Hanson helped launch a liquor store that helped to launch Belville

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

When Belville became a town in order to launch a liquor store, leaders looked to Wilmington native Richard “Dick” Hanson to serve on the board overseeing liquor sales because there weren’t enough unrelated residents to fill three spots.

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ABC’s No. 2 following in his father’s footsteps

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

As the youngest son of ABC Administrator Billy Williams, the younger Williams grew up around the business as liquor convention trips to Asheville and Myrtle Beach doubled as family vacations.

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ABC chairman mum on salary controversy

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

The 73-year-old retired banker failed to return numerous phone calls over the past two weeks to be interviewed by the StarNews.

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Top Stories of ’09 – N0. 8: Homeowners insurance skyrockets

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerStarNewsOnline.com

Homeowners insurance rates hit North Carolina’s coast like a hurricane in 2009.And the winds came right down I-40 from Raleigh, carrying increases of up to 29.8 percent for mainland areas of Southeastern North Carolina.

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