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Archive for December, 2009

MyReporter answers Who are some local military heroes?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Charles P. Murray Jr., a Wilmington native, graduated from New Hanover High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before being drafted into the army in 1942.

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Court to hear arguments in two life sentence cases

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009



North Carolina’s highest court plans to hear arguments in the case of two convicted killers who contend their life sentences are now complete.

Justices are keeping inmates Alford Jones and Faye Brown behind bars while the state appeals two rulings that said they should be freed.

The high court has expedited the schedule for written filings. Oral arguments could be held in February.

Jones is being held in the New Hanover County Correctional Facility.

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North Carolina’s highest court plans to hear arguments in the case of two convicted killers who contend their life sentences are now complete.

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Warrant in concealed death shows deodorizers, bank statements seized

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington | New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies investigating the death of an 87-year-old woman seized deodorizing powders and spray from the bedroom where the woman’s body was found.

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Wilmington Fire Department warns of holiday fire dangers

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Wilmington | Holiday decorations, lavishly cooked meals and candlelit rooms make the holidays a high-risk time for home fires, officials say.The Wilmington Fire Department is asking people to take a few precautions to protect themselves and their homes from fires, which could start around Christmas decorations or in the kitchen.

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Jockeying to replace Julia Boseman in N.C. Senate starts

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

By Patrick Gannon and Gareth McGrathCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Some of New Hanover County’s most famous and powerful names could soon be jostling over who gets to replace state Sen. Julia Boseman, D-New Hanover, who has announced she won’t seek a fourth term next year.Or maybe not.The Republicans have two announced candidates for the seat – attorneys Thom Goolsby and Michael Lee.

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