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Brunswick commissioner seeks ban on illegal immigrants at community colleges

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

A Brunswick County commissioner wants the General Assembly to prohibit community colleges from allowing illegal immigrants to enroll in classes.

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A busy few days for thrift stores donations

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

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It’s a busy few days for thrift stores donations. The parking lot at Goodwill was packed Wednesday with people dropping off clothes, electronics and other items to write them off on their 2009 tax return. Employees say it’s been non-stop writing receipts for donations.

Goodwill takes everything but mattresses and large appliances, as long as it’s in good condition. The donated items are then sold in the store.

“This is such a win-win situation for everyone it’s a great tax write off, but its great for us because everything that we do goes right back into the community,” Becky Lytle of Goodwill Industries of eastern N.C. said.

92 cents of every dollar from items sold at Goodwill go toward funding its programs. The Goodwill on South Kerr in Wilmington will be open today for donations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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It’s a busy few days for thrift stores donations. The parking lot at Goodwill was packed Wednesday with people dropping off clothes, electronics and other items to write them off on their 2009 tax return. Employees say it’s been non-stop writing receipts for donations.

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Police investigate human remains found along River Road

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

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A man walking in a wooded area discovered what appeared to be human bones off River Road Wednesday afternoon.

The remains were found on the west side of River Road about two miles south of Independence Boulevard.

Wilmington Police detectives were working the area into the evening and will be back today. It’s being treated as a possible crime scene, although investigators have not yet determined if there was any foul play.

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A man walking in a wooded area discovered what appeared to be human bones off River Road Wednesday afternoon.

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Smoking ban goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 2 in North Carolina

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

North Carolina | Shortly after midnight tonight, a last call of sorts will go out for those still out on the town.The state’s new indoor smoking ban for nearly all restaurants and bars kicks in at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 2, meaning cigarettes are supposed to be extinguished or moved outside.

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Area residents, business owners express hope amid doubts that economy will turn around in 2010

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

After a year of repeated economic blows, a shaken Southeastern North Carolina is reaching deep for signs of hope.

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