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Archive for December, 2009

Woman charged in Creekwood shooting

Monday, December 21st, 2009

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

Erica Sharai Russell has been arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury, shooting into an occupied vehicle and damage to personal property, according to Wilmington police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett. Russell was in the New Hanover County jail Monday under a $100,000 bond.

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Body found at Carolina Beach State Park identified as Greenville, N.C., man

Monday, December 21st, 2009

A male body found at Carolina Beach State Park last week has been identified, New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon said Monday morning.

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Busiest delivery day of the year for UPS

Monday, December 21st, 2009



Freddie Lamb is on a mission. On the busiest delivery day of the year, this brown-suited Santa is making 180 stops – about 50 more than usual.

“It’s been interesting, it’s a good day though, because just like delivering a package just now, that makes it all worthwhile,” said Lamb. “When you deliver a package and you see a little kid come to the door and they’re standing behind their mother or their father, and they got a little grin on their face, that makes it all worthwhile.”

The secret, Lamb said, is to keep moving. “The best part of my day is the end of the day when we deliver the last package. That’s the one we’re always looking for,” he said.

For the entire peak season, stretching from Thanksgiving to Christmas, UPS will deliver about 400 million packages worldwide.

The men and women in brown aren’t done yet. For many retailers, Monday is the last day you can order online and have it delivered in time for Christmas, meaning delivery companies will be staying busy the rest of the week.

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Today is the busiest delivery day of the year for UPS. Typically, UPS delivers 15 million packages and documents a day. Monday, that number jumped to 22 million.

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Man cut with bottle at downtown bar

Monday, December 21st, 2009

A man reported being cut with a bottle at a downtown Wilmington bar early Saturday morning, according to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department.

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Man shares tips, stories on 12 hours of bell ringing in front of Leland Walmart

Monday, December 21st, 2009

By Amanda LucciStarNews Correspondent

Wilmington construction worker Brian Hobgood has gotten into a rhythm as a bell-ringer, collecting money for the Salvation Army outside the Leland Walmart, 1112 Newpoint Blvd.

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