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Archive for December, 2009

Fair Bluff to hold new election

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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The town of Fair Bluff will have to hold a new election. That was the decision Thursday by the State Board of Elections after some of the folks who cast ballots in the November election admitted they did not actually live in the town limits.

The new election will be for only the mayor’s office. Chris Scott beat incumbent Mayor Randy Britt by just two votes last month.

Columbus County elections officials should know soon when the new election will be.

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The town of Fair Bluff will have to hold a new election. That was the decision Thursday by the State Board of Elections after some of the folks…

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Hampstead man is charged with five counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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A Hampstead man is charged with five counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
Christopher Rouse was the target of a joint investigation by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

Investigators found images depicting the sexual exploitation of children, some as young as toddlers, on Rouse’s computer. Investigators believe movie files on the computer may have been recorded by Rouse in various locations in southeastern North Carolina.

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A Hampstead man is charged with five counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
Christopher Rouse was the target of a joint investigation by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

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Ocean Isle Beach homeowners, officials battle over native landscape

Friday, December 18th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

For Doug and Jane Oakley, their house in Ocean Isle Beach surrounded by thick and lush native vegetation is a beautiful sight. But town officials have a different opinion.

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All lanes of College Road opened after repairs, repaving

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Repairs to a water main and paving on College Road are complete and all lanes have reopened to traffic, said Casey Ricks, spokeswoman for the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

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Pender High teacher killed in wreck remembered for calm, caring

Friday, December 18th, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

In her 30 years teaching science at Pender High School, Daisy Larkins was known for her warmth and ability to quietly make a difference in children’s lives.

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