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Archive for December, 2009

Back Then 1959 – City censors take aim at sex mags

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

Looking back 50 and 100 years ago in the StarNews.I didn’t get any responses on this query from last week but wanted to try again: Does anyone remember a mausoleum at the current site of the College Road overpass at Market Street? It was removed in the late 1950s for the overpass to be built. Drop me an e-mail or letter.

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Area homeowners go all out for the holidays

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

By Susan Hart,Susan.Hart@StarNewsOnline.com

For some locals, the act of holiday decorating is a passion – almost an obsession. They look forward to it every year and spend not just hours but days, even weeks, achieving their particular vision of how their home should glitter and glow.

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No local affects on H1N1 recall, Brunswick County help kids swine flu-free

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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Local health departments say they were not affected by this week’s recall of the H1N1 vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recalling 800,000 doses in pre-filled syringes intended for young children, ages 6 months to almost three years.

The doses in question initially passed potency tests, but more recent tests of remaining samples indicate their effectiveness has faded.

Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender County health departments said they do not have, nor did they distribute any of the vaccines in question.

Health officials said it is not clear how many doses have already been given, but they do not think children need to be re-vaccinated.

Brunswick County helps kids stay swine flu-free

Brunswick County health officials are making an extra effort to keep kids swine flu-free.

Nurses are packing “goodie” bags for every elementary school kid in Brunswick County. The bags include hand sanitizer, tissues, and a pamphlet on how to properly wash your hands.

They are hoping these supplies will help reduce the spread of germs.

“The H1N1 virus is affecting kids mainly, kids and young adults, so we are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of the flu virus,” said nurse Kimborli Adams.

By Thursday, all kids in the Brunswick County school system will have been offered the seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines.

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Local health departments say they were not affected by this week’s recall of the H1N1 vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recalling 800,000 doses in pre-filled syringes intended for young children…

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UFO Club dances the day away

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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Holiday parties are something we all look forward to this time of year. Some local adults with developmental disabilities danced the day away with D.J. Smooth Wednesday at their holiday celebration at the Elks Lodge in Wilmington.

The adults make up the UFO Club, or “Unique Fun Ones”. The purpose of the club is to provide services, social interaction, and opportunities that are not readily available in our community to adults with developmental disabilities.

Member Dennis Templeton said, “It’s a good experience for the members of the UFO Club. It’s a big gathering for all of us.”

“The UFO Club puts these dances on for the developmentally disabled once a month, and it’s a place for them to get out and go and dance and socialize and do crafts, and cook, and just have a good time,” said Fran Greiner of the non-profit organization, First In Families of Southeastern North Carolina.

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Holiday parties are something we all look forward to this time of year. Some local adults with developmental disabilities danced the day away with D.J. Smooth Wednesday.

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NC Boy Scout finds $2,000 and gives it back

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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GREENSBORO — An 11-year-old North Carolina boy has found and returned a stolen purse with nearly $2,000 inside.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports Wednesday that Edward Myers and his siblings were helping neighbors plant trees in a Greensboro park when he spotted a purse on the creek bank.

The Boy Scout and his mother called the police, and the purse’s owner showed up to collect.

The owner told police her car was broken into on Thanksgiving.

Police say the thief took $30 out of the main billfold but missed $1,900 in another compartment before flinging the purse into the creek.

The owner rewarded Edward with one of the $100 bills. He gave $40 of it to his mother and spent the other $60 on a Carolina Panthers jersey.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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An 11-year-old North Carolina boy has found and returned a stolen purse with nearly $2,000 inside.

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