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Archive for December, 2009

How social networking sites are benefiting busy moms

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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Most busy moms do not have a lot of extra time to read the paper, or catch up with friends. Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are helping them stay plugged-in.

Family Circle Technology columnist and Wilmington native Christina Tynan Woods discussed the ways moms use social networking with Good Morning Carolina’s Kevin Wuzzardo.

Watch as Christina discusses why social networking is a trend for 30-40 year old moms, how moms can apply social networking to practical situations, and how new privacy changes can affect social networking.

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videoMost busy moms do not have a lot of extra time to read the paper, or catch up with friends. Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are helping them stay plugged-in.

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Bolivia man facing multiple charges after drug raid

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Bolivia | A 28-year-old Bolivia man faces a slew of charges after being accused of making and trafficking drugs out of his home.Norman Laquinn Hewett Jr. was arrested Friday by deputies from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office after a two-month investigation, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

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Pender County dog owners seek stricter animal controls

Monday, December 14th, 2009

By K.J. WilliamsCitydesk@starnewsonline.com

Dog owners spoke out against aggressive canines that attack their pets Monday, asking Pender County Commissioners to enact stricter animal control ordinances.

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Monday marks busiest day for USPS

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can often be the most hectic. The United States Postal Service delivers 16.6 billion cards and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

A steady stream of customers lined up to get their letters and presents home for holidays at the Myrtle Grove post office on Monday, which marked the USPS’s busiest day of the year.

“I came here, there was a line, I had no idea,” said David Schifter.

The USPS estimates it will process 839 million pieces of mail today, Dec 14th.

Todd Daniel was mailing packages to Pennsylvania. “State College where my mom lives, so I won’t see her this Christmas, but this card and gift will be part of it.”

Sending Christmas cards may be one of the most traditional ways to say I love you during the holidays, but for some, the economy is changing the way we send our seasons greetings.

“If I know ya, I love ya, but you’re probably not getting a Christmas card this year. I’m going the cheap route either my email or telephone text message but hey it all means the same just minus the stamp,” Schifter said.

Still, Santa’s elves were busy at the post office, hard at work making sure you’re holiday greetings are on time.

Last minute shoppers still have some time. The deadline to send packages parcel post it Wednesday. The deadline to send something via first-class mail is December 21st, in order for it to arrive by Christmas.

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videoIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can often be the most hectic. The United States Postal Service delivers 16.6 billion cards and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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New Hanover High student caught with knives at school

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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A student is in custody after being caught with knives on school grounds.

New Hanover High School went into lockdown early Monday morning after a sophomore was found in the bathroom with knives.

Authorities said the 15-year-old special-needs student had a knife in each hand, and held a knife to his own throat.

The student was suspended last week and returned to school today.

The lockdown lasted about 10 minutes.

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A student is in custody after being caught with knives on school grounds.

New Hanover High School went into lockdown early Monday morning after a sophomore was found in the bathroom with knives.

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