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Archive for January, 2010

New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender schools on 2-hour delay Friday

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

By Gareth McGrath and Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

A possible, but not guaranteed, wintry mix of rain and snow headed toward Southeastern North Carolina has prompted local school districts to announce a two-delay to the start of classes on Friday.

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New Hanover schools on 2-hour delay Friday; wintry mix possible

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

By Gareth McGrath and Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

The delay is in effect for all students and employees. Buses will run two hours later than their normally scheduled pick-up times, and school will release on schedule.

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State Sen. R.C. Soles indicted on assault charge

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

By Shelby Sebens and Veronica GonzalezShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

State Sen. R.C. Soles, the state’s longest-serving legislator, was indicted Thursday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury. The charge, a Class E felony, carries a possible sentence of 15 to 31 months in prison.

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Pender changes venue of Thursday parks meeting

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Maple Hill | Pender County has changed the Maple Hill site of tonight’s public input meeting on its draft of a comprehensive parks and recreation master plan.The site has been changed from the Maple Hill Community Center to Lees Chapel Baptist Church, 7501 N.C. 50. The meeting is at 6 p.m.

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Strickland pleads guilty in high-speed chase

Thursday, January 7th, 2010



One of the young men who has made news because of his ties to Sen. R.C. Soles was back in court today. 18-year-old Allen Strickland pleaded guilty to fleeing and evading arrest.

In August, Tabor City Police say Strickland led an officer on a high-speed chase after the officer spotted the unlicensed teen driving the Corvette Soles reportedly bought the boy. The officer said he saw Strickland run away from the car after crashing it near the South Carolina line. Strickland later reported the car missing.

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Charge stems from high-speed chase in Columbus County.

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