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Archive for January, 2010

Town clerk fills in while Belville seeks new manager

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

By Ken LittleCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Belville Deputy Town Clerk Athina Williams was appointed interim town manager Monday night by the board of commissioners.Williams will oversee daily operations of the town and supervise town employees. Finance Director Chris Sammons will continue in his duties and assist Williams while a search begins for a new town manager.

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Wilson facing pressure to resign CRC seat amid Easley influence-peddling probe

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

By Gareth McGrathGareth.Mcgrath@StarNewsOnline.com

A member of the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission is facing pressure to resign after he was fingered by federal prosecutors for questionable behavior in a recent indictment of a top aide to former Gov. Mike Easley.

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UNCW students catching a break with pilot textbook rental program

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Textbooks come cheaper for University of North Carolina Wilmington students this semester thanks to a pilot textbook rental program with the Barnes and Noble bookstore.UNCW is one of the 25 universities across the country to try it out, and the only school in North Carolina.

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Former public defender disbarred; another lawyer accused of shady deal

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

A Wilmington attorney is being accused of pocketing money and profiting from various land investment deals in a complaint filed with the N.C. State Bar, while a former public defender has been disbarred for taking money.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office being sued by mother of man who died in custody

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

The mother of a Calabash man who died two years in the Brunswick County Jail is suing the sheriff’s office. Beverly Vaught sued the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and three deputies in U.S. District Court on Friday, claiming they did not follow county procedures the night of her son’s death.

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