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Archive for January, 2010

Police looking for man who grabbed purse from car

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Wilmington | Police are looking for the man who grabbed a purse from inside the car of a shopper Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of the Harris-Teeter store at 3501 Oleander Drive.

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Many hookah bars ignore new NC smoking ban

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Most bars and restaurants are obeying North Carolina’s new indoor smoking ban.

But the Winston-Salem Journal reports some hookah bars are ignoring the law, saying they are exempt.

Hookahs are long pipes used with flavored tobacco. Smokers heat tobacco and flavoring and use a tube to draw the smoke through a bowl of water to cool it.

The newspaper reports the state had about 20 hookah bars last year.

Hookah bar owners and supporters say the tobacco is never lit, but is heated by charcoal.

They point to part of the law that defines “smoking” as “the use or possession of a lighted cigarette, lighted cigar, lighted pipe, or any other lighted tobacco product.”

An attorney for the Division of Public Health says hookahs fall under the “lighted pipe” definition.

Information from: Winston-Salem Journal

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Most bars and restaurants are obeying North Carolina’s new indoor smoking ban.

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Bolivia woman facing multiple charges in drug bust

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Bolivia | A Bolivia woman was arrested on drug charges Friday when Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies searched a home believed to be the hub for a large-scale prescription pill ring in the Bolivia area.

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Hewett set for release

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett soon will be a free man. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Hewett will complete his sentence tomorrow. The former sheriff has been at a halfway house since October.

Under the terms of his sentence, Hewett still faces two years of supervised released. Sources have previously told us he intends to return to Brunswick County.

Hewett pleaded guilty to federal obstruction of justice in November 2008. Hewett was the sheriff of Brunswick County for 14 years.

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Ron Hewett was the sheriff of Brunswick County for 14 years.

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Brunswick sheriff’s office charges man with cocaine trafficking

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Calabash | The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office closed a six-month investigation into the supplying of cocaine from Shallotte to Calabash on Dec. 31 with the arrest of a Calabash man.

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