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Archive for May, 2010

Boseman proposes that Lottery Commission oversee video gambling

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The Democratic senator from New Hanover County is sponsoring legislation that would allow video gambling in North Carolina to be overseen by the N.C. Lottery Commission.

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Fatal fire started at electrical outlet, inspector says

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

By Matt TomsicMatt.Tomsic@StarNewsOnline.com

Tuesday morning’s mobile home fire started at an electrical outlet behind a bookcase, said Capt. Chris Elrod, a fire inspector for the Wilmington Fire Department.

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Strong storm moving through New Hanover, Brunswick counties

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Showers extending from near Wilmington International Airport to Boiling Spring Lakes and Oak Island will produce brief downpours and gusty winds up to 40 mph, the National Weather Service in Wilmington said at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday.The showers were moving southwest at 30 mph and will move into Leland, Town Creek and Holden Beach.

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Soles kills recall bill opposed by Topsail board

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

The Topsail Beach town board voted Tuesday to oppose a bill that would allow residents in the town to hold recall elections of the board members and mayor, though the bill was dropped when the area’s senator wouldn’t support it.

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Former Pender detention officer gets probation on sex charges

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

A former Pender County Detention Officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to elicit sex, according to a news release from the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.

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