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Archive for May, 2010

Laney, Trask briefly locked down after gunshots heard

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Authorities briefly locked down two schools Thursday afternoon when gunfire was heard near the 2500 block of North College Road, according to a 911 dispatcher.

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Lawsuit holds up Monkey Junction annexation

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

The Monkey Junction annexation once scheduled to take effect June 10, will be delayed since a lawsuit aimed at stopping Wilmington’s expansion is still ongoing.

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Teen charged in multiple Leland break-ins

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

The arrest of a Brunswick County man resolved multiple breaking and entering investigations in the Leland area, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

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Diverse mix of adults, kids tend plots at Beach Road Farm Community Garden

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

By Teresa McLambStarNews Correspondent

The brainchild of Julie and Thomas Congleton, the farm is the reincarnation of a pick-your-own blueberry farm – owned by Thomas’ father, Marvin, since 1935, but which closed in 2008. The couple presented their plan for a community garden to Marvin, who liked the idea and agreed to lease them the land.

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Back Then – Property tax rate hike threatens in 1960

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

New Hanover county officials warned residents in 1960 that a 13-cent increase was likely to be added to the property tax rate unless significant cuts were made.

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