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Archive for June, 2010

Plea deals settle two Brunswick County sex crime cases

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Brunswick County | A man who was accused last summer of raping a woman behind the Waffle House in Shallotte pleaded guilty last week to second-degree kidnapping. Robert Charles Spake IIIwas sentenced to two to three years in prison last week in Brunswick County Superior Court, Assistant District Attorney Meredith Everhart said.

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Groins measure unlikely to pass

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

House Speaker Joe Hackney’s position on terminal groins hasn’t changed, his spokesman said, and that could again sandbag efforts to give coastal officials another option to try and control erosion around volatile inlets.

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Stepped-up protection likely for state’s flytraps

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

By Julian MarchCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Like a classic femme fatale, the Venus’ flytrap uses its charm and beauty to lure prey. But the plant’s intrigue may be its undoing.

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W.Va. man faces new trial in Brunswick County rape case

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

Prosecutors have set a retrial and filed additional charges against a young West Virginia man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl while on a family vacation near Holden Beach.

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Man who fled cops faces drug, assault charges

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

The 20-year-old who ran from police twice Tuesday before being caught has been charged with 13 counts, according to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department.

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