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Archive for September, 2011

FIRST ON 3: Body found in SC 11 years ago identified as Brunswick Co. woman

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators in South Carolina say a body found more than a decade ago is a Brunswick County woman.

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee says the body found in a rest area 11 years ago is Michelle Yvonne Haggadone of Bolivia.

WPDE in Myrtle Beach reports the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office submitted unidentified DNA to a national database, and it came back as the missing Haggadone.

On his last day in Office, Darlington County Coroner Eldridge Norton held a funeral for the woman with the help of the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office. She was laid to rest in Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville. Her headstone simply reads “Known only by God.”

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office is holding a press conference this afternoon to provide more information.

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Biz Picture – Eastbound & Down’ in the home stretch

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

“Eastbound & Down” fans are running out of time to catch the show shooting around the region. Word on the street is that the HBO series is in the last days of filming its third and final season.

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Families in Pender’ Mapel Hill trace their local roots through generations

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Sitting as a midpoint between Burgaw and Jacksonville, it lacks features such as chain grocery stores, schools, parks and restaurants, but is not short of Southern charm where doors are always open.

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Behind the Yellow Tape – Former Brunswick sheriff Hewett accused of threatening customer

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The former sheriff of Brunswick County, Ronald Hewett, was accused Monday of communicating threats after a customer at Jones Ford told police that Hewett, a salesman there, showed him a closed fist.

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Gay marriage ban will be on May ballot in NC

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina voters will get to vote next May on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the state.

The Senate voted 30-16 Tuesday in favor of putting the question on the statewide primary ballot. The number of yes votes was just enough to approve the constitutional amendment. The House approved the measure Monday.

While 30 states already have similar prohibitions in their constitutions, North Carolina is the only state in the Southeast without one.

State law already defines marriage as between a man and a woman, but amendment supporters argue traditional marriage would be better protected against potential legal challenges by same-sex couples in six other states.

Opponents say the question will diminish the state’s business climate by perception that gays and lesbians aren’t welcome.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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