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Archive for October, 2011

Surf City Marine charged with possession of child porn

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

SURF CITY, NC (JACKSONVILLE DAILY NEWS) — A Marine aide-de-camp for a Camp Lejeune three-star general had his first appearance in court Tuesday after being arrested for possession of child pornography.

Capt. Daniel Joseph Nilsson, 32, of Surf City, was charged Oct. 5 by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation following a three-month probe into suspect computer activity, and charged with six counts of second degree exploitation of a minor, a Class E felony offense.

Nilsson, originally of Ramsey, Minn., was previously the commanding officer of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, before becoming aide-de-camp to Lt. Gen. John Paxton, commander of II Marine Expeditionary Force, earlier this year. II MEF officials said that Nilsson was relieved of his position following the arrest, and assigned to unit administrative duties until an investigation into his actions is completed. Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents are aiding civilian authorities in this investigation, Marine officials said.

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3rd Street work continues downtown

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you’ve been to downtown Wilmington in the past couple months you’ve likely noticed construction and increased traffic along N. 3rd Street.

The city says the work to replace utility lines is still on schedule even though crews have been slowed by rain and unforeseen underground gas storage tanks left behind from old gas stations.

The work has caused lane closures and other obstacles that can be some a headache for drivers and pedestrians.

“Downtown is the most busiest area in Wilmington, so it’s a confusion, you know, especially at 12 o’clock lunch breaks and stuff. It’s total chaos,” pedestrian Timothy McMillon said.

The construction and repaving should be done by September of next year.

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Wilmington Railroad Museum’s officially sets record

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s official. Wilmington is now the home of a new Guinness World Record.

The Wilmington Railroad Museum recently got the news that it broke the world record for longest model train at 925 feet.

Back in April a group of model railroaders and volunteers got together to break the record previously held by a town in Germany.

“I think for the museum it’s a great recognition. It’s sort of a feather in the cap,” museum director Mark Koenig said. “It gives another chance to blow our own horn sort of speak. I think for the city it’s a way to say OK, we have a world record holding organization here in Wilmington.”

The new record and those who helped break it, are expected to be recognized at tomorrow’s city council meeting.

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PTA members sit down with school officials

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Members from most of the New Hanover County school district’s Parent Teacher Associations on Wednesday peppered district officials with questions about coming changes to the school system.

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Carolina Beach has possible buyer for pier land

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The council will continue to move forward with its plans to find a new manager for the hotels and to discuss the project’s chances with state officials.

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