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Archive for October, 2011

Surf City Marine charged with posession 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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Occupy Asheville movement looks for spot to occupy

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) — The Occupy Asheville movement is looking for a place to occupy.

Supporters of the movement asked the city council to allow them to stay in Pack Square Park past the 10 p.m. curfew so they could camp there indefinitely.

The council refused, saying other groups have scheduled events in the park. But the council said it will work with the group to find a temporary location for its members to camp.

Group member Jennifer Foster says 20 to 40 people have camped at various downtown locations. The Asheville protest typically attracts more than 100 people each evening to Pritchard Park.

Foster says she doesn’t know how long Occupy Asheville will need a permanent spot.

Occupy Asheville grew out of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York’s financial district.

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

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German scholar opens life of Charlotte’s namesake

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — A German scholar is telling the story of the person for whom North Carolina’s largest city is nicknamed the Queen City.

Friederike Drinkuth will tell the story of Queen Charlotte on Wednesday at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Charlotte was from the German region of Mecklenburg when she married England’s King George III.

More than a decade before the American Revolution, settlers in the Carolina colony honored the king’s wife by naming a newly formed county for her homeland.

The town established within the county in 1768 was named “Charlotte Town” in an attempt to win favor with the crown.

Charlotte is still called the Queen City because of her. A portrait of Queen Charlotte hangs in the Mint Museum of Art.

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

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Youths tried to rob 66-year-old with plastic gun

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The Wilmington Police Department said the 66-year-old victim told police his assailants were between the ages of 12 and 14 years old, and both covered their faces with identical black bandannas during the robbery. No arrests had been announced in this case Tuesday evening.

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Oak Island back-up water line to be replaced

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The Oak Island Town Council heard from county officials Tuesday night that the county has plans to replace one of the town’s back-up water lines that is now out of service.

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