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Archive for November, 2011

Living Christmas Tree lighting to continue; ceremony is downtown

Monday, November 21st, 2011

At least part of the decades-old Port City tradition will continue.

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New Hanover Co. approves land sale

Monday, November 21st, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved the sale of four acres of land to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

The land is part of a larger, 13 acre tract off Physicians Drive.

Proceeds of the $1.3 million dollar sale will be used toward construction of new facilities for Southeastern Center for Mental Health.

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Wife of outgoing Carolina Beach police chief charged with assault

Monday, November 21st, 2011

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The wife of outgoing Carolina Beach Police Chief William Younginer in in trouble with the law.

Darlene Younginer, 55, is charged with communicating threats and assault on a government official. According to the arrest warrant, on November 8, Younginger told Alicia Lachance, “I want to strangle you,””I want to beat the hell out of you,””I want to kill you”.

The warrant also states that Younginer hit officer Lachance on the left arm with enough force to leave swelling and bruising.

Lachance was head of the town’s Ocean Rescue program. She resigned last week, the same day Chief Younginer announced his retirement.

The town reportedly investigated allegations of an affair between Chief Younginer and Lachance, but found no evidence.

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Brunswick deputies warn of mail scams

Monday, November 21st, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — If you have been targeted by foreign scam artists in the last few years, you are not alone. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says marketing fraud is all too common.

Fraud investigator Ed Carter says in the last two years Brunswick County has seen more than $500,000 in losses from scams. Victims have reported more than 20 cases.

He says the scams generally target the elderly and typically claim the recipient has won something or ask for help cashing a check.

“In the last six to eight months we have gotten a lot of telephone calls and a lot of e-mails through our web server about folks receiving cold calls saying, ‘You have won x number of dollars and a vehicle,” or ‘x number of dollars and a trip,’ and these folks have really fallen victim to this.”

Carter advises victims of the scams to come forward and report it. He says many times people feel ashamed and fail to notify law enforcement.

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Cops: Woman kills 2, wounds 4, then kills self

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Associated Press

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — An eight-year-old girl is the second murder victim of a woman who killed her son, left three other children fighting for life and shot her ex-boyfriend in a bitter love triangle.

Guilford County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Randy Powers said Monday that eight-year-old Hannaleigh Suttles died of the head wound she suffered in the mass shootings Sunday at her home. Suttles was one of two children 36-year-old Mary Ann Holder took in last spring when her sister died.

Sheriff BJ Barnes said Holder left notes taking responsibility for the shootings before shooting herself to death. Authorities say besides killing Suttles and her son 17-year-old Robert Dylan Smith, Holder also shot her nephew, her younger son, and Dylan’s girlfriend in the head.

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

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