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Archive for January, 2012

Reward offered in Ocean Isle armed robbery

Monday, January 16th, 2012

A reward of $500 is being offered.

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MLK event benefits NC museum for 1st black Marines

Monday, January 16th, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) – Proceeds from a luncheon in Jacksonville celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. will benefit a museum that honors the first black Marines.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that the luncheon is being held Monday at the Montford Point Marine Museum aboard Camp Johnson, where the first black Marines trained.

Proceeds from the $25 tickets will support the museum.

Speakers include Charmaine McKissick-Melton, an associate professor at North Carolina Central University whose father was among the Civil Rights-era Freedom Riders.

Also speaking is Edgar R. Huff III. His grandfather was one of the first black Marines to be promoted to sergeant major.

The event follows last year’s national recognition for the Montford Point Marines, who received approval to get the Congressional Gold Medal.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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NC historical marker to honor freed black man

Monday, January 16th, 2012

MAGNOLIA, NC (AP) — A historical marker will be dedicated for a freed black man who became a successful farmer, carpenter, mechanic and legislator in the Civil War era.

The marker is being dedicated Monday in Magnolia not far from the gravesite of Parker David Robbins, who was born in 1834 in Bertie County. The dedication of the N.C. Highway Historical marker will be one aspect of Duplin County’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Robbins enlisted in the U.S. Colored Troops, obtaining the rank of sergeant major just 10 days after he enlisted. After the war, he returned to Bertie County and helped write a new state constitution.

Robbins was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives for the 1869-1870 session. He later moved to Duplin County, where he died in 1917.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Armed Robbery

Monday, January 16th, 2012

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WWAY)– Brunswick County detectives are searching for the masked men who robbed a store in Ocean Isle Beach.

It happened around 7:00 o’clock tonight at the Dollar General Store on Beach Drive Southwest. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

If you can help, call the Sheriff’s office at (910) 253-2777.

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Brunswick News & Notes – Backyard Bird County; Little Princess Ball

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Learn how to participate in the 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count

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