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Archive for March, 2012

Here Now – French honor comes to Brunswick veteran

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

William McKay received a "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor

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Sports fans find new place to kick back

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The drinks are cold. The food is hot. The game is on. Welcome to Kickback Jack’s.

“The Kickback Jack experience is just a great, electric atmosphere,” said General Manager Kevin Giever. “There’s a lot going on. We try to offer something for everyone.”

Kickbacks opened in January and has been fostering an enthusiastic crowd ever since.

“The people of Wilmington love to have a great time, let loose and relax and that’s perfect for our atmosphere,” said Giever.

“It’s just a real open environment and it’s very welcoming,” said Parker Stephenson. “I like all the waitresses. It’s a very friendly staff. And we come up here just about every night because of it.”

“Great hospitality,” said Christopher Palmer. “I got all my friends over here playing pool. It’s just a great atmosphere to make you feel like you’re right at home.”

Customers say other than being a great place to hang out, the food is good too. With big games like Duke vs. Virginia Tech, fans are choosing Kickback Jack’s to cheer on their team. With 56 TV screens around the restaurant, customers say every seat is the best seat in the house.

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Live updates: New Hanover vies for state basketball title

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

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A dream come true for White

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Wilmington native gets significant minutes in ACC quarterfinal game

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NC sheriff replaces sheriff with bipolar disorder

Friday, March 9th, 2012

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A new sheriff is taking over in
Henderson County, replacing a predecessor who retired for health
reasons he blamed on bipolar disorder.

Charlie McDonald was sworn in as head of the sheriff’s
department he served for 25 years before retiring in 2010.
Former Sheriff Rick Davis left in November and started his
medical retirement last week after allegations of misconduct. He
had been sheriff since 2006.

The county paid $5,000 as part of a settlement of a lawsuit
involving Davis and a female sheriff’s office employee. County
officials said they were given no details of the case.

McDonald was chosen by the local Republican Party leadership
from 11 candidates because his predecessor was elected as a
Republican.

McDonald will serve the rest of Davis’ term, which ends in 2014.

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

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