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Archive for March, 2012

Teen girls charged with murder

Monday, March 26th, 2012

HICKORY, NC (AP)– Two 16-year-old girls have been charged with murder and other charges for their roles in a North Carolina taxi driver’s slaying.

The Hickory Daily Record reports the girls join three men between 18 and 22 years old charged in the
death of cabdriver Adam Williams in Hickory last summer. Emily Starnes of Hickory and Consandra Tyree of Newton were arrested Saturday and charged with murder and robbery. They’re being held in the Catawba County jail.

Tyree’s stepmother, Kelly Tyree, declined comment Sunday. A message left at Starnes’ home was not returned.

Williams was stabbed shortly after he arrived to pick up passengers at a Hickory restaurant. He had driven for Yellow Cab Company for just two months and had about $40 in fares at the time of his death.

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

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Pender News & Notes – Turtle Project; Easter Egg Hunts; women’s monument; cancer survivors; author’s lunch

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Two training sessions for volunteers interested in joining the Topsail Turtle Project (beach walkers) will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 4.

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Brunswick News & Notes – Preservation Society dance; scholarship deadline; school garden

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Old Bridge Preservation Society will host an evening of fabulous music and dancing at 7 p.m. April 14 at Silver Coast Winery.

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Families come out to ‘Touch a Truck’

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– Thousands of children got behind the wheel and explored some of their favorite vehicles today. The Junior League of Wilmington held its annual “Touch a Truck” event which turned out to be a beeping good time.

From fire engines, to police cars, to even a helicopter, smiles at the 3rd Annual “Touch a Truck” event were as plentiful as the vehicles on hand.

Last year there were just over a 1,000 people at the event, but this year there will over 5,000.

The Junior League of Wilmington says they were able to raise over $10,000 to benefit the Blue Ribbon Commission and Sunset Park Elementary.

“It’s also about meeting the heroes and meeting the people who build, protect and serve the Wilmington community,” said Paige Kon, the “Touch a Truck” Chair. “They not only get to see the trucks but they also get the face to face time with these people.”

Parents say the event was more than just an opportunity to take pictures, it was truly a day of family fun.

“This is great fun,” said Kristin Miguez. “I have a four-year-old out today and he’s just fascinated with all these big trucks.”

“They were very excited to come but now that they’re here, they’re having more fun,” said Jill Bernstein.

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Brunswick News & Notes – Child ID program; training

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

McDonald’s at 1111 New Pointe Blvd., Leland, will host a Child I.D. Program for all families in the area during McFamily Night, 5-8 p.m. March 27.

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