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Archive for August, 2012

New Hanover News & Notes – Epicurean Evening benefit; Flight 93 fundraiser; aquarium sponsors; furniture giveaway

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Epicurean Evening to benefit the Methodist Home for Children will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Wilmington Convention Center.

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Charlotte says it won’t hide homeless during DNC

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Officials in Charlotte say they won’t try to hide the city’s homeless population during the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

But the Charlotte Observer reports officials will try to help its homeless residents understand restricted areas and find alternative locations.

Michael Smith of Charlotte Center City Partners says the city has an excellent network of homeless service providers.

Mecklenburg County has about 5,000 homeless residents, but fewer than 1,000 of them are in city shelters most nights.

There are significant changes officials hope to explain to those without homes. The main library will be closed during the convention.

County officials are extending the hours of their Homeless Resource Center.

The Men’s Shelter will have extra staff to help the homeless learn where they can and cannot go during the convention.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Where’s the water?

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Disappearing wetlands in northern New Hanover has officials, residents concerned

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Ryan visiting NC Wednesday for rally, fundraiser

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Mitt Romney’s choice for vice president is visiting North Carolina for a rally and fundraiser in Raleigh.

Romney’s presidential campaign announced Tuesday that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will hold a public event Wednesday afternoon at a power painting company. He will also participate in a private fundraiser at a home in Raleigh.

Ryan visited North Carolina with Romney the day after the former Massachusetts governor picked him Aug. 11 as his running mate for the Republican ticket. The pair visited Mooresville and High Point that day but bypassed an expected visit to the Triangle region to fly to Wisconsin.

Vice President Joe Biden visited Durham last week.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Deputy finds bags of pot, cocaine after car accident

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Fayetteville man is in jail on drug charges after a car crash involving a Bladen County Sheriff’s deputy.

The Sheriff’s Office says a deputy stopped Darnell James Callwood, 27, Tuesday after Callwood allegedly failed to stop for a stop sign just after midnight and hit the deputy in Tar Heel. During a search of the car, the deputy found 38 packaged plastic baggies of marijuana and give baggies of cocaine.

Callwood is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and driving while license revoked. He also had an active order for arrest for failure to appear in court when he was stopped.

Callwood is out of jail after posting a $16,750 secure bond.

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