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Archive for November, 2012

Former Gastonia pastor faces charges of sex with minors in Haiti

Monday, November 19th, 2012

GASTONIA, NC (AP) — A former Gastonia-area pastor faces trial in February on charges he traveled to Haiti during a church ministry and had sex with two minors.

The Charlotte Observer reported that 66-year-old Larry Michael Bollinger pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Charlotte in May.

Bollinger is accused of illegal conduct with two girls, ages 11 and 12 in 2009. Prosecutors said four victims were identified.

Bollinger was pastor at Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stanley when he and his wife went to Haiti to work with the Lazarus Project in 2004. The project runs a vocational school and medical clinic.

A spokesman for The Lazarus Project said Bollinger worked several years as coordinator, but was removed when the allegations were made.

Prosecutors say the 2010 earthquake delayed the investigation.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Man’s legacy integral part of New Hanover County history

Monday, November 19th, 2012

One hundred years ago, Jeff Simmons’ ancestors came to Southeastern North Carolina to be farmers.

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Two new com-missioners face vote on future landfill plans

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Both newly elected commissioners seem reluctant to move forward with a plan to have a based company refurbish the county’s incinerator.

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Two rescued from the Shallotte Inlet after boat capsizes

Monday, November 19th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two people are safe after they were rescued by the Coast Guard in the Shallotte Inlet when their boat capsized Sunday.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Station Oak Island watchstanders just after noon Sunday, reporting a capsized boat and two people in the water with life jackets.

The flat-bottomed skiff capsized near Shallotte. Holden Beach and Tri Beach water rescue, along with the Coast Guard Station Oak Island, assisted in the rescue.

The two people found clinging to the overturned vessel were pulled aboard the rescue boat, already showing signs of hypothermia.

The two people were then taken to the Inlet View restaurant, where they were met by an awaiting ambulance crew.

The victims were treated for hypothermia, and a Coast Guard Captain says the life jackets helped save their lives.

Sea Tow salvaged the boat.

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Cape Fear Festival of Trees at Cameron Art Museum starts soon

Monday, November 19th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Festival of Trees at Cameron Art Museum begins November 24, 2012 and runs through December 2, 2012.

In addition to seeing 25 beautiful holiday trees that make up a Winter Wonderland, attendees can also choose to catch a ballet. Wilmington Ballet Company will perform “The Nutcracker.”

Proceeds from the event go to Lower Cape Fear Hospice. To find a detailed list of times and ticket information, check out The Cape Fear Festival of Trees website. You can also find sponsor information.

Or get all the information you need when you watch the interview with “Good Morning Carolina” anchor Ashley Jacobs.

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