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Archive for September, 2014

Celebrate Wilmington’s 275th at downtown event Saturday

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

The anniversary celebration will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the U.S. Coast Guard parking lot on Water Street.

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UNCW women fall on the road at Delaware

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Four different players scored and Delaware broke the game open with a pair of second-half goals to race past UNCW, 4-1, in the Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer opener for both teams Friday night at Grant Stadium.

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Vanishing Marine will be tried on desertion charge

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A U.S. Marine who vanished in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon will be on trial in military court on desertion and other charges.

A news release Friday says a Marine general has referred 34-year-old Cpl. Wassef Hassoun for a general court-martial. No date has been set.

The case began in June 2004 when Hassoun disappeared from a base in Fallujah, Iraq. He later appeared in as a captive in a photo purported to be taken by insurgents. A few days later, he wound up in Lebanon and was brought home to the U.S. before disappearing a second time.

His defense attorney has said that during the second disappearance he was prevented from leaving Lebanon during court proceedings there. Civilian attorney Haytham Faraj has said the case against Hassoun is almost entirely circumstantial.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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People in Business – Sept. 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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Mother and son remember victim of violence

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Named after his father, Aaron McGhee and his mother remembered his father Friday evening.

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