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Jacksonville Daily News (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Jacksonville, North Carolina Larceny suspect sought three peat Victor Cpd is asking for help identifying a Man accused of stealing from Belk. A3 Stormy petrels win 3rd straight intercollegiate Golf championship 75$ daily $1.50 Sunda the dam y news monday March 30,2015 a covering coastal Carolina since 1 9 5 3 a Jacksonville . Leg on school Calendar Law vary by Jannette pippin two neighbouring counties have differing ideas about North Carolinas current school Calendar Law. As the Onslow county Board of education supports flexibility in setting the school Calendar towns around Carteret county have adopted resolutions in favor of the current uniform school Calendar Law. Towns across Carteret county Onslow Board of education supports flexibility including Cedar Point Cape Carteret Atlantic Beach Pine Knoll shores and Emerald Isle on Bogue Banks and in Western Carteret county have maintained support for a school Start Date in in North Carolina in late August. A we just want to make sure that we have our position out there a said Emerald Isle town manager Frank Rush. Carteret county leaders have stood behind the uniform school Calendar Law and efforts to maintain the traditional summer months since the Law was first adopted. In 2004, state Law established an aug. 25 school Start Date which remained in effect until 2012 legislation amended the Law. Currently North Carolina schools cannot begin the school year earlier than the monday closest to aug. 26. But efforts to give school systems flexibility in setting their calendars persist. This legislative session there Are More than 20 Bills before the general Assembly that Call for modifications to the current Law most applying to individual counties to allow local boards to set earlier dates to better accommodate Snow Days schedule first semester exams before the Holiday break or provide for special programs. The Onslow county Board of education has been on record in support of Calendar flexibility. The Board approved a Resolution Back in december to Send to see school a a4 Emerald Isle a homeowners is. Town i backyard Battle Emerald Isle couple challenges town Over property rights by Jannette pippin Emerald Isle i retirement took an unexpected turn for an Emerald Isle couple that is now at the forefront of a Legal Challenge with the town Over property rights. Greg and Diane Nies purchased their beachfront Home on Shipwreck Lane in 2001 never anticipating they a be fighting with the town Over the Sandy Beach that is their backyard. The Nies filed a lawsuit in 2011 that challenges what they contend has been an unconstitutional a a taking of their property rights. A i think of it As them invading our property a Greg Nies said in a phone interview with the daily news about the lawsuit. The Nies own a Home and lot that includes the Sand Beach property from the mean High water Mark to the first line of dunes. While the history of the Case dates Back to 2004 and easement issues associated with a town Beach nourishment project Greg Nies said they filed the 2011 lawsuit following town actions that have stemmed from wording in a town ordinance adopted in 2010. According to information from Legal documents the Nies contend the town has taken for its use a 20-foot-wide a driving Lane across the Sandy Beach that is part of the Nies property and has done so without compensation to the couple. Greg Nies said the result has been town vehicles that consistently travel Back and Forth across their property making it dangerous for them to enjoy the Beach with their grandchildren because of the vehicles. A a it a a Little unnerving not being Able to use our property a he said. Ile said the vehicle traffic causes ruts that make it difficult for them to Access the Beach and causes damage to the vegetation which affects Dune stability. And As storms occur it causes Dune movement which allows the a driving Lane to encroach further landward on their property. Their property is beachfront but that Sun showers 59/42� forecast. A12 it a a Jim a Orit Jil a met a it r t Quot Al xxx re Mem a s an Emerald Isle residence owned by Greg and Diane Nies Center is seen from the Beach. The property in dispute is a 20-foot driving Lane across Sandy Beach near the dunes they say is their private property but used by town vehicles to Access the Beach. The town says it s for emergency vehicles but Greg Nies says it s constantly town trucks picking up garbage. Greg Nies said the vehicles driving Back and Forth and ruts and damage on the Sandy Beach in front of their Home makes it hard for them to use the Beach. Photo by John Althouse the daily news does no to mean they Are different than other property owners preserving their property rights. A imagine if you had High Speed traffic in your backyard and it was dangerous for your grandchildren a he said. Imagine he said if your property was taken for use by a town or the government and you weren to compensated. The Nies lost in trial court but now have the nations leading property rights defense organization on their Side As they make their Appeal before the North Carolina court of appeals. The Pacific Legal foundation is now representing the Nies free of charge and this week filed the opening Brief in the Niesz Case before the court of appeals. The town of Emerald Isle sees things business. Classified comics. A5 b8 b7 entertainment. Lottery. Nation world b6 a2 a6 obits. Opinion puzzles. See Beach a4 a4 All b5 a Forest fire season officials say Spring is prime time for wildfires by Ashley Morris and Jannette pippin Halifax Media service As Forest fire season kicks off current weather conditions create a perfect storm for fires escaping a controlled area and spreading to nearby structures or Woods according to the National weather service. A typically Spring is a crossover Between the driest time from a rainfall perspective and wind picking up from air mass changes a said meteorologist Mark Bacon of the forecast office in Wilmington. A there is also lower humidity in the Spring so it is this perfect storm of Low relative humidity and some Friday marked the first Day of Spring a time when area residents will begin venturing outside to tackle Yard work and potentially burning Yard debris. A Spring is the time of year when people get out in their Yards and Are picking up leaves and Sticks. Its also the fire season a said forester Matthew Bishop of the North Carolina Forest service. Bishop who works in the District that includes Onslow Jones and Carteret counties said the dry air creates Low humidity and moisture within the vegetation is Low which can create conditions vulnerable to fire. A debris burning is a major cause of wildfires in North Carolina a Bishop said. For area residents considering burning Yard debris forestry official recommend taking precautions to ensure safety and that fires do not get out of control. Bishop said its Best to Burn later in the Day when the humidity starts to Rise. And always take a look at weather conditions for the Day. Burn on Days when the wind is Calm and try to plan it at a time when rain is forecaster that night or soon after when the burning would occur. Always keep watch Over a fire and done to make them too Large to control. A Burn after dinner keep the fire Small and watch the weather Quot Bishop said. . Forestry Ranger Bill Walker who works in Brunswick and new Hanover counties said this is a Good time of year to remind residents to Check local ordinances about burning and what permits Are needed. In any county Only vegetation and Plant growth is allowed to be bul lied excluding logs and stumps. Any burning of household items or trash is illegal according to the North Carolina Forest service. Open burning of Yard debris is governed under state Law As Well As any local ordinances that May apply see wildfires a4 Halifax a rap Raff is slim 3101 00007 vol. Leu no. 89 Sermone dermatology. Cosmetic amp Scarless vein Center the ent vue month of a fwd botox will be 10% off of Paju Frame of $300 of Moue and Dave Moo of Yaeji vial of Javed amp Mcall to schedule your appointment 910.769.4511 34 office Park drive a Jacksonville no Mai

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