Archive for April 2006

Topsail turns to eminent domain to get boat ramp

By Trista Talton Staff Writer Topsail Beach is invoking its power of eminent domain – skipping a potentially long court battle – to obtain land for a public boat ramp. “That procedure will allow us to take possession of the boat ramp in about 30 days, and we’ll be able to open it to the…

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Birdies, bogies, and building business

JONATHAN B. COX, STAFF WRITER Never mind resumes and work experience. One hiring decision John McConnell made came down to a round of golf. The technology executive was on the links with a potential sales representative who “mysteriously found” his ball after it appeared to be lost. The ball, McConnell soon noticed, was a completely…

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