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Husband of hunting accident victim: 'Her life was cut way too short'

Jamie Billquist was watching TV at his home on Armenian Road in Sherman Wednesday night when he heard his dogs barking. His wife, Rosemary, had just taken their Labs, Sugar and Stella, out for a walk in the field behind their house after getting home from work. He went outside to see why the dogs we

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-24 14:56:05

Local, Out-Of-State Shoppers Hit The Mall On Black Friday

Shoppers gathered inside the Chautauqua Mall to capitalize on special deals during Black Friday. P-J photos by Jordan W. Patterson Shortly after Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday were all gobbled up and the plates were clean, cash was withdrawn and bank accounts given an exercise as the shopping for B

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-11-25 08:00:00

'She Was An Angel'

Jamie Billquist pictured with his wife, Rosemary, who was killed in a hunting accident Wednesday evening in Sherman. Those who knew Rosemary recalled a kind and selfless woman who often put others first, including animals. Submitted photo Rosemary Billquist had a tendency of putting others first. An

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-11-25 08:00:00

Chamber hears from city officials at dinner

Submitted photo Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas speaks during the annual appreciation dinner of the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce. The Dunkirk Community Chamber of Commerce held its annual appreciation dinner last week at Manning's Fireside Manor. It was a gathering of many Chamber members, state, county

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-25 08:00:00

Demand For Hops Grows As Craft Industry Expands

Craft beverages are taking off and growing in popularity, and with it comes a demand for hops and an opportunity for interested growers. Hop growing in New York state was a large operation in the late 1800s as 21 million pounds of dried hops were produced. However, diseases including downy mildew an

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-11-25 08:00:00

Regulating landlords hits roadblock, 'not dead'

The city of Dunkirk's attempt to regulate landlords and tenants has hit a familiar roadblock, but is "not dead" according to one city official. Dubbed the Floramo Plan in honor of the late Rose Floramo, former Third Ward councilwoman, the plan was revived recently in the wake of ongoing code compla

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-25 08:00:00

Winter Village Makes Its Debut At Chautauqua Institution

Visitors gathered around the Colonnade building at Chautauqua Institution on Friday. P-J photo by Katrina Fuller CHAUTAUQUA - From twinkling lights and holiday drinks by the fire to Christmas carols and cupcakes, the Winter Village at Chautauqua Institution had a little holiday cheer for everyone on

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-11-25 08:00:00

This Day in Bills History, Nov. 24: A tragic day off

Nov. 24, 1963 - Plenty of Americans remember what they were doing on Nov. 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated. It led to an odd situation two days later. In fact, a game that was never played turned out to be memorable. The American Football League postponed its week's games, so the

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-24 12:00:04

Carolina Beach Road project 'substantially' complete

Resurfacing, widening and median improvements done NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- A project to widen and create turning lanes along a 9-mile stretch of Carolina Beach is nearly complete, and the N.C. Department of Transportation has moved up a project to resurface and widen another 4-mile stretch of the busy

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-11-24 14:04:00

Dosher adding second guest chef program

Guest chef Dustin Garrett from Oliver's on the Cape Fear in Southport will prepare a meal focused on weight management and heart healthy cuisine. Due to popular demand, Dosher Memorial Hospital announced a second guest chef healthy cooking demonstration for November. Guest chef Dustin Garrett from O

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Old Southport gym on track for demolition

Southport's Lord Street gym is on track to be demolished upon Brunswick County's receipt of a demolition permit from the city. SOUTHPORT -- For some Southport residents, the old Lord Street gym is more than just a dilapidated building, it's part of the city's history. Yet the gym is on track to be d

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Southport committee reviewing whether water, sewer rate hikes were sufficient

Early numbers show that water and sewer rate increases implemented earlier this year may not be sufficient to cover Southport's costs of providing those services. Last March, the mayor-appointed committee examined the water and sewer fund balances from 2016 and prior years. That analysis indicated t

THE STATE PORT PILOT - 2017-11-23 18:11:00

New Hanover County Church will help Meals on Wheels make Turkey Day happen for hundreds

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - Hundreds of families in New Hanover County will be thankful for the people at Meals on Wheels and one local church. That's because they plan to ship out more than a thousand Thanksgiving day meals. Starting this week the folks at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church were


Carolina Beach lake dredging in limbo

Town council to decide options for lake project in upcoming meeting CAROLINA BEACH -- The excavator is still and a mound of mud sits untouched on the shore of Carolina Beach lake. A section of walkway remains closed more than a month after the town had to stop what has become a seemingly never-endin


Police look for suspect who shot and killed man in car

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) - A man has been shot to death in his car in South Carolina and police are looking for the shooter. Goose Creek Police Maj. John Grainger told local media that officers were called to a vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. A man in that car was taken to a hospital where he died

WECT - 2017-11-24 13:31:43

Police: Attentive driver helped solve hit-and-run quickly

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say an attentive driver helped solve a hit and run just minutes after it happened in North Carolina. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Andrew Harris says the driver saw a man walking as he drove to the store around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, then as he returned noticed a

WECT - 2017-11-23 14:14:25

This yam deserves to win the internet

It didn't exactly break the internet, but there is no denying that it's an eye-catching photo: a smiling man holding a yam that is about 3 feet long. "That's the biggest one I've seen from that particular species," says Paul Wilkin, the head of natural capital and plant health at the United Kingdom'

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 14:24:00

New U.S. attorney, nominated by Trump, is sworn in for western Wisconsin

A new U.S. attorney has been sworn in for the Western District of Wisconsin. Scott C. Blader took the oath of office on Wednesday. He became the top federal law enforcement official for 44 counties in western Wisconsin. Blader was most recently the district attorney for Waushara County, a position t

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 13:44:00

Earth Notes: What to do with electronics you don't need

I am going to touch on smart electronics recycling briefly this week. If you have further questions about the topic discussed please contact me at jbarton@nwrpc.com or 715.635.2197, you can also visit our website atnwrpc.com. As I am sure you already know, many of the new smart home appliances emerg

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 13:35:00

Love hunting but not taste of venison? Here are a few ideas to try to enjoy your venison

Are you one of those sportsmen who loves to hunt deer but doesn't enjoy the taste of venison? There are several important steps from the field to the freezer to the table, and a few simple precautions along the way can make a big difference in the final product. Here are some tips that will turn you

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 12:00:00