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PLENTY TO LIVE FOR: DOCTOR PREPARES FOR NEW LIFE AFTER BEING HIT BY CAR
Steve Peterson turns 33 on Tuesday, but it will be a birthday like no other in his life. He returned to Orange last week following seven months of treatment in a Sydney hospital after being hit by a car while riding his mountain bike to work.
“This case may have been an accident but it makes me sick that I frequently see angry drivers downgrading and making jokes about hitting cyclists whenever an article comes up about cyclists on the road. This is the reality, real people, wonderful members of our community, not just a nameless face in Lycra” – Pene Maree
MAN ARRESTED FOR KICKING PARTNER’S TEETH OUT OVER LONG WEEKEND
A man was arrested after a sickening domestic-violence attack in Orange on Sunday night. He was charged with assaulting his partner and kicking her in the mouth, causing several teeth to come out and others to be dislodged.
“This poor woman is in my thoughts. I can’t imagine what something like this would do to a person. It is happening far too often in today’s society” – Gemma Mariner
THREE PARTIES INTERESTED IN TURNERS VINEYARD AND FUNCTION CENTRE
One of Orange’s most iconic businesses, Turners Vineyard, Motel and Conference Centre, is up for sale. The complex sits on 74 hectares on the Mitchell Highway just east of the city.
“This is an impressive property but would be a massive undertaking for anyone who takes it on. it would have to be bought by a chain, I’d say. They’re the only ones big enough” – Nathan Birchall
SON TRASHED COURTROOM MOMENTS AFTER MOTHER SENTENCED FOR DRUG OFFENCES
Moments after a woman was sentenced to three months in jail and was taken to the cells, her son stormed out of the court room yelling and was arrested by the police prosecutor for cracking a glass panel of an Orange Court House door.
“Being in and around the courthouse on a Monday is not a nice experience, but violence or outbursts like this are rare. Surely it’s just commonsense to keep your calm when you’re in court?” – Matthew Hilton
‘THE NEW KURIM’: DUFFY SAYS VACATED PROPERTIES WILL LEAVE HOLE IN CBD
Orange City Council’s decision to facilitate the Department of Primary Industry’s relocation from its Kite Street office would take an unacceptable toll on the CBD, according to a councillor.
“I don’t consider the Department of Primary Industry’s office as being in the CBD, but even if it is, surely there will be another business or agency fill it at some stage” – Ray Ostini
MOTHER-AND-DAUGHTER BUSINESS OFFERS GRADUATION BALL GLAMOUR FOR RENT
An Orange mother and her daughter have started a business which aims to help parents who either pay through the teeth for expensive formal wear their daughters might only wear once, or who can’t afford to purchase the dresses in the first place.
“What a great idea. It must be awful for the parents of girls when they have to tell them they can’t have the dress of their dreams. I’m sure this will help” – Cameron Green
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