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Archive for March, 2009

Gender gap remains a gulf in law enforcement

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Six times, Wanda Barrett crossed her fingers, said a prayer and sent her application off to various branches of the state Division of Prisons for a job.Six times from 1984 to 1988 — despite her clean criminal record and high marks in her criminal justice major at Fayetteville State University — she was rejected.

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Trip across Military Cutoff ends with wreck into building

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

An SUV drove across six lanes of a busy road Sunday afternoon before plowing over a lamppost and crashing into a building.The driver and his passenger, both men, were taken to a local hospital, but their injuries did not appear life-threatening, according to officer A. Dillon of the Wilmington Police Department. No one else was hurt.

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Wilmington Interfaith makes purchase to preserve transitional housing

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Since 1994, 12 units at the Willow Pond apartment complex off Market Street were reserved primarily as transitional housing for homeless victims of domestic violence.

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Crossroads: Worries over parking rise with temps

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

With nice weather comes beach time, and with beach time, comes the inevitable hassle – and in some places, the cost – of finding parking.

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Rookie cop says gender has never been an issue for her

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

On her second day of work, Brittany Main saw a severed finger, bitten off at the first knuckle and spat onto its owner’s front porch. There are some things police academy can’t prepare you for.

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