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Archive for August, 2009

Americans for Prosperity host health care forum

Monday, August 24th, 2009

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Health care is a major issue here in the Port City. Americans for Prosperity hosted a health care forum where guest speaker Tracy Walsh addressed the media.

As a cancer survivor, Walsh said she had the option of choosing her treatments. She said with a public-run government option, the choice of treatment might be up to bureaucrats.

“It needs to be a woman’s choice between her and her doctor and not a government panel that says we’ve studied it and the treatment and this is what you will have,” Walsh said.

The Obama administration has said if you are pleased with your health care provider, you can stick with it.

Walsh said it will still come down to economics, where a cheaper government option will force private companies out of the market.

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Health care is a major issue here in the Port City. Americans for Prosperity hosted a health care forum where guest speaker Tracy Walsh addressed the media.

As a cancer survivor, Walsh said she had the option of choosing her treatments.

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MyReporter- Design flaw costs Wilmington taxpayers

Monday, August 24th, 2009

A brick planter was made too large and obstructed pedestrian traffic at the foot of Market Street. So Wilmington paid a contractor $6,000 to $7,000 to reduce the size of the planter.

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A day later, but still no arrests made involving shooting at RC Soles’ house

Monday, August 24th, 2009

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The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting case involving Senator RC Soles, but it appears it will be up to District Attorney Rex Gore to decide whether or not to pursue charges.

On Monday, Mr. Gore released a written statement in which he said, “I understand there may be some sense of immediacy in obtaining comment and or answers relating to the shooting at the home of Senator RC Soles, however, I am not currently addressing questions on the matter. We are still in the fact-gathering mode. In addition, for anyone wanting to address the issues of self defense or defense of habitation, my staff and I will not be able to discuss those issues at this time. Since those concepts may play a vital role in determining the ultimate outcome of this incident, I must reserve any comment on both principals until the full investigative report has been reviewed.”

Some observers have asked if Rex Gore has plans to recuse himself as the prosecutor in this case.

Gore and Soles have a long standing friendship, and are political allies in the Democratic Party.

In fact, Senator Soles has given money to Rex Gore’s campaign for district attorney, and Gore has given money to Soles’ campaign with thousands of dollars changing hands over the years.

According to published reports, the two were linked back in the 1980’s in a federal case known as Col-Cor, which was short for Columbus County corruption.

The reports say Senator Soles was indicted on charges of conspiracy, perjury, aiding and abetting bribery, and buying votes for Rex Gore, who was then a candidate for district attorney.

Several of the charges were dropped for lack of evidence and Soles was ultimately acquitted on the remaining charge.

The law allows for a district attorney to ask for another DA, or the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor on a case, if there is a conflict of interest, or even an appearance of a conflict of interest on a case.

Attorneys tell us that the guidelines advise DA’s to use an abundance of caution, and step aside if there is any doubt in the community’s mind of a DA’s ability to be objective because of a personal relationship.

We asked Gore about these concerns today.

He told us he didn’t want to go on camera, but said on the phone there is no conflict of interest.

Gore says he’s not in the habit of recusing himself from hard decisions, and doesn’t plan to do so in this case.

We did speak with him on camera earlier this month when the state first began its investigation. Gore stated, “I would hope people would trust me to do the right thing.”

One question we haven’t been able to get an answer to: why has nobody been arrested in this shooting?

If it was clearly self-defense, you might think that the two alleged intruders, BJ Wright and Kyle Blackburn would be facing charges or under arrest.

If it was not self-defense, some have asked why the Senator hasn’t been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

The SBI is handling the case, and all they’ll tell us at this point is it’s under investigation.

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videoThe State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting case involving Senator RC Soles, but it appears it will be up to District Attorney Rex Gore to decide whether or not to pursue charges.

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Goodwill – Hard times or not, the honest keep to principles

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Will JonesWill.Jones@StarNewsOnline.com

After leaving Walmart, one shopper discovered her purse was missing. But four hours later, her purse was still at the store.

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Opponents of Titan’s planned cement plant eye court battle

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

Opponents of the Castle Hayne project say they will likely challenge it in court if Titan receives an air permit before the Army Corps of Engineers completes its review.

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