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Archive for August, 2009

New Hanover County neighborhood concerned about sex offender

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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Earlier this week, we told you about the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s crack down on sex offenders. There are concerns about that very topic in a New Hanover County neighborhood.

Northchase homeowners were notified that a registered sex offender was seen lurking in their neighborhood. A woman reported that Shaunn Grady, of Castle Hayne, followed her in his car while she was walking on Northchase Parkway, then approached her and asked her to come close to his car. Now, neighbors are on the lookout.

“You see everyone always walking out here,” said Northchase resident Eva Roland. “We walk, but I’ve never seen anyone like that in the neighborhood, but because of the security that’s going around at night, I feel pretty safe.”

We were told a detective will go to Grady’s house to find out why he was in the neighborhood, and let him know about the complaints about him.

The sheriff’s office reminds you to report all suspicious activity to law enforcement.

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Earlier this week, we told you about the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s crack down on sex offenders. There are concerns about that very topic in a New Hanover County neighborhood.

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UNCW study shows economy looking up

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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The economic future is looking up, according to statistics released by a team from UNCW. The Cameron School of Business surveyed some 30,000 companies about their hiring plans for the next year.

The nationwide survey is the first to evaluate employment based on future numbers rather than traditional models that base forecasts on the month or year before. The team reports good news.

“We’re seeing that 34 percent of hiring managers are looking to hire in the next twelve months where only eight percent are looking at laying off,” said UNCW Operations Management Professor Drew Rosen. “To me, that’s a sure sign of economic recovery.”

The numbers evaluate jobs in operations management fields, like quality control and engineering. Going forward, the team will look at trends in salary data.

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The economic future is looking up, according to statistics released by a team from UNCW. The Cameron School of Business surveyed some 30,000 companies about their hiring plans for the next year.

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Remains of infant found buried in Leland backyard

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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Acting on a tip, the State Bureau of Investigation, along with Leland Police unearthed the body of a baby buried in the backyard of a Leland home on Maplewood Court.

Neighbors are understandably upset, especially those who have children. “It upsets you,” said neighbor James Nelson. “I couldn’t ever do something like that to one of my kids. How could someone else do something like that to their kids?”

A neighbor who would not go on camera told WWAY the young man who lived at 1045 Maplewood Court was painting their living room on Sunday, and said his girlfriend had a miscarriage. Police will not confirm when the baby was delivered, or buried.

“Any time you have a case involving something like this it pulls on the heart strings of the community and the officers working the case,” said Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne. “Again, until we have a good analysis of what was collected we really don’t know what exactly we have and I don’t want to speculate.”

Chief Jayne said autopsy results will determine the course of the investigation. That is when we will know more about the infant’s age, and cause of death. The SBI and Leland Police are questioning several people. So far, no arrests, but police are considering concealment of the birth of a child, and concealment of death as possible charges.

According to Brunswick County tax records, the home is owned by a Howard Payne. Neighbors said Payne passed away and his son was living in the house. No one in the house would comment.

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videoThere was a gruesome discovery in the backyard of a Leland home Wednesday afternoon. Police uncovered the remains of a buried infant. Now, an investigation is underway to determine the cause of death and who, if anyone, will face arrest.

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Wilmington woman joins effort to find missing woman after killer says he’ll help

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

By Meg Kinnard, Associated Press

Monica Caison, the same volunteer who successfully unearthed one of Chadrick Fulks’ victims, says she’s not so sure the condemned man really wants anyone to find the second, 19-year-old Marshall University student Samantha Burns.

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Teen hospitalized after police chase around Empie Park

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

An 18-year-old man who led police on a short car chase followed by a standoff of more than an hour in Empie Park was hospitalized after Wednesday night’s incident.

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