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Archive for September, 2009

UPDATE: Man walking on MLK Parkway killed in Wilmington; road reopened

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Wilmington | A man who got out of a car late Thursday and started walking along the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway was hit by a pickup truck and killed, a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper said.“We’re still trying to figure out why he got out and began walking in the road,” Trooper B.C. Baxley said.

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UPDATE: Naked man disrupts Cape Harbor Apartment complex

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the apartment complex just after 9 a.m. to reports of a naked man running around the complex, off Gordon Road, a dispatcher said.

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Pender County student faces serious charges after sexting incident

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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We are two weeks into the new school year, and sexting has already posed a problem in a local school. A Pender County teen was suspended from school after sending cell phone photos showing intimate contact, known as sext messages.

Sexting is sending nude or partially nude pictures via cell phone, and it is a disturbing trend among teenagers. Pender County Detective Scott Lawson said he warned students about the consequences of sexting last year, including this particular student.

“Last year, District Attorney Ben David and I went to each middle and high school in Pender County and we addressed the issue of sexting with all the students in Pender County and advised them that if it continued to be a problem, there would be consequences,” he said. “This year, when the issues came up, and here we are the second week of school, there are going to be consequences.”

The student in this recent incident, and anyone the pictures were sent to, could face child pornography or sex offender charges.

Because the student is under 18, we are not revealing a name or the school in question.

What most parents and teens do not realize is by taking these compromising pictures and pushing the send button on a cell phone, they could be charged with manufacturing and disseminating child pornography and face life-altering consequences.

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We are two weeks into the new school year, and sexting has already posed a problem in a local school. A Pender County teen was suspended from school after sending cell phone photos showing intimate contact, known as sext messages.

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UPDATE: Pender man faces up to 60 years in prison for child pornography charges

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

By Shannan Bowen and David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.comShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Raleigh | A Pender County man pleaded guilty this week to two counts of manufacturing child pornography and could spend decades in prison, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding’s Office in Raleigh.

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Pope looks to challenge Gore in upcoming district attorney’s race

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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A Columbus County Democrat has thrown his name in the hat to challenge Rex Gore in the upcoming district attorney’s race.

Harold “Butch” Pope is a criminal defense attorney in Whiteville. He has announced his intentions to run for district attorney of Columbus, Brunswick, and Bladen County.

Pope said that Rex Gore’s failure to immediately recuse himself in the investigation of State Senator RC Soles prompted him to run for office.

Soles and Gore have a long history as political allies.

The SBI is looking into a shooting at the senator’s house, where Soles shot one of his clients for allegedly trying to break in.

The state is also investigating claims of sexual misconduct by the senator.

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A Columbus County Democrat has thrown his name in the hat to challenge Rex Gore in the upcoming district attorney’s race.

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