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Archive for October, 2009

Bolivia man sentenced on mortgage fraud charges

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

A Bolivia man was sentenced in federal court last week to almost six years in prison for his involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme out of Whiteville that netted $6 million.

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Pay for New Hanover County commissioners not reduced with other workers’

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

If you’re one of about 1,500 people who work for New Hanover County, your pay will shrink by nearly 4 percent this budget year. Unless you’re one of the five county commissioners.

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Dangerous Dog Appeals Court hears three cases Wednesday

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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One of our monthly features on WWAY is New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court. It was a full docket Wednesday night, with three cases heard at New Hanover County Animal Control.

Case # 1 Wednesday night involved a 7-year-old rottweiler named Roxy who has a history of attacking humans and other dogs. Mae Freeman and son Darren own Roxy. Shannon Helmey was the complainant.

“I don’t necessarily advocate the dog being euthanized,” said Helmey. “I just don’t want the dog being returned to its irresponsible owner considering the number of times this has happened.”

Joyce Bradley chairs the three person volunteer dangerous dog court panel. “I don’t like to euthanize anything if there’s a way to keep it confined. This dog already has two strikes due to its history.”

Wednesday night was strike three. Roxy will be euthanized unless the Freeman’s decide to appeal to superior court.

Case # 2 involved Musso, a 4-year-old pitbull. Musso was found to be potentially dangerous last month. He has a history of threatening attacks.

Delores Bracey appealed the ruling, thus the reason for this public hearing. Janie McClendon was the complainant. “That was fear. That was completely fear. I never felt like that in my whole life,” she said.

The dog court panel upheld the dangerous dog ruling. Plus, they added two stipulations. Ms. Bracey has to have the dog neutered within 30 days and have a 6ft. fence installed around her property.

The third case involved a cat that was killed by a lab mix and a pit bull mix. Terri Mallow’s dogs will continue to keep the dangerous dog label, but there will not be a need for muzzles.

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videoOne of our monthly features on WWAY is New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court. It was a full docket Wednesday night, with three cases heard at New Hanover County Animal Control.

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NC couple accused of defrauding Cisco of $23M

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Prosecutors say a North Carolina couple has been charged with stiffing Cisco Systems Inc. in a $23 million mail fraud and money laundering scheme.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh said Wednesday Mario and Jennifer Easevoli were arrested Sept. 28 in Phoenix. A third person has not been arrested.

The indictment says Mario Easevoli was president of North Carolina-based Synergy Communications Corp. Jennifer Easevoli was vice president. Authorities say the three used fictitious companies to get networking equipment parts from California-based Cisco. They
sold the parts, depositing proceeds in a Synergy account.

Court papers did not say if the Easevolis have attorneys. The Bureau of Prisons Web site said Mario Easevoli was being held in Oklahoma City and had no listing for Jennifer Easevoli.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Prosecutors say a North Carolina couple has been charged with stiffing Cisco Systems Inc. in a $23 million mail fraud and money laundering scheme.

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Cape Fear Skyway Project still up in the air

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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The Cape Fear Skyway Project has come to a fork in the road. Wednesday, elected leaders who make up the Transportation Advisory Committee met to discuss the billion-dollar project that would connect New Hanover and Brunswick counties.

It looks like it will be another few weeks before there could be a decision about whether the project becomes a reality.

While leaders are all in agreement that there needs to be a solution to a growing traffic issue through New Hanover and Brunswick counties, it’s where the bridge will go that’s up for debate.

Previous plans for the bridge would cut directly in to the Brunswick County subdivision, Snee Farm. Wednesday, two new ideas were proposed. They would bypass residential areas, and go north of the Brunswick Forest subdivision. Brunswick County officials are generally in favor of those plans.

“The Skyway Project, is a critical need for the future transportation needs of southeastern North Carolina. Where it goes is the key, and the latest route that they’ve proposed is the only one that I could give serious consideration to,” said Brunswick County Commissioner Bill Sue.

But time is ticking on the New Hanover county side. Right now the land where the bridge would start, at Carolina Beach Road and Independence is protected. That protection runs out this Sunday.

Wilmington transportation planners say there’s no point in stopping development there, to hold it for a bridge, if an agreement can’t be reached on where the bridge lets out on the Brunswick County side.

From here, the transportation authority will review the new plans for the bridge and get community feedback.

The next meeting is October 28 at Wilmington City Hall.

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The Cape Fear Skyway Bridge Project has come to a fork in the road. Wednesday, elected leaders who make up the Transportation Advisory Committee met to discuss the billion dollar project that would connect New Hanover and Brunswick counties.

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