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Archive for September, 2011

FIRST ON 3: After week of controversy, Leland chief cancels walkabout

Monday, September 19th, 2011

LELAND, NC (WWAY) – After a week of controversy involving a former officer shot in between the legs with training ammunition and revelations that he punched another officer during a bachelor party, Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne cancelled his neighborhood walkabout scheduled for tonight.

He sent the following email to the media this afternoon:

“We have contacted the neighborhood leaders in Westport and Mallory Creek and informed them that the Walk tonight has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event in the near future.”


Timothy J. Jayne
Chief of Police
Leland Police Department

Jayne began his walks in June but has only had one at Magnolia Greens to date.

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FIRST ON 3: UNC releases response to NCAA Notice Of Allegations

Monday, September 19th, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, NC (TARHELLBLUE.COM) — The University of North Carolina today released its response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations in connection with the NCAA and campus investigation of the football program.

The University received the notice of allegations on June 21 and had 90 days to respond.

The University is posting a version of the response online with redactions in accordance with FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the State Personnel Act, and the North Carolina Public Records Law.

When available, the University also will post redacted versions of exhibits that support the response letter. This announcement will be updated as soon as the additional documents are available.

University representatives are scheduled to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Oct. 28 in Indianapolis.

Chancellor Holden Thorp and Director of Athletics Dick Baddour issued the following statements about the University’s response:

— Holden Thorp, Chancellor:
“We have acknowledged our violations, and we’ve responded in the way you would expect of this University. We think that the sanctions we have proposed accept responsibility and, at the same time, give our current and future student-athletes and coaches every opportunity for success. We go before the NCAA Committee on Infractions on October 28, and that will be another important milestone.”

— Dick Baddour, Director of Athletics:
“I believe the report is a very thorough response to the NCAA. The University of North Carolina takes our standing and reputation in the NCAA community seriously and with great respect and our response to the allegations reflects that. “We accept responsibility for mistakes that were made in terms that are balanced, measured and fair. I want to acknowledge the hard work that University and athletic department staff put in to prepare the report. The October 28th appearance in Indianapolis is the next major step and we will direct our efforts toward preparing for that hearing.’


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Wilmington marks 25th anniversary of ‘Blue Velvet’

Monday, September 19th, 2011

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – Wilmington is recognizing the 25th anniversary of the cult favorite movie “Blue Velvet,” but most of the celebrations will wait a couple of months.

One event is scheduled for Thursday at The Barbary Coast on Front Street, which served as one of the film’s locations. Local filmmakers have asked residents to come to the bar to share their stories about what they did during the film’s shooting.

Most local celebrations, however, will wait until November, around the time of the Cucalorus Film Festival. That’s also when MGM will release of the Blu-ray edition of “Blue Velvet.”

“Blue Velvet” opened Sept. 19, 1986. It was a box office flop, grossing just $7.2 million in first-run ticket sales against estimated production costs of $6 million, but it was a critical success.

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Confederate flag returns to Cape Fear Museum

Monday, September 19th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Museum welcomed home a restored piece of history this morning. A Confederate flag that flew over Fort Fisher during the Civil War is back after undergoing conservation work.

Women in Wilmington made the the Confederate Second National Pattern flag in the 1860s. Union forces captured in the flag in 1865, and somebody, most likely a soldier, took it.

It was eventually found in 1932 in the home of a private collector, who donated it to the City of Wilmington.

“A local Wilmingtonian was the one who found it and encouraged the owner to donate it back to the City of Wilmington, so it came back to us in 1934. So that’s why it is important, because it is definitely a part of our region’s history,” Cape Fear Museum curator Barbara Rowe said.

The flag received professional conservation, including hand vacuuming to remove dirt and patching with sheer polyester fabric

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New Hanover commissioners plan meeting Wednesday at Williston

Monday, September 19th, 2011

The New Hanover County Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting Wednesday at Williston Middle School.

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