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Archive for September, 2011

Identities released in Wednesday’s deadly shooting; listen to 911 calls

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Jonathan Jones Jr., 19, of Jacksonville, died at the scene. Joseph Edward Hanible, 24, of Wilmington, was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds. It was unclear what his condition was Thursday.

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Pizza Hut workers among those arrested in restaurants robbery

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

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Former pro wrestler arrested again for driving while impaired

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Former professional wrestler Matt
Hardy is facing a driving while impaired charge for the second time
in less than a month.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that police at Raleigh-Durham
International Airport arrested Hardy on Monday. A police report said a driver
reported a 2011 red Chevrolet Camaro was swerving across traffic
and had nearly hit two different cars three times.

Police said a breathalyzer test was negative, but Hardy failed a
field sobriety test.

In August, Hardy’s car ran off a Moore County road and hit a
tree. He has a Sept. 28 court appearance in that case, and a Nov.
30 court appearance in Raleigh in the latest incident.

Hardy and his brother Jeff made up a popular pro wrestling team
known as the Hardy Boyz.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Lawmakers voted on amendment to “end” marriage in NC

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A gay marriage amendment for North Carolina’s Constitution has made headlines this week, but you may not have heard about a failed amendment to that amendment that would have ended marriage licenses in the Tar Heel State.

Speaker of the House Thom Tillis told Chad Adams and ‘The Big Talker FM’ about the vote this morning.

The proposal would have changed the Constitution to say, “Marriage belongs to the dominion of God under the authority of the church. Licensure of marriage is prohibited in the state.”

The amendment, proposed by Republican Rep. Glen Bradley, failed along party lines with most Democrats, including Rep. Susi Hamilton of New Hanover County, voting for it.

Rep. William Brisson, who represents Bladen County, was one of seven Democrats to vote against the measure.

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McIntyre supports Surf City Post Office in letter without postage

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (WWAY) -– Rep. Mike McIntyre is standing up for the Surf City Post Office, but saved on postage in the process. Earlier this year the US Postal Service said the Surf City location is on a list of possible cuts to help the USPS as it faces mounting massive debt.

In a news release, McIntyre said he wrote a letter to the US Postmaster General advocating for the continued operations of the Surf City Post Office. McIntyre’s Chief of Staff said his office sent the letter through the US mail. Instead of a stamp, McIntyre used his frank, which is generally how official correspondence from Members of Congress is mailed. The Congressional franking privilege allows members to use their signature in place of postage for official business mail.

“We are putting a full court press on USPS to let them know of the importance of keeping the Surf City Post Office open,” Rep. McIntyre said in a statement. “Citizens and businesses in the community have been loud and clear that they need their post office, they depend on it, and it is a financially stable business. We are going to be with them every step of the way in doing all we can to keep it open!”

Contained in the information sent to USPS was a petition signed by more than 1,600 citizens in support of the post office, and three local municipality resolutions in support (Town of Surf City, Town of North Topsail Beach and the Pender County Commissioners) of the post office.

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