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Archive for October, 2011

School official regrets literacy message rife with errors

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Bob Grimes showed up to work feeling very embarrassed Thursday morning.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Belville council responds to mayor’s arrest

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

BELVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A day after Belville Mayor Jack Batson was arrested on a sexual battery charge, the other members of the town’s Board of Commissioners responded to the situation.

WWAY tried to contact commissioners yesterday. Those we did talk to said it was the first they had heard of Batson’s arrest.

Mayor Pro Tem Mike Allen issued a statement today on behalf of the whole commission that said:

“The Town learned about the charge against Mayor Batson yesterday. Under the American system of justice, an accused person is innocent until proven guilty. The board puts its faith in that system and will allow the process to proceed forth to its conclusion. In the interim, the Board will closely monitor the situation and take those actions deemed necessary to protect the interests of the Town’s residents.”

Late Wednesday, Commissioner Donna Schardien told WWAY exclusively that she did not know all the details, but thought politics, not truth, may be behind the allegations against the mayor.

“We’ve got an election coming in November, and for someone who wants to get back in the council, there seems to be a lot of character assassination going on,” Schardien said. “The mayor may have been set up. I believe it may be a witch hunt.”

The Board of Commissioners censured Batson last month because of an inappropriate relationship he had with a town employee.

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“Panic Attack” premier night delayed

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The creators of Panic Attack tell us they are bumping their opening night to tomorrow night instead of tonight so they can put the finishing touches on the haunted attraction.

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Allegations against Belville mayor involve groping of woman

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

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Police misconduct center of Leland council meeting

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Leland town council members will meet at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall building to address allegations of police misconduct that have surfaced in the wake of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint by police officer Sherry Lewis, Batleman said.

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