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Archive for November, 2011

Ex-Carolina Beach employee accuses retiring police chief’s wife of threats

Monday, November 21st, 2011

An ex-Carolina Beach employee accused the wife of the retiring police chief of threatening her.

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Mental health headquarters land sale OK’d

Monday, November 21st, 2011

New Hanover commissioners OK’d the sale of land for a mental health headquarters.

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Robbery suspect shot by clerk makes court appearance, has lengthy record

Monday, November 21st, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The robbery suspect shot by a store clerk last week made his first court appearance this afternoon. Joseph Ryan Anderson was in a wheelchair and could not put his left hand on the Bible during his video appearance from jail because of his injuries.

Wilmington Police arrested Anderson yesterday after he got out of the hospital. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon after police say he tried to rob the Wrightsville Country Store Thursday.

Surveillance video from the store shows Anderson pulling a gun on Mark Headstrong Thursday morning. Headstrong pulled a gun of his own and shot Anderson twice. Wilmington Police said they would wait to charge Anderson until he got out of the hospital. He was booked in to the New Hanover County Jail yesterday.

According to court and Department of Corrections records, Anderson has a lengthy criminal record. His convictions include breaking and entering, larceny, robbery with a dangerous weapon, receiving a stolen vehicle, assault on a public official and escape from a state prison. In all the records show he has spent nearly 13 years in prison.

Anderson is due back in court December 8.

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Wife of outgoing police chief charged with assault

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Wilmington, NC (WWAY)– The wife of outgoing Carolina Beach Police Chief, William Younginer, was arrested Sunday.

Darlene Younginer, 55, is charged with communicating threats and assault on a government official. According to the arrest warrant, on November 8th, Younginger told Alicia Lachance “I want to strangle you”, “I want to beat the hell out of you”, “I want to kill you”.

The warrant also states that Younginer hit officer Lachance on the left arm with enough force to leave swelling and bruising.

Lachance was head of the town’s Ocean Rescue program. She resigned last week, the same day Chief Younginer announced his retirement.

According to a local paper, the town investigated allegations of an affair between Chief Younginer and Officer Lachance, but found no evidence.

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Landowners in path of Wake Expressway sue NCDOT

Monday, November 21st, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Property owners whose land and homes lie in the path of the long-planned Southern Wake Expressway have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, alleging their property rights are being violated.

The NC Turnpike Authority is expected to begin construction in 2014 on the final 30-mile section of the I-540 Outer Loop through southern and eastern Wake County.

The project has languished for 20 years as the NC Department of Transportation was unable to secure funding. Current plans are to build the six-lane expressway from Apex to Knightdale as a toll road.

The lawsuit says the state is taking private property without paying just compensation, as required by the US Constitution. The lawsuit names five plaintiffs, but says up to 125 property owners could eventually be included.

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

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