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Archive for December, 2011

New Hanover News & Notes – Outreach coordiantor; librarian honored

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Andy Gould has been named outreach coordinator at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

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FIRST ON 3: Leland police officer caught in town controversy is fired

Friday, December 30th, 2011

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The police officer who was allegedly hit by Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne at a party has been fired. If you’ve been following our coverage of the situation in Leland, you’ve heard of Officer John Holman.

Leland Town Manager David Hollis says Holman was fired from the Leland Police Department Thursday. This decision comes after months of turmoil involving the officer.

Sources say Holman has been the target of Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne ever since our story aired saying Jayne hit Holman in the stomach at a bachelor party in Myrtle Beach.

Holman has reportedly had to take lie detector tests to prove he has not been the source of information to us and other media. Holman has repeatedly declined to interview with us, saying his lawyer has advised him against speaking out. Other sources have spoken on Holman’s behalf claiming he was the center of the chief’s anger.

Our sources say Holman was put on administrative leave two weeks ago with pay. Then last Friday, Holman’s gun and badge were taken away. Hollis says he met with Holman Wednesday, but he could not discuss the officer’s leave because Hollis said it was not disciplinary.

Hollis did say in a later conversation that Holman was terminated Thursday, but he could not go into detail about why. Hollis says Holman has ten days to appeal the decision. He says Holman has not filed anything yet.

We tried to speak with John Holman again tonight, but he did not return our calls.

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ONLY ON 3: Commissioner Warren files report, ‘threatened’ by viral video

Friday, December 30th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Even through the holidays the ongoing saga involving a Brunswick County Commissioner continues. This week Commissioner Charles Warren filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office.

The incident report Warren filed yesterday says the commissioner felt threatened. In the report he says the attack came in the form of a YouTube video in his e-mail.

A video comparing Warren to late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il started making the rounds online last week.

In it you see grieving crowds apparently saddened by what the video calls the future removal of their “dear DSS leader Charles Warren.” It’s a mocking comparison to Kim, who North Koreans called “the dear leader.”

The video apparently made its way to Warren’s e-mail inbox.

In a report filed with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Warren says he received the video last week, which he found threatening.

The video emerged after Warren was ejected from a Brunswick County Commission meeting for being disruptive. It’s the same thing he claimed when ejecting a reporter and board member from a county DSS Board meeting days earlier.

But the North Korean video is not the only one poking fun at Commissioner Warren. We also found another video with Warren has been posted on YouTube by the same user: Brunswick 1764. In this video you see Warren edited to look like he’s dancing.

The clips used for this video are of Warren being escorted from the commission meeting.

Back to the commissioner’s complaint, the Sheriff’s Office says investigators are looking into Warren’s claims.

We tried to contact Commissioner Warren to ask about this recent complaint, but we have not heard back from him.

We also reached out through YouTube to the person who posted the videos. So far no response from that person, either.

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WWAY, DIRECTV reach agreement

Friday, December 30th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Good news for anyone who watches WWAY on DIRECTV. Today WWAY’s parent company and the satellite provider agreed on a deal that means DIRECTV customers in southeastern North Carolina will continue to be able to watch WWAY.

“Morris Network, which owns and operates six television network affiliated television stations, and DIRECTV, which provides satellite TV service that retransmits the signal of each of the Morris Network stations, are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of negotiations for renewal of their existing retransmission consent agreement,” the two companies said in a joint statement.

A failure to reach an agreement by New Year’s Day could have resulted in the signals of WWAY and its sister stations no longer being carried on DIRECTV.

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FIRST ON 3: Commissioner Warren files report, ‘threatened’ by viral video

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Even through the holidays the ongoing saga involving a Brunswick County Commissioner continues. This week Commissioner Charles Warren filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office.

The incident report Warren filed yesterday says the commissioner felt threatened. In the report he says the attack came in the form of a YouTube video in his e-mail.

A video comparing Warren to late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il started making the rounds online last week.

In it you see grieving crowds apparently saddened by what the video calls the future removal of their “dear DSS leader Charles Warren.” It’s a mocking comparison to Kim, who North Koreans called “the dear leader.”

The video apparently made its way to Warren’s e-mail inbox.

In a report filed with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Warren says he received the video last week, which he found threatening.

The video emerged after Warren was ejected from a Brunswick County Commission meeting for being disruptive. It’s the same thing he claimed when ejecting a reporter and board member from a county DSS Board meeting days earlier.

But the North Korean video is not the only one poking fun at Commissioner Warren. We also found another video with Warren has been posted on YouTube by the same user: Brunswick 1764. In this video you see Warren edited to look like he’s dancing.

The clips used for this video are of Warren being escorted from the commission meeting.

Back to the commissioner’s complaint, the Sheriff’s Office says investigators are looking into Warren’s claims.

We tried to contact Commissioner Warren to ask about this recent complaint, but we have not heard back from him.

We also reached out through YouTube to the person who posted the videos. So far no response from that person, either.

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