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Archive for January, 2012

Perdue trying to lure jobs to Brunswick County

Monday, January 30th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Bev Perdue’s administration is trying to attract an unidentified company to invest in Brunswick County and bring what could be 1,100 jobs to southeastern North Carolina.

Perdue said over the weekend she planned to have breakfast Monday with company executives at the Executive Mansion and travel to the region later in the day. The Democratic governor told reporters she delayed her scheduled annual vacation for the visit.

A Perdue spokesman confirmed Monday the Democratic governor discussed economic development matters at a mansion breakfast but declined to identify the interested company.

Brunswick County was where Continental Tire considered building a plant and hiring more than 1,000 workers before announcing in October it was going to South Carolina instead.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Details hush-hush on new effort to bring jobs to Brunswick County

Monday, January 30th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — After a failed bid to bring “Project Soccer” to southeastern North Carolina, Gov. Bev Perdue may be trying to get another company to bring jobs to the area.

In October Contintental Tire chose to build a new facility in South Carolina instead of Brunswick County. That meant the loss of 1,600 potential jobs.

The details on the new effort are slim, but as it stands now, the governor is trying to get a company to invest in Brunswick County.

This morning, Gov. Perdue met with company executives to discuss matters over breakfast at the Executive Mansion. A Perdue spokesperson declined to identify the interested company.

After that, the governor came to Brunswick County to meet with economic development teams from Brunswick County as well as other surrounding counties.

We tried to get more information about the project, but local leaders as well as Perdue’s press office could not reveal much information, citing confidentiality agreements that accompany these projects. We do know the unidentified company could bring about 1,100 jobs to the area.

We’ll keep following this story and will bring you the very latest as it becomes available.

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‘Iron Man 3’ villain speculation mounts

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Speculation has emerged that Namor may be the villain of the Iron Man 3 movie.

Rumors began after filming was scheduled to take place at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina. The studios are known for their special-effects water tank, ideal for filming underwater scenes featuring the King of Atlantis.

According to ComicBook.com, it is also thought that the Robert Downey Jr-starring film may be based on the classic Iron Man story ‘Demon in a Bottle’, which features the Sub-Mariner heavily.

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ONLY ON 3: Judge Jolly ducks reporter questions on NC Supreme Court ruling

Monday, January 30th, 2012

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — Judge Jerry Jolly, who sued District Attorney Jon David all the way to the state supreme court over the DA’s new traffic court system, refused to talk with us about the ruling or why he chose to persue the case all the way to Raleigh.

He tried to avoid Cliff, our reporter, by going out a back door at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Cliff caught up with him in the parking lot and asked him about the case, but all Judge Jolly could muster was, “no comment.”

We’ll have more on the story tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6.


RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Supreme Court issued this opinion this week regarding Judge Jerry Jolly’s shut-down of District Attorney Jon David’s traffic court:

On writ of certiorari pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-32(b) to review an administrative order entered on 15 April 2011 by Judge Jerry A. Jolly in District Court, Brunswick County. Heard in the Supreme Court 10 January 2012.

The order of the District Court is vacated in each and every respect. As this Court has noted:

Even in the name of its inherent power, the judiciary may not arrogate a duty reserved by the constitution exclusively to another body, nor may it violate the constitutional rights of persons brought before its tribunals. Furthermore, doing what is reasonably necessary for the proper administration of justice means
doing no more than is reasonably necessary. The court’s exercise of its inherent power must be responsible — even cautious and in the spirit of mutual cooperation among the three branches.

The very genius of our tripartite Government is based upon the proper exercise of their respective powers
together with harmonious cooperation between the three independent Branches.

329 N.C. 84, 99–100, 405 S.E.2d 125, 132–33 (1991) (footnote and internal citations omitted); see also N.C. Const. art. IV, § 10 (setting forth the responsibilities and duties of the District Courts); N.C. Const. art. IV, § 18 (setting forth the responsibilities and duties of the District Attorney).

By order of the Court in Conference, this 26th day of January, 2012.


Today, the Supreme Court of North Carolina filed an opinion vacating Judge Jerry Jolly’s
Administrative Order of April 14, 2011 in its entirety. In essence, the Court ruled that Judge
Jolly lacked the authority to enter his original order which had suspended traffic court and
prevented the District Attorney’s Office from using the StreetSafe Program. Now that the
Supreme Court has spoken, I look forward to working closely with all of our judges to make
traffic court more efficient. In doing this, I am pleased that the StreetSafe Program can now be
utilized to educate our children and protect our streets.

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Cal Cunningham nixes run at NC lieutenant governor

Monday, January 30th, 2012

LEXINGTON, NC (AP) — Former US Senate candidate Cal Cunningham says it’s not the right time to run for lieutenant governor in North Carolina despite a shake-up that’s left that ballot slot open.

Cunningham released a statement Monday saying he and his wife have decided they can’t balance existing work, financial and family commitments with running a statewide campaign that opened up just last Thursday. That happened when Gov. Bev Perdue announced she wouldn’t seek re-election, and Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton announced he would run for governor.

Cunningham is a former Davidson County state senator and Afghanistan war veteran who lost in a US Senate primary runoff to Elaine Marshall in 2010.

Other Democrats are considering getting into the May 8 primary for lieutenant governor, including 2008 candidate Hampton Dellinger.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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