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Archive for January, 2012

Reporting suspected child abuse mandatory

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The fact is, child abuse is not a new problem. It did not just start happening.

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‘Teen Mom 2’ star Jenelle Evans arrested again

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — “Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans was back in jail Tuesday, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

The 20-year-old was charged with placing harassing phone calls and communicating threats. Her bond was set at $1,000.

No stranger to trouble with the law, Evans has faced an assault charge, following a fight caught on video that went viral, trespassing, breaking and entering and a previous charge of harassing phone calls.

Evans, a prolific Tweeter, never mentioned her arrest on Twitter today, but did write at one point this morning, “So upset can’t stop crying. I might just run far far away and never come back.” She also complained of being sick and being “At the hospital once again.”

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Navassa residents already disappointed in performance of newly elected town council

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

NAVASSA, NC (WWAY) — The town of Navassa is no stranger to conflict, and that continued Tuesday night during an emergency town council meeting.

The council met to discuss a personnel issue and $4,000 of FEMA grant money for Hurricane Irene damage, but residents who were there had a lot more to talk about.

The council immediately went into closed session to discuss the personnel issue, but in the meantime residents said they are sick of having so many questions and not getting answers.

“Right now and more recent years, there’s just been so many things that have come into question,” said Dorsey Jones, a Navassa resident and former mayoral candidate.

Residents say many questions revolve around the town’s budget issues. The town just completed its 2009-2010 audit, which was due in October 2010, and another audit is also due.

“We’ve got to do the audit for 2010-2011,” said Mayor Eulis Willis. “The auditor is scheduled to come in here on January 18.”

Jones says the audits are not the only thing of concern.

“There have been a lot of things highlighted as questionable in terms of practices, in terms of handling money, whether it be for grants and or loans,” he said.

Several residents say the new board, which has been in place for about month now, needs to get its act together.

“What they need to do is give the new board a chance,” said Mayor Willis.

Jones says transparency is something that needs to become more readily available among the board.

“I’d hope that somewhere along the line that we would be able to get the answers because there are a lot of questions and we have yet to hear really concise information,” said Jones.

Willis says folks just need to give the new board and him a little time to work through the issues folks have with the town.

“What’s important to me is that i need to understand and represent all viewpoints, you know the new board, the old board and still try to get this town where we need to be,” said Willis.

Residents were also concerned with how the town is dealing with issues surrounding the sewer system.

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Authorities arrest Teen Mom 2′ star

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Evans faces charges of harassing phone calls

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Sign up for StarNews Conscience Fair

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

We’re now taking signups for the 2012 StarNews Conscience Fair, which will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the McKeithan Center at Cape Fear Community College’s North Campus.

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