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Archive for January, 2012

FIRST ON 3: Leland Town Council reveals Chief Jayne placed on probation in Sept., forced to pay restitution

Friday, January 20th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — During a meeting Thursday night, the Leland Town Council announced that Police Chief Tim Jayne has been on probation for months.

During the meeting, leaders revealed that on September 15 Jayne received a written reprimand and was ordered to pay restitution for use of a town-owned vehicle. He was also placed on six months probation “for management actions inconsistent with Town of Leland personnel policies and professional management standards,” according to our news partners at the Local News Review.

Jayne was also ordered to adhere to the personnel policy in the future and develop an action plan.

Town Council allowed the Town Manager to release the personnel matter citing North Carolina General Statute § 162A-6.1 (7), which allows the release of such information if it means maintaining public confidence in a public agency.

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Public discusses how to alter downtown Wilmington sign regulations

Friday, January 20th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The debate and discussion continue over the current downtown window sign regulations. A public meeting was held tonight to talk about hot button issues and results from a recent online survey.

During the meeting folks, were split up into groups to brainstorm and draft recommendations on how to alter the city’s current sign regulations. Business owners had the chance to have their voices heard.

“We’re the ones who are affected,” said Clark Hipp. “Business owners, residents and just the general public, but I think it’s important we come out and voice our concerns.”

Another hotly debated issue was the percentage of glass coverage on businesses’ windows. The current ordinance has it as ten percent but businesses say that isn’t enough.

The drafted recommendations will be presented at a second meeting on February 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Wilmington City Hall chambers.

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Leland gave police chief reprimand, probation

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Jayne also had to pay restitution for using town-owned vehicle

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FIRST ON 3: Leland Police Chief Jayne put on six months probation, has to pay restitution

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — During a Leland Town Council meeting Thursday night, Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne was put on six months probation for violating town policy. We have no further details on that violation.

Jayne was also ordered to pay restitution for misuse of town property.

We will follow up with this story tomorrow.

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FIRST ON 3: Raleigh diocese says Wilmington-born priest’s worthy of sainthood

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington-born priest may be declared a saint in the coming years. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh recently announced it will begin the process to canonize Father Thomas Price. But what does it take to be acknowledged as a saint?

On June 20, 1886, Wilmington-born Thomas Price became the first North Carolina native ordained a Catholic priest. The ordination took place, interestingly enough, at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, now known as St. Thomas Preservation Hall.

The man who could become the next St. Thomas began his priestly work here in the Port City, later working in Asheville, New Bern and Raleigh, where he set up an orphanage. Father Price also co-founded Maryknoll Fathers, a foreign mission society.

“His efforts in North Carolina not only didn’t overwhelm him, but they inspired him to do more,” said Rev. James F. Garneau. “He thought it was time that the United States, the American Catholic Church, would have a missionary effort that would even go overseas.”

Father Garneau of Mount Olive is one of the church leaders who is heading the effort for father price’s sainthood. Garneau says the formal process, which begins March 9, will not be a quick one. First a tribunal will study the life, virtues and reputation for sanctity of Father Price. Then the church will see if there are miracles that people believe were given through the inception of father price.

“If a miracle were confirmed, then the Holy Father (Pope Benedict XVI) might choose to take that as the occasion to declare him among the blessed,” Father Garneau said. “If after that there were to be another miracle, then the Holy Father can choose to declare him a saint.”

Though the process will take a lot of time, effort and hardwork, Father Garneau says Father Price is more than deserving of the opportunity to be considered a saint.

“I think he is a fascinating figure,” Father Garneau said. “Catholics have known about him and his work for generations. I think that kind of living example of the gospel, of faithful following, discipleship of the Lord Jesus Christ is always exciting. It is always brimming with interest because it wakes us up. To imagine that god is doing that in eastern North Carolina, I think, would be a great encouragement to christians through out eastern North Carolina.”

Father Garneau says there is no telling how long the process toward sainthood might take. He said it could happen in our lifetime, or it can happen generations down the road.

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