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Archive for February, 2012

Sheriff’s deputy shoots and kills a man

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

HIDDENITE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities in Alexander County say a
sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who threatened him with an

The Hickory Daily Record reports that Sheriff Chris Bowman said
deputies were called Sunday night to a home where the wife of
47-year-old William Frederick Ippolito was staying with a friend.
Ippolito and his wife had recently separated, and Bowman said
Ippolito assaulted the friend.

Bowman said Ippolito drove home, and later opened the door
holding the ax. The sheriff said Ippolito lunged towards officers
with the ax, and one officer fired at Ippolito, hitting him in the
chest three times. Ippolito was taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital,
where he was pronounced dead.

The unidentified officer is on administrative leave pending the
outcome of a State Bureau of Investigation probe.

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First on 3: New Hanover County School Board member files for county commissioner

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – A New Hanover County School Board member has officially thrown his hat in the race for county commissioner. On Monday Dr. Derrick Hickey filed his declaration of candidacy for New Hanover County Commission.
His campaign will focus on fiscal responsibility, fostering economic growth in the county and promoting education for the children of New Hanover County.
Hickey currently serves on the New Hanover County School Board. He was elected to that position in 2010. Hickey is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery, microsurgery, and arthroscopy.

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NC Ports Authority dinner for 15 cost about $1,500

Monday, February 13th, 2012

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – A spokesman says the N.C. State Ports
Authority will develop new policies for meals and expenses after a
steak house dinner for 15 cost more than $1,500 for food.

The StarNews of Wilmington reported the dinner was held in January at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
on the night before the board’s meeting in Charlotte.

Attending the meeting were members of the Ports Authority board
from around the state, along with state Transportation Secretary
Gene Conti and his wife.

Transportation Department spokesman Ted Vaden says DOT will work
with the authority on policies. DOT board members receive a per
diem and pay for any difference between that amount and meals.

He says the Ports Authority’s previous practice of hosting board
meetings was consistent with state laws.

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NC DOT holds hearings on proposed I-95 changes

Monday, February 13th, 2012

WELDON, N.C. (AP) – The state Department of Transportation is
holding public hearings this month to discuss planned construction
on Interstate 95 that would start in 2016 and toll collection that
would start three years later.

A hearing will be held Monday at Halifax Community College in
Weldon, with another scheduled for Thursday at The Imperial Centre
in Rocky Mount.

Public hearings also will be held next week in Smithfield,
Wilson, Dunn and Fayetteville. All hearings will be held from 4
p.m. to 7 p.m.

DOT has proposed spending $4.4 billion to improve I-95,
including widening the more than 180 miles of the highway in
eastern North Carolina. It wants to use tolls to pay for those

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Court case for Teen Mom’ postponed until March

Monday, February 13th, 2012

A hearing Monday for "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans was continued to March 19

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