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Archive for February, 2012

Settlement in Edwards sex tape case

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — WTVD in Raleigh has learned there’s a settlement in the civil suit over who owns a purported sex tape of former presidential candidate John Edwards.

Edwards’ former mistress Rielle Hunter sued Edwards’ ex-aide Andrew Young in 2010 over ownership of several items, including an intimate video Hunter claimed she made in 2006 while working for Edwards.

A spokesman for Hunter said the agreement returns the “disputed property” to Hunter and declared the settlement a victory.

“Ms. Hunter is very pleased. She won,” said RoseMarie Terenzio.

WTVD has a reporter on the way to pick up a copy of the agreement filed Thursday afternoon.

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Wilmington looks at renovations to Riverfront Park

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An extreme makeover is coming to downtown Wilmington. No, not a ballpark. The city wants to redesign riverfront park. The architects revealed some of the plans today.

Riverfront Park was developed in the 1980s. Now it’s getting an upgrade.

“The park is obviously old and tired, and we’re gonna hopefully uplift it with perhaps a new water feature, some new vegetation and trees maybe even add some more greenspace,” landscape architect Brian Jenest said.

Downtown Wilmington business owners listened as landscape architects explained their preliminary design Thursday morning.

“I think it’s a wonderful idea,” business owner John Hirchak said. “I think we need park space in downtown wilmington, and we need park space on the riverfront.”

It also gave them an opportunity to voice their concerns about what’s missing from the design.

“Cleaning up the bathrooms there, cleaning up the pavilion by the kiosks. I think that’s not currently part of the plan, but it should be part of the plan,” Riverfront Park Vendors Coordinator Marjorie Ulcickas said.

Renovating the area in front of the federal courthouse is only phase one of the project. The entire vision includes stretching the entire park all the way up to the Hilton.

The city received a grant several years ago that will cover the $200,000 price tag of phase one.

As of now, the city does not own the parking lot in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, or the parking lot next to the Hilton, which would be phases two and three. There is not a concrete plan at this point to move forward on negotiating on those properties, nor does the city have any money budgeted for them.

If you’d like to learn more, there’s a public workshop that’s going on until 7 p.m. It’s in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

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Justice won’t run for any office this year

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — We already knew state Rep. Carolyn Justice would not seek another term in the state house. Now she says she will not run for any office in 2012.

Justice, who has spent ten years as the District 16 representative, says she feels others need the chance to fill her seat. The Republican from Hampstead says she will take a few years off and may run again if she feels fit.

“It’s been great,” Justice said. “It’s been very rewarding. I’m lucky. I’ve been very successful with the help of a lot of people. I think I did a lot of good things, a lot of good things left to do, but I believe it’s always time for new blood.”

Justice says she plans to stay very involved in politics and help campaign for Chris Miller, who is running for her seat.

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Smoke in southern New Hanover Co. from controlled burn

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE FROM THE WILMINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT) — Smoke on the south side of the City/County is from a control burn in Brunswick County.

We have had reports of this smoke being heavy in some areas.

We encourage citizens to not call 911 unless they see flames.

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Water main break blocks intersection of Second, Orange streets

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Motorists should use an alternative route, according to CFPUA.

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