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Archive for February, 2012

More break-ins at UNCW; University Police asking for community’s help

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Over the weekend, three buildings here at UNCW were broken into. Now, police say they need your help figuring out who’s responsible.

“We hope that in this case, the community will help to serve and inform us and maybe provide us some information that will help us close these cases,” said UNCW Police Chief David Donaldson.

Kenan Auditorium, Alderman Hall, and James Hall were robbed over the weekend. Donaldson says this is not the first roberty of its kind on campus but it is unusual.

“It’s quite extrodinary for us to have force entries into buildings,” said Donaldson. “What occured was windows were broken and doors were pried into and it appeared that the thief or thieves were looking for cash and a variety of electronic items.”

Donaldson says this break in is very similar to one that happened back in December. UNCW says no student or personnel records were taken in either of the robberies and the buildings have been repaired. It says security will increase on campus during overnight hours to make sure that campus is safe and secure.

Donaldson says both cases are still under investigation. University police are working with the city to figure out who is to blame.

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Warren removed from DSS board; replacement appointed

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Commissioner voted four to one Monday to remove Charles Warren from the Department of Social Services board after viewing footage from inside the December DSS meeting.

Although he would not talk to us on camera, Commissioner Warren was very vocal during the hearing. Warren said he felt disrespect by numerous people, including his fellow commissioners. Warren says the difference in race and religion are just a few reasons why he is not on the same page as the board.

“When you go back to slavery, when they talk about religion, with caucasians going to church, they would have a church meeting and then go outside and hang three or four black people,” Warren said.

During the hearing, Warren said if he was removed from the board, he thinks Chairman Bill Sure should be removed from the commission because of Warren’s removal from a meeting in December. Sue says the situations are very different.

“You saw the film tonight,” said Sue. “And I don’t know who was here the night that he was removed but there were some shots on TV of him being removed and in my personal opinion and the opinion of a whole lot of other people I talk to, there’s no comparison.”

DSS Board Member Elsie Peterson was appointed to replace Warren as the new chairman of the DSS board.

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Supporters say anti-gang bill would reduce violence

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

The measure would essentially allow prosecutors to seek a restraining order against gang members.

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Board votes to remove Warren from DSS role

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Monday’s hearing was scheduled after a Brunswick County Superior Court judge’s ruling.

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Suspended NASCAR driver Mayfield faces new charges

Monday, February 20th, 2012

CATAWBA, N.C. (AP) – Former NASCAR racing driver Jeremy Mayfield
faces new criminal charges.
Indictments by a Catawba County grand jury released Monday
charge Mayfield with three counts of possessing property stolen
from businesses, and a fourth charge of obtaining property by false
The indictment alleges the offenses took place around the time
law officers raided his Catawba home in November.
The 42-year-old Mayfield was charged then with possessing 1.5
grams of methamphetamine. Detectives from neighboring Lincoln
County said they also found about $100,000 worth of items taken
from businesses in that county.
A Washington, D.C.-based attorney representing Mayfield after
the November raid did not immediately return a message seeking
comment Monday.
Mayfield was suspended from NASCAR after failing a drug test in

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