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Archive for April, 2012

House Speaker Tillis goes on the record about upcoming session

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The short session of even years is reserved primarily for budget adjustments.

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Man arrested for shooting a tree

Friday, April 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One Wilmington resident found out alcohol and guns don’t mix.

Around 8:30 last night, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Kidder Street. They found 60-year-old Leonard Sanders there. Police say he was drunk and admitted to firing his gun off his front porch and into a tree in the front yard.

Sanders also told police the gun was in his home, as well as five additional rifles and shotguns. Officers placed the handgun into evidence and took the others for safekeeping.

Police arrested Sanders and charged him with discharging a firearm within the city limits. He posted bond and is out of jail.

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International lab acquires privately owned Wilmington lab

Friday, April 27th, 2012

SGS has acquired Analytical Perspectives of North Carolina

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POLL: Romney trails Obama in favorability in NC

Friday, April 27th, 2012

ELON, NC (ELON UNIVERSITY NEWS RELEASE) — While most North Carolinians have opinions about President Barack Obama, more than a quarter of state residents don’t know how they feel about his presumptive GOP rival in the fall elections, according to the latest Elon University Poll.

Forty-three percent of respondents expressed unfavorable views of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Twenty-eight percent of respondents said they held favorable views. Another 28 percent said they don’t know how they feel.

That compares to the 49 percent of respondents who think favorably of Obama and the 42 percent who don’t. Just 8 percent of respondents said they “don’t know” how they feel about the president.

The poll, conducted April 22-25, 2012, surveyed 640 North Carolina residents and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.87 percentage points. The sample is of the population in general, with numbers that include both landlines and cellular phones. The Elon University Poll does not restrict respondents by voter eligibility or likelihood of voting.

“People know President Obama. He’s been in office for nearly four years and has visited North Carolina more than a dozen times,” said John Robinson, director of communications for the Elon University Poll. “Now that he’s the presumptive GOP nominee, Gov. Romney’s challenge is to educate North Carolinians on what he stands for and why they should vote for him. To carry the state, he will need to win over most of those ‘don’t knows.’”

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Padgetts return to council expected next week

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Councilwoman Laura Padgett is expected to return to council for next week’s meeting

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