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Archive for June, 2012

More changes approved for NC racial bias law

Monday, June 11th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Republican legislators keep trying to narrow the focus of the Racial Justice Act to satisfy enough colleagues so changes to the 2009 law on the death penalty can withstand any veto by Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue.

A judiciary committee voted along party lines Monday to rework the law, which allows death row inmates to use statistics to persuade a judge that racial bias influenced their sentences.

Condemned inmates who win in court have their sentences reduced to life in prison without parole.

Bill supporter Rep. Paul Stam of Apex said the bill was reworked a second time in part to address concerns from opponents. But House Democrats and appellate defense attorneys say the measure still guts the purpose of the 2009 law.

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Police use traffic patrols in high-crime areas as deterrent

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Model based on statistical relationship between crime, crashes, police say

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Extras needed for ‘Safe Haven’ shoot Wilmington, set takes shape in Southport

Monday, June 11th, 2012

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — In Southport work continues on what is reportedly a set for the Nicholas Sparks movie “Safe Haven.”

The State Port Pilot says the building at the Yacht Basin will serve as a general store in the movie.

The cast will not just shoot in Southport. According to a film permit, they will also shoot exteriors and interiors next week on Brookwood Avenue and Metts Avenue in Wilmington.

You could be a part of those Wilmington shoots. The Wilm on Film blog at StarNewsOnline.com says producers are looking for extras for the shoots next week

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‘Safe Haven’ shoots in Wilmington next week, set takes shape in Southport

Monday, June 11th, 2012

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — In Southport work continues on what is reportedly a set for the Nicholas Sparks movie “Safe Haven.”

The State Port Pilot says the building at the Yacht Basin will serve as a general store in the movie.

The cast will not just shoot in Southport. According to a film permit, they will also shoot exteriors and interiors next week on Brookwood Avenue and Metts Avenue in Wilmington.

You could be a part of those Wilmington shoots. The Wilm on Film blog at StarNewsOnline.com says producers are looking for extras for the shoots next week

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More invalid names on stadium baseball stadium petition

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The New Hanover County Board of Elections has discovered more invalid names for a petition against a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium.

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