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Archive for June, 2012

NC Senate panel wants more info on highway letter

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A Senate committee is investigating a letter that a senator received from the North Carolina Department of Transportation about funding for two highway toll projects that turned out to be false.

Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca said Tuesday his committee would meet this week to examine the role the transportation department and Gov. Bev Perdue’s administration played with a letter about the proposed Mid-Currituck Bridge and Garden Parkway.

Apodaca called “fraudulent” a letter dated last week that appears to have been signed by DOT Chief Operating Officer Jim Trogdon. The letter reversed the agency’s position that money for the projects could be used next year for other roads. Trogdon later said he had neither reviewed nor consented to the letter.

Apodaca said Trogdon’s integrity is not being called into question.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Brunswick deputies bust alleged meth lab

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

SUPPLY, NC (WWAY) — Another methamphetamine lab bust in Brunswick County. The Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit received information last week that a meth lab was being operated in Supply.

The narcotics unit issued and executed a warrant at 2560 Elkin ST SW, Supply. The following subjects were arrested and are now in the Brunswick County Detention Center:

Matthew Wayne Cordell of Supply was arrested and charged with maintaining a dwelling place for a controlled substance (Felony), possessing and distributing a precursor chemical, possessing drug paraphernalia; bottles, tubing, plastic container, and smoking pipe and manufacturing methamphetamine. His bond is set at $61,600.

Melissa Robin Bumgarner of Supply was arrested and charged with possessing and distributing a precursor chemical, maintaining a dwelling place for a controlled substance (Felony), manufacturing marijuana, manufacturing a methamphetamine, exceeding pseudoephedrine limits and possessing drug paraphernalia bottles. Her bond is set at $65,000.

Raymond Barefoot of Dunn was arrested and charged with felony conspiracy. Barefoot who was at 2560 Elkin ST SW, Supply when the warrant was executed, was out on pretrial release for a previous methamphetamine lab related charge. His previous bond was revoked and is now set at $250,000.

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Causeway paving will cause lane closures

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Lanes will close at night on or near the Causeway between Leland and Wilmington for one month.

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There’s more to do at this year’s Cape Fear Shrimpfest

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The word "shrimp" is sometimes used as a synonym for "little."

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Budget holds the line on property taxes, raises

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The Brunswick County commissioners Monday approved a 2012-2013 fiscal year budget that did not include a cost-of-living raise for employees.

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