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Archive for July, 2012

Voter turnout anemic for NC 2nd primaries

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s voter turnout for the primary runoff is on track to match or break a record low.

The executive director of the State Board of Elections says turnout could be 2.5 percent, which would match lows set in recent years for a Republican labor commissioner race and an appellate judicial race.

Executive Director Gary Bartlett said by mid-morning Tuesday, 10 people had voted in Tyrell County and 14 in Camden County. The largest precinct in Wake County, the seat of state government, had 23 voters. Wayne County was humming with 350 voters.

Voters already picked their party favorites in the May 8 primary, but some first-place candidates failed to receive the more than 40 percent needed to win outright, requiring the top two vote-getters to advance to a runoff.

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Wrightsville Beach cop quits after DWI arrest

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A Wrightsville Beach Police officer is off the job after being arrested for suspicion of driving while impaired.

The town says Highway Patrol arrested Ofc. Jordan Davis at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

The Wrightsville Beach Police Department started its own internal investigation into the arrest, but Jordan resigned before it was done.

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‘Dawson’s Creek’ reunion a possibility

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Good Morning America

A “Dawson’s Creek” reunion is looking more likely.

Three of its four stars, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes and James Van Der Beek, have each expressed an interest in returning to Capeside. Just last week, Williams, who played blonde bad girl Jen Lindley on the 90’s show, said at a Comic-Con press conference for “Oz: The Great and Powerful” that she “would happily” take part in a reunion special.

“I’ve always said that I would really love to and I think independently, we’ve all been saying that,” Williams told reporters.

Of course, writers would have to find a creative way to bring Jen back. “My character died in the end, so there are certain limitations for me,” the 31-year-old actress said. “It’s either I come back as a ghost or I’m shot through a lot of gauzy, hazy light as my nineteen-year-old self.”

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Iler questions Brunswick swath in S.C. planning area

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Carolina Shores, Calabash, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and Shallotte are in the swath

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Back Then – Engineers explore mystery of ghostly Maco Light

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Looking back at stories from the StarNews archives.

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