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Archive for August, 2012

NC author give tips on “College Sense”

Friday, August 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina author Tawan Perry stopped by Good Morning Carolina to talk about his book “College Sense: What College and High School Advisers Don’t Tell You about College.”

He sat down with Katie Harden to give some back-to-school tips for college freshmen and parents. Perry’s book covers specifics, like how to keep your safe and out of debt their first year in college.

For more information, tips, advice and more, watch the full, live interview. Also, visit the author’s website at www.TawanPerry.com.

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Wrightsville Beach town manager to resign Nov. 1

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Bob Simpson said Friday his decision to resign was both personal and professional.

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FIRST ON 3: Leland upholds officer firings

Friday, August 17th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland Town Manager David Hollis says he is upholding the terminations of three police officers fired earlier this year.

The town fired Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia and officer John Blasingame back in April after an internal investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation and the officers’ dismissals came after months of controversy regarding the Leland Police Department and uncovered by a WWAY NewsChannel 3 investigation.

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Gaston County woman charged with animal cruelty

Friday, August 17th, 2012

GASTONIA, NC (AP) — A Gaston County woman has been arrested on animal cruelty charges.

The Gaston Gazette reported 30-year-old Tracy Michelle Knight of Mount Holly was arrested earlier this week.

Knight is accused of failing to provide food, water, proper shelter, veterinary care and protection from the weather to three dogs.

Animal control officers say the charges come from incidents on June 24 and July 28. They involved a Chihuahua named Muffin, a black and white pit bull named Jake and a black and tan shepherd mix named Blue.

An arrest warrant states the pit bull needed veterinary care to prevent the dog from suffering from severe sores and thinness.

It was not clear if Knight has a lawyer.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wrightsville Beach Town Manager announces retirement

Friday, August 17th, 2012

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Bob Simpson has announced his retirement in a letter to the town.

Simpson gave his letter of intent more than a week ago. We spoke with Simpson over the phone today.

He says it’s simply his time to go. Simpson told WWAY that when he accepted the job, he intended to stay five years, and now he’s been there more than seven.

In the letter, Simpson says, “I announce my departure with some degree of sadness, but with the knowledge that the Town is in sound financial condition and a dedicated professional staff will continue to provide exceptional service to the community.”

Simpson’s final day will be November first of this year.

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