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Archive for September, 2012

Davis takes oath for NC House

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

By Ben Brown
PortCityDaily.com

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (PORTCITYDAILY.COM) — While the challenge of election remains for Ted Davis Jr. in his bid to represent NC House District 19, the early resignation of legislator and fellow Republican Danny McComas has allowed Davis to slide in for the short remainder of McComas’s term.

Davis, who resigned from the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners recently in light of the opening, took his oath of office Wednesday evening in the commission’s downtown Wilmington chambers. He told a crowd of supporters and peers that he thought the location appropriate, as a few feet behind him was the empty seat he had occupied as the county commission’s longtime chairman. He was first elected to the board in 1996.

"By receiving this appointment, if I am elected," Davis said Wednesday of the House post, "I will already have seniority" by the time other, new legislators are sworn-in this coming January. Davis explained that could give him muscle in his plan to fight for his district from Raleigh.

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Man accused of biting WPD K9 misses court appearance

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

A man accused of biting a K9 from the Wilmington Police Department earlier this year was expected to appear in court Thursday but did not show up.

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UPDATE: Woman missing since June returns home

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

UPDATE: The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says Tamara Smith Hare’s family says she has returned home and is safe.

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies in Brunswick County are asking for help finding a missing woman. Tamara Smith Hare, 50, was last seen at her home on Horse Branch Road in Ocean Isle Beach June 25 at about 4 p.m.

She is described as 4’11”, 180 lbs. with blonde hair and blue eyes.

She is driving a silver 2010 Hyundai Sonata with North Carolina tag ADJ-4369. It’s not clear where she may have been headed.

If anyone has information about Hare, contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 253-2777 or call 911.

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My Turn: Moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

WECT's General Manager Gary McNair talks about the difficult process of moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour to its final resting place.

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Daughter found not guilty in fire that killed father

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Christine Smith was charged with neglecting her father in an unsafe home

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