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Archive for September, 2012

Missing NC girl, sex offender found in South Florida

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

CARTERET COUNTY (WCTI) — A 12-year-old reporting missing on Monday has been found.

FBI officials said that Abigaile Lefevers and Timothy Newman were located at a parking lot a block from Interstate 95 near Miami. She is alive and safe, and authorities have told her father that she was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Newman is currently in custody.

An Amber Alert was issued for Lefevers was issued Monday evening. Officials on Tuesday filed a warrant for Newman’s arrest. That warrant, which carries a charge of child abduction, was filed through NCIC and NCAWARE.

Click here to read more at WCTI12.com

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Fort Bragg general charged with adultery, other sex crimes

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) — US defense officials say an Army brigadier general has been charged with forcible sodomy, multiple counts of adultery and having inappropriate relationships with several female subordinates.

Two defense officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to provide details on the case.

At a news conference Wednesday, Col. Kevin Arata confirmed that Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was facing charges but declined to provide details or take questions. Sinclair has been informed of the charges but has not yet been arrested.

The officials said Sinclair, who served as deputy commander in charge of logistics and support for the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan, was sent home in May because of the allegations.

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Baldor reported from Washington.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Film and biz leaders tout partnerships

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Commission to replace printed guide with an online database

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‘Modern Family’ returns tonight! Star Sofia Vergara talks about the new season

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The hit ABC show and Emmy winner for Best Comedy “Modern Family” returns.

Recently we talked with star Sofia Vergara about the new season and her career.

She’s been nominated for an Emmy three times. But believe it or not, the star says she was nervous about playing the role of a young, beautiful Latin woman.

“At the beginning I was a little nervous, actually,” Vergara told “Good Morning Carolina” anchor Ashley Jacobs. “Because of my character, Gloria, I felt that maybe people were going to hate her because she was kind of like a gold digger, the very hot Latin marrying a lot older guy, and she had a kid.”

You’ll see her role change this season. Gloria is expecting a baby, which will bring more tears and laughs to the show.

“Modern family” starts at 9 p.m. right here on WWAY and ABC.

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New Hanover Co. Commissioner Candidate Forum Tuesday on RTV and WHQR

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY/WHQR) — WHQR 91.3fm Public Radio announces that it will host and broadcast a candidate forum among the six candidiates for New Hanover County Commissioner in the MC Erny Gallery (254 N. Front Street, #300) as part of the 2012 Election Season.

The public is invited to attend.

The forum will also be aired live on 91.3fm, streamed live at whqr.org, WWAYTV3.com and on RTV. On Time Warner Cable, RTV is channel 106, on ATMC, channel 903 and on Charter Cable, channel 145.

The forum will feature two local journalists, including WWAY’s Cacky Catlett, asking prepared questions during the first half of the event. The second portion will be dedicated to questions from voters. A live studio audience will be invited to ask questions during this segment. We’ll also use questions emailed in from listeners, or sent to us via Twitter and Facebook.

Questions for the candidates may be emailed to newsdirector@whqr.org or submitted via Twitter with the #whqrforums hash tag. Questions should note for which slate of candidates they are intended. WHQR reserves the right to edit the questions for clarity, brevity, and objectivity. Each question must be addressed to all candidates in a particular race.

Candidates for New Hanover County Commissioners include: Jonathan Barfield (Current Vice Chairman), Beth Dawson, Dr. Derrick Hickey, Robert Murray, Woody White and Rob Zapple.

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