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Archive for September, 2012

Maritime marker proposed for riverfront

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The residents of Southport appear to be divided on the potential location of a maritime memorial.

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State sues Wilmington mortgage firm

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The state is seeking to shut down a Wilmington company that promises to help customers modify their mortgage payments and avoid foreclosure on their homes.

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SC’s Haley speaks at Women for Romney event in NC

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

APEX, N.C. (AP) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has made her second trip to North Carolina in less than a week, this time to help Mitt Romney and urge women to focus on economic issues in the presidential election.

Haley addressed about 150 people at a “Women for Mitt” event Monday morning in Apex. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/PRx8UR ) Haley said issues such as contraception are not going to be the deciding factors for women.

Haley said women are “paying attention to everything,” including jobs, the economy and health care. She criticized arguments by Democrats that Republicans are creating a war on women.

Haley attended a Pat McCrory for governor rally last Wednesday in Fayetteville.

Haley planned later Monday to attend “Women for Mitt” events in Virginia and Florida.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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GOP urges support for Wake school superintendent

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The board managing North Carolina’s largest school system is locked in a new dispute that could spell the future of the superintendent hired by its former majority of tea-party conservatives.

The Wake County School Board held a closed-door session lasting nearly four hours Monday on a personnel matter. The school board plans to meet again Tuesday.

Republican school board members and GOP activists have urged supporters of Superintendent Tony Tata (TAY-ta) to rally in support of him keeping his job.

A Republican majority school board hired the former Army general in late 2010 to carry out a new classroom assignment plan. GOP board members’ decision to scrap the old plan that featured racial diversity led to protests, arrests, a federal civil rights complaint, and a threat to high schools accreditations.

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

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AMBER ALERT: Girl last seen in Brunswick County

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Carteret County Sheriff Office is searching for a missing child: Abigale Faith Lefevers.

Abigale Lefevers is a 12-year-old White female, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds. She has brown hair, and brown eyes. Abigale was last seen wearing black Nike shoes and carrying a pink backpack with peace signs.

Allegedly, there is 1 abductor: Timothy Howard Newman. Timothy Howard Newman is described as 38 years old, White, male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 210 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

The last known location was at approximately 1:42am on Monday on US17 in Brunswick County North Carolina, near the South Carolina Border. The vehicle is a Red 1998 Chrysler Sebring with NC license tag number AKT6534.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Carteret County Sheriff Office immediately at (252) 504-4800, or call 911 or *HP.

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