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Archive for September, 2012

Congressman from Florida stops in Wilmington to campaign for Romney

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Supporters of republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gathered at the VFW Post 2573 on Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington.

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NC police accuse woman of using stun gun on child

Friday, September 21st, 2012

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) – Gastonia police as accusing a woman of using a stun gun on an 11-year-old boy and taking a swing at a 17-year-old girl.

The Gaston Gazette reports that police say 39-year-old Toni Nicole Meeks assaulted an 11-year-old boy by jolting him in the neck with a stun gun. A police report says the boy had “visible marks” on his neck where the gun burned him. He was treated at a local hospital.

Police also say Meeks swung her fists at the girl in a separate incident on the same street. The two incidents occurred Thursday.

Meeks is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a child under 12, and with simple assault. She is free on $10,000 bond. It’s not known if she has an attorney.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Greenlands Farm Store hopes for ‘slow money’ to grow

Friday, September 21st, 2012

A new initiative is headed to Wilmington on Monday, September 24. As part of the Slow Money mission, three local businesses will highlight what they do and why they need capital. Greenlands Farm Store, will be one of those businesses.


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FNF Week 6 Scoreboard

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Week 6 scores from our area and across the state.

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Bald Head Island residents speak out against Town Manager

Friday, September 21st, 2012

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — We told you a few weeks ago about controversy on Bald Head Island. Friday the citizens of the island told the Village Council what they thought about Village Manger Calvin Peck.

“You put your name on the ballot. We elected you. You represent us.” Island resident Jane Johnson told the council.

Villagers say they decided to speak out against Peck after Public Safety Chief Chip Munna resigned a few weeks ago. Citizens say Munna resigned because of a personality conflict with Peck.

The Village Council says it has said all it can about the situation involving Munna and Peck.

“Departmental matters, employee performance evaluations and personnel decisions cannot be handled in the court of public opinion.” Bald Head Island Mayor Andy Sayre told the crowd.

We tried to talk to Mayor Sayre after the meeting, he said the matter was closed and would concentrate on getting a new Public Safety Director. Manager Calvin Peck said he would rather not comment.

Villagers say they plan to keep on fighting until they see results.

“This is going to be an ongoing petition we will constantly accept signatures.” Resident Marilyn Ridgeway told us. “We will be watching to be sure the negative behaviors are not acted upon by Calvin Peck and we’ll make sure this village gets back into the hands of the people.” Ridgeway said.

So far the petition has more than 100 signatures. Villagers plan to collect more
in the days and weeks to come.

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