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Archive for September, 2012

Brian Berger skips out on leadership conference, says it’s not his fault

Friday, September 21st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is once again back in the spotlight. After requesting county staff to send out a news release about a conference he was invited to, Berger did not go. But Berger says it’s not his fault.

Berger was awarded a full scholarship to attend a local elected leaders conference in Chapel Hill that ended Thursday. Though he planned to go, Berger says county manager Chris Coudriet told him he was not allowed to, because he currently owes the county $500 in travel expenses.

“If anything, there’s just as great a chance that the county owes me money as there is that I owe the county money,” Berger said. “In either instance, we’re probably only talking about maybe a $50 swing one way or the other.”

According to county spokesman Charles Smith, Berger does owe $500 in travel expenses. In June, the County Commission unanimously approved a travel policy where all members must pay off their balance before any more travel.

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ONLY ON 3: Bald Head Island investigation request

Friday, September 21st, 2012

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — We told a few weeks ago about controversy on bald head island. Today, citizens voiced their concerns to the village and demanded action.

Many residents of Bald Head Island say they retired in the village for its beauty, but now they think the drama is ruining their getaway.

Friday, the citizens of Bald Head Island told the village council what they really think about village manager Calvin Peck. Villagers say they decided to speak out against Peck after Public Safety Chief Chip Munna resigned a few weeks ago. Citizens say Munna only resigned because of a personality conflict with Peck.

Bald Head Island Mayor Andy Sayre says something like this “cannot be handled in the court of public opinion.”

The village council says it has said all it can about the situation involving Munna and that they support Peck.

The villagers say they plan to keep fighting until they see results.

So far, the petition has more than 100 signatures. Villagers plan to collect more in the days and weeks to come and plan to continue speaking out at future meetings and researching further to support their case.

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Commissioners can’t help with child care cuts

Friday, September 21st, 2012

New Hanover County officials said they cannot help 300 families who are on the verge of losing child care.

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State Capitol Police Chief Scott Hunter dies

Friday, September 21st, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – State Capitol Police Chief Scott Hunter, who came to the department after nearly 20 years with the N.C. Highway Patrol, has died. He was 49.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Patty McQuillan said Hunter died Friday after a long illness. He had remained on the job until recently.

Hunter, who grew up in Laurens, S.C., became State Capitol police chief in 2003 following 18 years with the patrol. He worked as a field trooper from 1985 through 1993, and also headed the patrol’s recruitment efforts and the Traffic Safety Information Program.

As chief, Hunter oversaw the department’s move in 2009 from the Department of Administration to what is now the Department of Public Safety.

Hunter is survived by his wife and three children. Funeral arrangements are not complete.

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

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Wilmington man wins $175k in lottery

Friday, September 21st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Bob Jones, a retired manufacturing worker from Wilmington, plans to use some of the $175,707 prize he won playing Carolina Cash 5 to take a vacation.

Jones beat odds of 1 in 575,757 when he matched all five numbers in the Sept. 16 drawing, winning him the jackpot. He was at home when he learned of his big win.

“I get up early every day and check my email and my lottery numbers,” Jones said. “I saw the numbers on the screen and had to check them again. You never think it will happen to you. This feels great.”

Jones plans to use another portion of his winnings, worth $119,481 after taxes were withheld, to pay bills. He purchased his winning ticket at the Gas Center on North College Road in Wilmington.

“Keep playing because you just might win,” Jones said about the Carolina Cash 5 game. “Today it’s me, but tomorrow it will be someone else.”

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